The Board of Editors is pleased to present Issue 3 of the 2012 Volume.
In this annual symposium issue the University of Illinois Law Review presents the speaker contributions to the symposium on Jack Balkin’s Constitutional Text and Principle, celebrating the publication of his latest book, Living Originalism.
Contributions to this issue include articles by
- Larry Alexander on Balkin’s method of “text and principle.”
- Randy E. Barnett on Balkin’s interaction theory of the commerce clause.
- James E. Fleming on the effect of Balkin’s embrace of originalism.
- Jeffrey Goldsworthy on Balkin’s explanation of of the legitimacy of the U.S. Constitution.
- Sanford Levinson comparing Balkin to Picasso. No joke.
- Gerrard Magliocca on Balkin on the possibility of constitutional redemption.
- John O. McGinnis & Michael Rappaport criticizing Balkin for committing the abstract meaning fallacy.
- Adam M. Samaha on how Balkin’s embrace of originalism expands originalism into a discourse theory as well as a decision theory.
- Mariah Zeisberg on how to extend Balkin’s insights by making use of processualism’s analytic leverage.
- Jack Balkin in response to these authors.