“Statutory Interpretation from the Inside – An Empirical Study of Congressional Drafting, Delegation and the Canons: Part II”

Abbe Gluck and Lisa Schultz Bressman have posted this draft on SSRN (forthcoming, Stanford Law Review).  This moves to the top of my statutory interpretation reading pile. Here is the abstract: This is the second of two Articles relaying the … Continue reading

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Drake Law Review Symposium on Political Dysfunction and Constitutional Change

This was a truly great symposium and discussion, now in print. Drake Law Review Volume 61, No. 4, Summer 2013 CONSTITUTIONAL LAW SYMPOSIUM The U.S. Constitution and Political Dysfunction: Is There a Connection? ARTICLES Dedication to Congressman Neal Smith David S. … Continue reading

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“A Primary Cause of Partisanship? Nomination Systems and Legislator Ideology”

McGhee, Masket, Shor, Rogers and McCarty have written this article for AJPS.  Here is the abstract: Many theoretical and empirical accounts of representation argue that primary elections are a polarizing influence. Likewise, many reformers advocate opening party nominations to nonmembers … Continue reading

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Just in Time for the Government Shutdown: Revised Version of Political Dysfunction and Constitutional Change

A few months ago I posted a draft paper, Political Dysfunction and Constitutional Change. It generated some interesting responses, including this Salon piece from Jonathan Bernstein. I have now posted the final draft of the paper, which is appearing in … Continue reading

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