The Yale Law Journal Online has just published the final piece of a symposium devoted to William N. Eskridge, Jr. and John Ferejohn’s remarkable new book, A Republic of Statutes: The New American Constitution. The book chronicles the development of constitutional principles derived not directly from the text of the Constitution itself but from the implementation of entrenched “superstatutes” by administrative and executive officials. The symposium essays examine both the broad contours of the theory advanced by Eskridge and Ferejohn as well as its application to particular fields of law, such as immigration, national security, and health care. Visit YLJ Online to read the full collection:
- Robert A. Katzmann, Introduction to The Yale Law Journal Online Symposium on Eskridge and Ferejohn’s A Republic of Statutes: The New American Constitution, 120 YALE L.J. ONLINE 293 (2011), http://yalelawjournal.org/2011/3/11/katzmann.html.
- Edward L. Rubin, How Statutes Interpret the Constitution, 120 YALE L.J. ONLINE 297 (2011), http://yalelawjournal.org/2011/3/14/rubin.html.
- John D. Skrentny & Micah Gell-Redman, Comprehensive Immigration Reform and the Dynamics of Statutory Entrenchment, 120 YALE L.J. ONLINE 325 (2011), http://yalelawjournal.org/3/18/skrentny-gellredman.html.
- Theodore W. Ruger, Plural Constitutionalism and the Pathologies of American Health Care, 120 YALE L.J. ONLINE 347 (2011), http://yalelawjournal.org/2011/3/21/ruger.html.
- Stephen M. Griffin, The National Security Constitution and the Bush Administration, 120 YALE L.J. ONLINE 367 (2011), http://yalelawjournal.org/2011/3/25/griffin.html.
- Mathew D. McCubbins & Daniel B. Rodriguez, Superstatutory Entrenchment: A Positive and Normative Interrogatory, 120 YALE L.J. ONLINE 387 (2011), http://yalelawjournal.org/2011/3/30/mccubbins-rodriguez.html.