On the Colloquy: The Best of 2007, The Newest of 2008
posted by Northwestern University Law Review
The Northwestern University Law Review Colloquy celebrated its first full year of publishing online content in 2007, and we look forward to publishing new pieces throughout 2008. Please be sure to check back weekly for new pieces.
Today, we published the most recent piece in our ongoing series concerning climate change legislation. You can view Professor Rose’s piece here; and you can see all pieces related to climate change here. Keep an eye out in the coming weeks for more contributions to this topic.
We’ve also published more pieces in the past few weeks concerning temporal jurisdiction and the Supreme Court’s decision in Bowles v. Russell. To see all of the pieces in that series, click here.
Continue reading for some of the highlights of the past year.
Ideological Drift of Supreme Court Justices
Professors Epstein et al. contributed an essay collecting empirical evidence of ideological drift among Supreme Court justices, in advance of their full-length publication in the Law Review. The essay drew a variety of responses, including a response from Linda Greenhouse of the New York Times. Click here for a list of all the posts in that series.
In January 2007, Professors McGinnis and Rappaport wrote an essay entitled A Pragmatic Defense of Originalism. This sparked a spirited exchange, with contributions from Professors Leib, Law, and McGowan. Click here for all of the posts in that series.
Professors Dana and Somin debated the effect of post-Kelo reforms on the poor, especially considering the effect that such legislation would have on “blight” condemnation. Click here for a list of the posts in that exchange.
For a listing of all the debates we’ve hosted on the Colloquy, click here.
We have also hosted a number of excellent independent pieces in the last year, including Professor Reynold’s piece on the constitutionality of Dick Cheney and Professor Bennett’s timely piece on electoral vote reform in California. For more, check out our archives, and as always, check back each week for new content.