Bruce Ackerman

Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science


Bruce Ackerman is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale, and the author of nineteen books in political philosophy, constitutional law, and public policy. His major works include Social Justice in the Liberal State and his multivolume constitutional history, We the People.

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LL.B., Yale Law School, 1967

B.A., Harvard University, 1964

Courses Taught


  • The Civil Rights Era
  • Comparative Constitutional Law
  • Constitution of the Modern Republic
  • Constitutional Law
  • The Constitution: Philosophy, History, and Law
  • Social Justice

Bruce Ackerman is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale, and the author of nineteen books in political philosophy, constitutional law, and public policy. He is a Commander of the French Order of Merit, a member of the American Law Institute and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The American Philosophical Society has awarded him the Henry Phillips Prize for lifetime achievement in Jurisprudence, especially noting his exploration of the great turning points in American constitutional history in his three volume series, We the People. His award-winning early work, Social Justice in the Liberal State, continues to provoke contemporary controversy.

His scholarship has had a global impact. He has been named a Leading Global Thinker by Foreign Policy magazine, and has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Trieste, Italy, for his contributions to comparative constitutional law. Before the Next Attack (2006) served as a basis for the reform of the French constitution dealing with emergency powers. The Stakeholder Society (with Anne Alstott) has served as the basis for reform initiatives in Brazil, Britain, and elsewhere that guarantee every person a fair share of the nation’s wealth by providing them with a “citizen stake” consisting of a substantial cash grant as they reach maturity.

His most recent book, Revolutionary Constitutions, puts the world-wide constitutional crisis in historical perspective by comparing the post-war experience of countries as different as France, India, Iran, Italy, Israel, Poland, South Africa, and the United States — and demonstrating that these nations have a good deal to learn from one another in confronting the current assault on checks-and-balances. 

 

Monday, November 18, 2019


Why are “Liberal Democrats” Leading the Constitutional Campaign Against the Wealth Tax? — A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67

Bruce Ackerman ’67 is a Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School.

Friday, November 1, 2019


High crimes and misdemeanors: how much will they matter?

Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Bruce Ackerman ’67 was a guest on KCRW’s To the Point where he discussed the impeachment process.

Monday, October 21, 2019


John Roberts Won’t Let Mitch McConnell Derail a Trump Impeachment Trial — A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67

Bruce Ackerman ’67 is a Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School.

Thursday, October 3, 2019


Bruce Ackerman on Revolutionary Constitutions

Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Bruce Ackerman ’67 was a guest on The Politics Guys podcast where he discussed his latest book, Revolutionary Constitutions: Charismatic Leadership and the Rule of Law.

Thursday, July 11, 2019


Why Trump’s Census Play Is Blatantly Unconstitutional — A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67

Bruce Ackerman ’67 is a Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School.

Thursday, July 11, 2019


Trump Halts Bid to Add Citizenship Question to 2020 Census

Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Bruce Ackerman ’67 is quoted in U.S. News & World Report about President Trump’s decision not to add the citizenship question to the next census.

Thursday, June 27, 2019


The Law That Makes It Easy to Go to War with Iran

The work of Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Bruce Ackerman ’67 is quoted.

Monday, June 17, 2019


The Living, Breathing, Gasping Constitution

The work of Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Bruce Ackerman ’67 is discussed in a commentary.

Friday, June 14, 2019


A Defense of Democratic Populism

In his most recent book, Revolutionary Constitutions, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Bruce Ackerman ‘67 argues that the indiscriminate condemnation of “populism” is a big mistake.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019


Professor Ackerman Speaks at National Constitution Center

Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Bruce Ackerman ’67 spoke at the National Constitution Center about his new book.

