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"Lo and behold, the great philosopher’s number was listed right there, next to those of mere mortals. But who should be the one to call Rawls?"

"No one volunteered for this daunting task. So Anjan nominated me. 'You should talk to him,' he said, 'because you guys have a lot in common.' The idea that a world-famous political philosopher would have anything in common with an obscure high school sophomore struck me as ridiculous. Still, a part of me was flattered by Anjan’s suggestion that I should be the one to call Rawls. So I let him persuade me. With trembling fingers, I dialed Rawls’ number, half-hoping that he wouldn’t be home. It tu...
Tags: Law, Gambling, Time, New Orleans, Philosophy, Jack, Conversations, Rawls, John Rawls, Ilya Somin, Association of American Law Schools, Sunstein, Ann Althouse, Anjan, Solum, Larry Solum

Lessig replies

For the symposium on Lawrence Lessig, Fidelity and Constraint: How the Supreme Court Has Read the American Constitution (Oxford University Press, 2019). I am grateful to Jack Balkin and the Balkinization blog for the careful and powerful collection of review essays based on my book Fidelity & Constraint (2019). I have perhaps tried to do too much in a single volume. I am eager to engage with these thoughtful and charitable responses to what I have attempted to do. As the reviews summa...
Tags: New York, Supreme Court, Greece, Obamacare, Congress, Senate, Russia, Court, America, Jack, Naacp, Jim Crow, Stuart, Branding, Guest Blogger, Marshall

Judicial Constraint, Judicial Restraint, and the New Originalism

The distinction between judicial restraint and judicial constraint is an important new idea in constitutional theory. Both Larry Solum and Randy Barnett have blogged about it, and Solum traces it back to a 2011 article by Thomas Colby. Judicial constraint offers an important alternative to judicial restraint as a theory of judicial duty. For this reason, it is likely to be especially attractive to conservative and libertarian originalists, who hope to explain and justify robust judicial review t...
Tags: Barnett, Branding, Scalia, Colby, JB, Rappaport, McGinnis, Randy Barnett, Keith Whittington, Michael Rappaport, Solum

Cyber security experts warn against streaming service hackers

It didn't take long for Andrew Solum to find out someone else was streaming movies and shows on his Netflix account. Solum says someone named Lorene created a user profile and he thought that was really strange because he didn't know anyone by that name.
Tags: Netflix, Lorene, Andrew Solum, Solum