Richard H. Pildes (NYU): Is the Supreme Court a "Majoritarian" Institution? Airline Deregulation, Revisited: Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer reflects on the benefits of competition — and its hazards. David Fontana (GW): Comparative Originalism. Eric Posner on why originalism is so popular. Harold Anthony Lloyd (Wake Forest): "Original" Means Old, "Original" Means New: An "Original" Look at What "Originalists" Do. Jonathan Turley on the price of Scalia's political stardom. Lawrence Rosenthal (Chapman): Originalism in Practice. You got stare decisis in my originalism!: You got originalism in my stare decisis! Arnold H. Loewy (Texas Tech): Chief Justice Roberts (A Preliminary Assessment) and A Tale of Two Justices (Scalia and Breyer). A review of The Conservative Assault on the Constitution by Erwin Chemerinsky. Adam Lamparello (Loyola): Bridging the Divide between Justice Breyer's Progressivism and Justice Scalia's Originalism. In the decade since deciding the 2000 presidential election, the Supreme Court has gained a disturbing degree of self-confidence, argues Pamela S. Karlan in her retrospective on Bush v. Gore. William D. Araiza (Brooklyn): Justice Stevens and Constitutional Adjudication: The Law Beyond the Rules. As the youngest leader of the high court in two centuries, Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. has the energy, the intellect, and the votes to reshape our world. Is any part of the constitution unconstitutional? The short answer to the question is: Yes.


A new issue of Pathways is out. Adrian Vermeule and Adriaan Lanni (Harvard): Constitutional Design in the Ancient World. The secret rally that sparked an uprising: Cairo protest organizers describe ruses used to gain foothold against police, the candy-store meet that wasn't on Facebook. Psi-Fi: Jeffrey Kripal on popular culture and the paranormal. Jay Rosen on the “Twitter can’t Topple Dictators” article: It’s a genre that’s starting to get a swelled head about itself. The Wave-Maker: Ken Bradshaw, 58, may be the greatest big-wave surfer ever, but as William Langewiesche learns, he’s not interested in money or fame. A look at how Egyptians and Tunisians collaborated to shake Arab history. Mandatory identification bar checks: An article on how bouncers are doing their job. The uprising against President Hosni Mubarak involved many surprises — here are some you may have missed. From Splice Today, a look at the top 5 networks that have sold their souls and the top 5 networks that have seen the light. Herzliya, Neocon Woodstock: The annual gathering of Israeli and American policy elites was supposed to focus on Iran — then the Egyptian revolution scrambled Israeli conservatives’ worldview. If anyone thinks that the vitriol that Glenn Beck spews on his radio and TV shows can’t stir people to aggressive and hateful action, they should take a look at the postings on his website, the Blaze, about Frances Fox Piven. What not to wear on Fox News: Television has always followed certain sartorial rules on both sides of the Atlantic — the US and UK, however, diverge in their attitude towards some issues, such as cleavage. Porn, pot, and other details: A review of 33 Men: Inside The Miraculous Survival And Dramatic Rescue of The Chilean Miners by Jonathan Franklin.


From McKinsey & Company's What Matters, a special section on cities. From The Atlantic Monthly, Edward Glaeser on How Skyscrapers Can Save the City: Some urban planners and preservationists seem to have a misplaced fear of heights that yields damaging restrictions on how tall a building can be — from New York to Paris to Mumbai, there’s a powerful case for building up, not out (and more and more); and Louis Sullivan, the author of the modernist skyline, is finally getting the recognition he deserves. A review of Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, ­Greener, Healthier, and Happier by Edward Glaeser. Were ancient cities sustainable? A new generation of planners and architects is beginning to look at sustainable, human-centered solutions to the creeping suburbs. The Future of the City: Ajit Mohan on balancing competition and accountability and no more instant utopias. The inner city is an idea derived from the study of a small handful of cities as they were several decades ago, but if not “inner city,” then what? Talk directly about rich and poor, racial isolation, and the municipal tax base. Future cities need to hand over the keys: Rather than push for reform within a political system, Paul Romer suggests starting afresh from the outside in order to defeat global poverty. Wide Urban World: Do all cities have neighborhoods? “An ideal city doesn’t exist”: An interview with David Gouverneur. Are cities the best place to live, are suburbs OK? A fight grows in urban planning, with Harvard at the center. A look at the 6 most insane cities ever planned.

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