“What If” Symposium

I’m pleased to announce that the Indiana Law Review will hold its 2011 Symposium on counterfactuals in constitutional history.  I described this idea in the following post, but basically it involves asking people to pick their favorite plausible “What If” and talk about why it didn’t happen and how the law would have changed if it had happened.  I’ll post more details about this in the coming months, but if you might be interested in participating let me know.

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4 Responses

  1. Sounds like a fascinating symposium. I have always pondered the “What If” question with respect to a few big Supreme Court cases. Please keep me posted.

  2. Norman Williams says:

    Great idea for a symposium. On the one hand, there are decisions that truly transformed the course of American history and politics. Brown v. Bd. of Educ.; Reynolds v. Sims; Steel Seizure Case. Equally interesting, on the other hand, there are some “cannonical” cases that could have come out differently without leading to a world all that different today. Please keep me posted too…

  3. Matt says:

    You should see if you can get permission to use an image of “The Watcher”
    http://xrayvision.today.com/files/2009/02/the-watcher-marvel.jpg

    in the journal, like those old Marvel “What if…” comics.

  4. Ken says:

    What a fantastic idea for a TV show. Like “You Are There.” Walter Cronkite would have been the perfect narrator, but I think Charlie Gibson would do pretty well.

    BTW, I am not kidding around about this. I really mean it.