Monday, June 10, 2019


Legal Scholars’ Letter on Initiating a Congressional Lawsuit to End Illegal US Role in the Yemen War

A letter drafted by Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Bruce Ackerman ’67 with assistance from other participants was submitted to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi urging her to initiate a lawsuit to halt the role of the United States supporting Saudi Arabia and its allies in the war in Yemen.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019


Mueller is Right: It’s up to Congress to Act, and Impeachment Isn’t the Only Option — A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67

Bruce Ackerman ’67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science.

Monday, May 27, 2019


Trump Ignored Congress on War Powers. Constitutional Scholars Want Democrats to Take Him to Court.

Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Bruce Ackerman ’67 is quoted in an article about efforts to have Nancy Pelosi take Donald Trump to court over the war on Yemen.

Friday, May 10, 2019


The House is Using the Courts to Challenge the White House, but to an Uncertain End

Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Bruce Ackerman ’67 is quoted in an article about the ways in which the White House is challenging the core powers of Congress.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019


Is This a Constitutional Crisis? Interview with Bruce Ackerman ’67 on The Don Lemon Show

In this transcript, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Bruce Ackerman ’67 is interviewed on The Don Lemon Show about whether the U.S. is in a constitutional crisis. (Interview begins near end of transcript.)

Tuesday, April 2, 2019


Trump’s Own Trade Deal Would Make His Proposed Border Closure Unlawful — A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67

Bruce Ackerman ’67 is a Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019


The Constitutional Critiques of Elizabeth Warren’s Wealth Tax Plan Are Absurd—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67

Bruce Ackerman ’67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School.

Friday, February 15, 2019


Trump declares “national emergency” to fund border wall with Mexico

France24 interviewed Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Bruce Ackerman ’67 about President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to fund the border wall. The interview was part of a larger feature on the issue.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019


What do Trump’s border threats tell us about the limits of emergency powers

Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Bruce Ackerman ’67 was interviewed by NBC News about President Trump’s threat to declare a national emergency.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019


Partial U.S. shutdown a genuine tragedy: Yale professor

Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Bruce Ackerman ’67 is interviewed by BNN Bloomberg about the federal government shutdown.

Saturday, January 5, 2019


No, Trump Cannot Declare an ‘Emergency’ to Build His Wall—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67

Bruce Ackerman ’67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School.

Thursday, December 20, 2018


Trust in the justices of the Supreme Court is waning. Here are three ways to fortify the court—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67

Bruce Ackerman ’67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018


How to get an up-or-down vote on U.S. involvement in the Saudi war in Yemen

Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Bruce Ackerman ’67 is quoted in a White House Watch article about the path to an up-or-down vote on ending U.S. complicity with the Saudi war in Yemen.

Thursday, October 18, 2018


The president has entirely too many lawyers (and not just this president)

Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Bruce Ackerman ’67 was interviewed by White House Watch about White House counsel and executive power.

Monday, October 15, 2018


Professor Ackerman Receives Honorary Degree in Law from the University of Trieste

Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Bruce Ackerman ’67 received an honorary doctorate in jurisprudence from the University of Trieste in Italy on October 8, 2018.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018


Withheld Kavanaugh Documents Are A Constitutional Crisis In The Making — A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman '67

Bruce Ackerman ’67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School.

Thursday, June 7, 2018


Why Britain Needs a Written Constitution—and Can't Wait for Parliament to Write One—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67

Bruce Ackerman ’67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School.

Thursday, May 31, 2018


How to have a serious referendum on Brexit and avoid a rerun of the original—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67 and Sir Julian Le Grand

Bruce Ackerman is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School and Sir Julian Le Grand is Professor of Social Policy at the Marshall Institute, LSE.

Monday, May 7, 2018


A Bill to Curtail the Forever War, or Extend It?

Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Bruce Ackerman ’67 is quoted in an article about a bill designed to place limits on the Trump administration's ongoing military operations.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018


When Presidents Go to War

Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Bruce Ackerman ’67 is cited in an editorial about going to war without Congressional approval.

Monday, April 16, 2018


Congress Needs to Rein In the President’s Use of Military Force—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67

Bruce Ackerman ’67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School.

