Contributions by ‘Lawrence B. Solum’

Originalist Theory and Precedent: A Public Meaning Approach

settled versus right: A Theory of precedent. By Randy J. Kozel.[2] Cambridge University Press. 2017. PP. x + 180. $99.99 (hardcover), $34.99 (paper). Lawrence B. Solum[3] Introduction: Originalism and Precedent, Again? Much ink has already been spilled on the relationship of constitutional originalism to precedent (or, more specifically, the doctrine of stare decisis).[4] The debate…

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Republican Constitutionalism

Our Republican Constitution: Securing the Liberty and Sovereignty of We the People. By Randy E. Barnett.[2] New York: HarperCollins Publishers. 2016. Pp. xiv + 283. $26.99 (cloth). Lawrence B. Solum[3] Introduction: “Republicanism” in Constitutional Discourse In Our Republican Constitution,[4] Professor Randy Barnett articulates a vision of republican constitutionalism grounded on a conception of individual sovereignty;…

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