Constitutional Commentary was founded in 1984 and is one of the few faculty-edited law journals in the country. It enjoys a wide following among legal scholars, historians, political scientists, and others interested in constitutional law and history. Part of its popularity is due to the editors’ preference for “shorter and less ponderous articles” as opposed to the more lengthy and heavily footnoted articles found in traditional law reviews.

Jill Elaine Hasday, Distinguished McKnight University Professor & Centennial Professor in Law, University of Minnesota

Brian Bix, Frederick W. Thomas Professor of Law & Philosophy, University of Minnesota
Dale Carpenter, Judge William Hawley Atwell Chair of Constitutional Law, Southern Methodist University
Heidi Kitrosser, William W. Gurley Professor of Law, Northwestern University | Pritzker School of Law
Alan Z. Rozenshtein, Associate Professor of Law, University of Minnesota Law School

Managing Editor & Production Manager
Tom Lewis, MA, MBA

Student Managing Editors
Alejandrea Brown, Arielle Hugel, Jacque Randolph




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ISSN: 2639-7277
ISSN-L: 0742-7115


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