Thursday, March 22, 2018


Reviving Democratic Citizenship—Fellow’s seminar by Bruce Ackerman

A report on a seminar given by Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Bruce Ackerman ’67.

Thursday, March 8, 2018


The President Has Too Much Power to Make War-A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman '67

Bruce Ackerman '67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School.

Monday, February 26, 2018


Minnesota voting case to be heard by Supreme Court

Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Bruce Ackerman '67 is quoted in an article about a case before the Supreme Court.

Monday, February 26, 2018


Presidential Lawlessness: The Case for Fundamental Reform—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman '67

Bruce Ackerman '67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School.

Monday, January 29, 2018


Here's a campaign finance law that would take democracy back from the 1 percent—A Commentary by Ro Khanna and Bruce Ackerman '67

Ro Khanna represents Silicon Valley in the U.S. Congress and is vice chair of the Progressive Caucus, and Bruce Ackerman '67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School.

Thursday, November 30, 2017


War Powers Act Could Be Applied To Check Trump's Nuclear Launch Authority, Scholar Says

Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Bruce Ackerman ’67 was interviewed about the War Powers Act.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017


How to Stop Trump Blowing It Up—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67

Bruce Ackerman ’67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School.

Friday, November 10, 2017


Podcast: Is the fight against ISIS legal?

Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Bruce Ackerman ’67 is a guest on a podcast of the National Constitution Center about whether the war against ISIS is legal.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017


Smith v. Trump In the D.C. Circuit: A Guided Tour of the Oral Argument—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67

Bruce Ackerman ’67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School.

Monday, October 30, 2017


Professor Ackerman Challenges Presidential War Powers in Court

Professor Bruce Ackerman ’67, along with Attorney David Remes, presented the oral argument in Smith v. Trump before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.

Thursday, October 12, 2017


Roy Moore signed resolution in 2010 supporting states' rights to void federal law

Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Bruce Ackerman ’67 is quoted in a story reporting that Roy Moore, currently running for senator of Alabama, has supported states' rights to void federal law.

Thursday, September 28, 2017


The Case for Constitutional Reform in Poland—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67

Bruce Ackerman ’67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School.

Thursday, September 21, 2017


Unilateral Rocket Man—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67

Bruce Ackerman ’67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017


Yes, Trump Could Be Impeached for Pro-Nazi Talk

Sterling Professors of Law Akhil Amar ’84 and Bruce Ackerman ’67 are quoted in an article about whether President Trump committed an impeachable offense by espousing un-American beliefs.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017


Congress Should Immediately Go Into Special Session And Stop Trump’s Brinksmanship—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67

Bruce Ackerman ’67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017


How long will John Kelly last as chief of staff?

Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Bruce Ackerman ’67 contributed to an opinion piece about the future of General Kelly’s presence in the Trump administration.

Thursday, August 10, 2017


If Trump wants a nuclear attack against North Korea, his military advisers have few other options

Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Bruce Ackerman ’67 is quoted in an article about President Trump and North Korea.

Friday, August 4, 2017


A big idea: A national holiday to talk politics

Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Bruce Ackerman ’67 is quoted in an article about the idea of a pre-election national public holiday dedicated to discussing politics and the upcoming vote.

Sunday, July 16, 2017


Sailing the populist moment across the Atlantic

Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Bruce Ackerman ’67 is quoted in an article about Podemos, a populist party in Spain.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017


Will Congress Cede Its War-Making Authority to Trump?—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67

Bruce Ackerman ’67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School.

Friday, May 19, 2017


Four More Years? Don’t expect President Trump to go down without a fight. And he may take our Constitution with him.—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67

Bruce Ackerman is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School.

Saturday, April 8, 2017


Trump, Congress and Syria—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67

Bruce Ackerman ’67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017


If 'we don't win anymore,' why does Trump keep promoting generals?—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67

Bruce Ackerman ’67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017


Law professors weigh in on the Supreme Court nominee and confirmation process

Yale Law School professor E. Donald Elliott doesn’t share the same judicial philosophy as Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, but he believes that President Trump’s selection is “as good as it possibly gets” — as far as conservative judges go.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017


Trump's Spat With Federal Court Stirs Debate Over Separation Of Powers

Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Bruce Ackerman ’67 was interviewed about the separation of powers outlined in the Constitution.

Saturday, February 4, 2017


Trump's Attack on a Judge For Staying His Travel Ban

Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Bruce Ackerman ’67 is quoted in an article about President Trump’s attack on a sitting federal judge.

Thursday, February 2, 2017


America’s system of checks and balances might struggle to contain a despot

Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Bruce Ackerman ’67 is cited in an article.

Thursday, January 12, 2017


New Deal for NATO?—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67

Bruce Ackerman ’67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School.

Friday, December 2, 2016


Es ist wirklich ernst

Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Bruce Ackerman ’67 was interviewed about the Trump presidency.

Monday, November 28, 2016


A Clear and Present Danger to Voting Rights

Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Bruce Ackerman ’67 was interviewed on the future of voting rights.

Monday, November 21, 2016


What Happens to NATO Now?—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67

Bruce Ackerman ’67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School.

Monday, November 14, 2016


Harsher Security Tactics? Obama Left Door Ajar, and Donald Trump Is Knocking

Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Bruce Ackerman ’67 is quoted in an article about the growth of executive powers under President Obama.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016


Should retired U.S. military leaders be sounding off on politics?

Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Bruce Ackerman ’67 is quoted in an article about whether or not retired members of the military should be commenting on politics.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016


How Obama Is Enabling the Next President to Launch Illegal Wars—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67

Bruce Ackerman ’67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale.

Saturday, August 6, 2016


Obama's ISIS War Enters Year 3 as Court Fight Over Its Legality Heats Up

Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Bruce Ackerman ’67 is quoted in an article about Army Caption Nathan Smith’s court challenge regarding the legality of the war on ISIS.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016


Administration Rebuts Soldier’s Suit That Calls ISIS Fight Illegal

Sterling Professor of Law Bruce Ackerman ’67 is quoted in an article about the government’s response to a suit filed by an Army captain challenging the constitutionality of the war on ISIS.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016


How Hillary Can Join the Revolution—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67 and Anne Alstott ’87

Bruce Ackerman ’67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Anne Alstott ’87 is the Jacquin D. Bierman Professor in Taxation at Yale Law School.

Monday, June 6, 2016


Why a U.S. Army captain is suing his own Commander-in-Chief over the war with ISIS

Sterling Professor of Law Bruce Ackerman ’67 was a guest where he discussed the case of Army Captain Nathan Michael Smith, who is suing President Obama over the constitutionality of the war on ISIS.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016


An army officer sues Obama over the legality of the war on ISIS

Sterling Professor of Law Bruce Ackerman ’67 was interviewed about the case of Army Captain Nathan Michael Smith, who is suing President Obama over the constitutionality of the war on ISIS.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016


A Soldier’s Challenge to the President

An editorial about Army Captain Nathan Michael Smith’s lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the war on ISIS. Sterling Professor of Law Bruce Ackerman ’67 is an advisor to Capt. Smith’s legal team.

Friday, May 6, 2016


Soldier Suing Obama Over ISIS War Is Doing Fine, Lawyer Says

Sterling Professor of Law Bruce Ackerman ’67 is quoted in an article on Army Captain Nathan Michael Smith’s lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the war on ISIS. Florence Rogatz Visiting Lecturer in Law Eugene Fidell is also quoted.

Thursday, May 5, 2016


Is the U.S. War Against ISIS Illegal?

