Constitutionalism and the Supreme Court

Readers of this page will know that constitutionalism is very near and dear to our hearts. Both Harry and I are products of George Mason University, an institution made famous by the pioneering work of Nobel Laureate James Buchanan on the political economy of constitutions. Buchanan’s life-long career might be described as an intellectual defense of James Madison’s project, that is, a defense of constitutionalism. With two vacancies on the Supreme Court, now seems an appropriate time to muse over some Constitutional issues. Stand by for a number of posts on the subject.