Solum on The Case for Originalism

by Chris Walker — Friday, Apr. 14, 2017@chris_j_walker

We published a number of blog posts on the Gorsuch Supreme Court confirmation hearing — at least with respect to Judge Gorsuch’s administrative law and separation of powers jurisprudence. In light of that coverage, I thought readers may be interested in a terrific series by Larry Solum, who testified at the confirmation hearing, entitled “The Case for Originalism.”

Here are links to the ten-part series:

The Case for Originalism, Part One: Framing the Debate

The Case for Originalism, Part Two: Methods of Justification

The Case for Originalism, Part Three: The Baseline Comparison of Originalism with Constitutional Eclecticism

The Case for Originalism, Part Four: The Fixation Thesis

The Case for Originalism, Part Five: The Argument for Originalism from the Rule of Law

The Case for Originalism, Part Six: The Argument for Originalism from Legitimacy

The Case for Originalism, Part Seven: Underdeterminacy and the Construction Zone

The Case for Originalism, Part Eight: Some Objections to the Constraint Principle

The Case for Originalism, Part Nine: The Importance of Pairwise Comparisons

The Case for Originalism, Part Ten: Implementing Originalism and a Conclusion

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About Chris Walker

Christopher Walker is a law professor at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. Prior to joining the law faculty, Professor Walker clerked for Justice Anthony Kennedy of the U.S. Supreme Court and worked on the Civil Appellate Staff at the U.S. Department of Justice. His publications have appeared or are forthcoming in the Michigan Law Review, Minnesota Law Review, Stanford Law Review, and University of Pennsylvania Law Review, among others. Outside the law school, he serves as one of forty Public Members of the Administrative Conference of the United States and as a Council Member of the American Bar Association’s Section on Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice.

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