Sterling Professor of Law Bruce Ackerman ’67 is quoted in an article about the case filed by Army Captain Nathan Smith claiming that President Obama’s war against ISIS is unconstitutional.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016


Is America’s War on ISIS Illegal?—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67

Bruce Ackerman ’67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016


Professor Ackerman Pens Op-ed After Lawsuit Alleges ISIS War Is Unconstitutional

Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Bruce Ackerman ’67 has published an op-ed in the New York Times offering support for a newly filed lawsuit that argues President Barack Obama’s war against ISIS is illegal because Congress has not authorized it.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016


'My conscience bothered me': Army captain sues Obama over 'illegal war' on the Islamic State

Sterling Professor of Law Bruce Ackerman ’67 is quoted in an article about the case filed by Army Captain Nathan Smith claiming that President Obama’s war against ISIS is unconstitutional.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016


Army Captain Sues Obama Over ISIS Fight

Sterling Professor of Law Bruce Ackerman ’67 was a guest where he discussed Army Captain Michael Smith’s lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the war on ISIS.

Thursday, April 21, 2016


Judge Henry J. Friendly's Former Clerks: Give Garland a Vote

Sterling Professor Bruce Ackerman ’67 and Sam Harris Professor of Corporate Law, Corporate Finance, and Securities Law Jonathan Macey ’82 signed a letter in support of Judge Merrick Garland.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016


Could Trump Be Impeached Shortly After He Takes Office?

Sterling Professor Bruce Ackerman ’67 and Florence Rogatz Visiting Lecturer in Law Eugene Fidell are quoted in an article about whether Donald Trump could be impeached were he to be elected President.

Thursday, February 25, 2016


A presidential run by Michael Bloomberg could plunge the country into a constitutional crisis—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67

Bruce Ackerman ’67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School.

Monday, February 15, 2016


Opening Next Frontier in Political Hardball

Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Bruce Ackerman ’67 and Mark Tushnet ’71 are quoted in a commentary by Emily Bazelon ’00.

Thursday, January 21, 2016


Obama Is Poland’s Only Hope—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67 and Maciej Kisilowski ’05

Bruce Ackerman ’67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School and Maciej Kisilowski is a professor at Central European University.

Friday, November 20, 2015


Hollande's War Talk Gives Islamic State What it Wants Most—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67

Bruce Ackerman ’67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School.

Thursday, November 5, 2015


Democracy Dollars’ Can Give Every Voter a Real Voice in American Politics—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67 and Ian Ayres ’86

Bruce Ackerman ’67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School and Ian Ayres ’86 is the William K. Townsend Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Monday, September 28, 2015


Cry ‘Havoc’ And Let Slip the Constitution of War—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman and Tokujin Matsudaira

Bruce Ackerman ’67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School and Tokujin Matsudaira is an associate professor of law at Kanagawa University.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015


The Lawless Presidency of Marco Rubio—A Reply to Professor Ku—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67 and David Golove

Bruce Ackerman ’67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School, and David Golove is a professor at the New York University School of Law.

Thursday, August 20, 2015


Can the Supreme Court Force Congress to Own the War on ISIS?—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67

Bruce Ackerman ’67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School.

Thursday, July 9, 2015


Germany’s Failure of Vision—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67

Bruce Ackerman ’67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015


Could One Soldier Derail ISIS War?

Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Bruce Ackerman’ 67 and Florence Rogatz Visiting Lecturer in Law Eugene Fidell are quoted in an article about the legality of the war against the Islamic State group.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015


Britain Should Deliberate Before It Votes on Europe—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67 and James S. Fishkin

Bruce Ackerman ’67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School and James S. Fishkin is Janet Peck Chair in International Communication at Stanford University.

Monday, June 8, 2015


We have a problem with lawyers: This is how we fix law school and the legal profession

Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Bruce Ackerman’ 67 is quoted in an excerpt from The Trouble With Lawyers by Deborah Rhode ’77.

Friday, May 29, 2015


In Supreme Court redistricting case, it's the ‘whole number of persons’—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67 and Ian Ayres ’86

Bruce Ackerman ’67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School and Ian Ayres ’86 is the William K. Townsend Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Thursday, May 7, 2015


John Roberts's Roadmap for Campaign-Finance Reform—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67 and Ian Ayres ’86

Bruce Ackerman ’67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School and Ian Ayres ’86 is the William K. Townsend Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015


What Shinzo Abe Wants from Washington—And Why He Shouldn’t Get It—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67

Bruce Ackerman ’67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School.

Thursday, March 12, 2015


Podcast: American foreign policy, Iran and the Constitution

Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Bruce Ackerman ’67 took part in a podcast where he discussed constitutional issues around foreign policy.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015


Congress, Don’t Be Fooled; Obama Still Believes in Unlimited War—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67

Bruce Ackerman ’67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School. 

Wednesday, January 28, 2015


Professor Ackerman ’67 to Deliver Lecture at American Academy in Berlin on January 29

Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Bruce Ackerman ’67 will deliver a Daimler Lecture at the American Academy in Berlin on January 29, 2015, at 7:30 pm CET (1:30 pm EST).

Friday, January 9, 2015


What We Can Learn From the French About Terrorism—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67

Bruce Ackerman ’67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School. 

Friday, November 21, 2014


Like the Emancipation Proclamation, Obama's order forces democracy—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67

Bruce Ackerman ’67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School. 

Friday, November 7, 2014


Obama’s Illegal War—A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67

Bruce Ackerman ’67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School. 

Monday, March 17, 2014


We the People: The Civil Rights Revolution—A Book by Professor Bruce Ackerman ’67

The newly released We the People: The Civil Rights Revolution continues Bruce Ackerman's examination of the U.S. Constitution with an eye toward the Civil Rights Act, the Voting Rights Act, the Second Reconstruction, and Brown v. Board of Education.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014


Yale Law Journal Symposium to Explore the Meaning of the Civil Rights Revolution

The symposium will mark the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and will coincide with the publication of Yale Law School Professor Bruce Ackerman’s We the People: The Civil Rights Revolution

Friday, February 14, 2014


Harvard Law Professor Cass Sunstein to Speak on NSA Surveillance on Feb. 20

Cass Sunstein, the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard Law School, will speak at Yale Law School on Thursday, February 20, about the report on NSA surveillance delivered by the President’s Review Group. 

Thursday, September 5, 2013


Faculty Commentary: Yale Law Professors Weigh in on Syria Debate

With a fervent debate raging over what actions should be taken against the Syrian government in the wake of a suspected chemical attack that killed more than 1,000 Syrians— including hundreds of children — Yale Law faculty offer their opinions and insights on a range of issues impacting the conversation. Below is a sampling of the most recent commentaries and interviews.

Thursday, March 21, 2013


Yale Law School Professors, Alumni Submit Amicus Briefs in Hollingsworth v. Perry

Yale Law School faculty discuss filing legal briefs in Hollingsworth v. Perry case, which will go before the Supreme Court on March 26, 2013.

Thursday, June 28, 2012


Reaction: Supreme Court Rules on Health Care Law

Yale Law School faculty members and lecturers comment on the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on the health care law.

Monday, April 25, 2011


Bruce Ackerman ’67 Debates Stephen Carter ’79 on the Role of Religion in the Public Square

In the third installment on April 20 of the “Debating Law & Religion” series, Professor Bruce Ackerman ’67 and Professor Stephen Carter ’79 debated what type of reasons can be legitimately referenced in public deliberation.

Monday, February 14, 2011


Prof. Luís Roberto Barroso ’89 LLM to Discuss Brazil’s Unbalanced Democracy

Prof. Luís Roberto Barroso ’89 LL.M will give a talk on “Brazil’s Unbalanced Democracy: Presidential Hegemony, Legislative Fragility and the Rise of Judicial Power” on February 21.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


International Supreme Court and Constitutional Justices Meet at Yale Law School

The fourteenth Global Constitutionalism Seminar took place at Yale Law School September 22-25, 2010.

Thursday, September 20, 2007


Bruce Ackerman ’67 Receives Scribes Book Award

Dean Koh with Scribes Book Award winner Bruce Ackerman ’67

Monday, February 5, 2007


YLS Faculty and Alumni Honored For Legal Writing By The Green Bag Journal

The Green Bag journal has selected works by a number of members of the Yale Law School community as "exemplars of good legal writing" for 2006.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005


Professors Circulate Statement Opposing Use of Military Tribunals

Yale Law School Professors Judith Resnik and Bruce Ackerman joined with their colleagues David Cole, Georgetown University Law Center, Rosa Ehrenreich Brooks, University of Virginia School of Law, and Deena Hurwitz, University of Virginia School of Law, to circulate a statement that was signed by 450 law professors around the country urging the Supreme Court to grant review of Hamdan v.

Monday, September 19, 2005


Symposium Fetes and Dissects New Book by Prof. Bruce Ackerman

Sterling Professor Bruce Ackerman's forthcoming book, The Failure of the Founding Fathers, was the center of attention at the first Lillian Goldman Law Library New Book Symposium, on Friday, September 16.

Monday, September 12, 2005


Panel of YLS Professors to Discuss, "The Roberts Nomination: What's at Stake?" Sept. 14

On Wednesday, September 14, 2005, Yale Law School will host a discussion of the future of the U.S. Supreme Court, titled "The Roberts Nomination: What's at Stake?" The talk will start at 12:10 p.m. and run until 1:30 p.m. in Room 127.

Books

Revolutionary Constitutions, Harvard University Press: forthcoming 2019

When Melvin the Camel Meets Donald Trump (with Cody Visnick), 2017

We the People, Vol. 3: The Civil Rights Revolution, Harvard University Press: (2014)

The Decline and Fall of the American Republic The Decline and Fall of the American Republic
Harvard University Press: 2010

 

 

 

Before the Next Attack Before the Next Attack
Yale University Press: 2006.

 

 

 

The Failure of the Founding Fathers The Failure of the Founding Fathers
Harvard University Press: 2005.

 

 

 

Deliberation Day (with James Fishkin) Deliberation Day (with James Fishkin)
Yale University Press: 2004.

 

 

 

Voting with Dollars (with Ian Ayres)Voting with Dollars (with Ian Ayres)
Yale University Press: 2002.

 

 

 

The Stakeholder Society (with Anne Alstott)The Stakeholder Society (with Anne Alstott)
Yale University Press: 1999.
(German translation: Campus, 2001).

 

 

La Politica del Dialogo Liberal
Gedisa: 1999

The Case Against Lameduck Impeachment
Seven Stories Press: 1999.

We the People, Vol 2: Transformations
Harvard University Press: 1998. (Chinese: Law Press China, 2003).

Is NAFTA Constitutional? (with David Golove)
Harvard University Press: 1995.

The Future of Liberal Revolution
Yale University Press: 1992. German: Ein neuer Anfang fuer Europa, Siedler: 1993. Spanish: Ariel, 1995. Polish: Terminus, 1996.

We the People, Vol 1: Foundations
Harvard University Press: 1991. French: Au Nom du Peuple, Calmann-Levy, 1998.

Reconstructing American Law
Harvard University Press: 1984. Spanish: Del Realismo Al Constructivismo Juridico, Ariel: (1989)

Clean Coal/Dirty Air (with Hassler)
Yale University Press: 1981.

Social Justice in the Liberal State
Yale University Press: 1980. Italian: Il Mulino, 1984; Spanish: Centro de Estudios Constitutionales, 1993.

Private Property and the Constitution
Yale University Press: 1977.

The Uncertain Search for Environmental Quality (with Rose-Ackerman, Sawyer and Henderson)
Free Press: 1974

Edited Volumes

  1. Stephen Skowronek, