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Jack M. Balkin

 


Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment

Director, The Information Society Project at Yale Law School

 


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Opeds and Other Short Writings


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Op-eds, Reviews and Other Short Writings Available Online

 

A. Op-eds
B. Reviews and Other Short Writings

 

A. Op-eds

 

Alive and Kicking: Why No One Truly Believes in a Dead Constitution (2005)

First published in Slate, August 29th, 2005.

 

A Nominee After Bush's Own Heart (2005)

First published in the July 21, 2005, edition of Newsday.

 

Justice O'Connor's Final Defense (2005)

 First published in the July 8, 2005, edition of the Hartford Courant.

 

Bush and the Fear Factor (2004)

First published in the Hartford Courant, Sunday, November 7th, 2004.

 

No Blank Check for Bush (2004)

First published in the Hartford Courant, May 16th, 2004.

 

The Passionate Intensity of the Confirmation Process (2004)

First publised in Jurist, Thursday, April 15th, 2004.

 

Don't Use Those Words: Fox News Owns Them (2003)

First published in the Los Angeles Times, Thursday, August 14, 2003.

 

A Great Gamble, By A Man Many Don't Trust (2003)

First published in the Hartford Courant, Tuesday, March 18, 2003.

 

A Dreadful Act II (2003)

First published in the Los Angeles Times, Thursday, February 13, 2003.

 

A Ruling the G.O.P. Loves to Hate (2003)

First published in the New York Times, Saturday, January 25, 2003.

 

Actions Speak Louder Than Apologies (2002)

First published in the Hartford Courant, Tuesday, December 17, 2002.

 

The Truth About Our Institutions (2002)

First published in The Responsive Community, October 2002.

 

Is there a Slippery Slope from Single-Sex to Single-Race Education? (2002)

First published in The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, Fall 2002.

 

The Most Dangerous Person on Earth (2002)

First published in the Hartford Courant, Sunday, September 22, 2002.

 

In Giving Up Our Rights, We'd Lose the War (2002)

First published in the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Wednesday, September 11, 2002.

 

Who's Next? (2002)

First published in the Hartford Courant, Thursday, June 20, 2002.

 

Diversity Offers Everyone a Stake (2002)

First published in the L.A. Times, Friday, May 17, 2002.

 

History Lesson (2002)

First published in Legal Affairs (July/August 2002).

 

The Cloning Connundrum (2002)

First published in the New York Times, Wednesday, January 30, 2002.

 

Using Our Fears to Justify a Power Grab (2001)

First published in the L.A. Times, Thursday, November 29, 2001.

 

Bush's Negative Mandate Narrows His Nominees (2001)

First published in the L.A. Times, Friday, January 12, 2001.

 

How Do We Measure the Will of the People? (2000)

First published in the L.A. Times, as "The Will of the People is a Legal and Political Fiction," Monday, December 11, 2000.

 

The Supreme Court Compromises Its Legitimacy (2000)

First published in the Boston Globe, December 12, 2000.

 

The Court Defers to a Racist Era (2000)

First published in the New York Times, May 17, 2000.

 

An Implosion of Democracy (1999)

First published in the Boston Globe, January 17, 1999.

 

Return Impeachment Articles to Sender (1999)

First published in the L.A. Times, January 7, 1999.

 

B. Reviews and Other Short Writings

 

Eyes, Robots (2000)

(Review of "The Robot in the Garden: Telerobotics and Telepistemology in the Age of the Internet." Ken Goldberg, ed. MIT Press 2000)

First published in the New Republic Online, June 20, 2000.

 

Book Review of American Legal Realism (1996)

(Review of John Henry Schlegel, American Legal Realism and Empirical Social Science. Durham, N.C.: University of North Carolina Press, 1995. xii + 418pp.)

Law and History Review, 1996.

 

 

Book Review of Samuel Walker, Hate Speech (1994)

(Review of Hate Speech: The History of an American Controversy. By Samuel Walker. Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press 1994.)

Journal of American History, Oct. 1994.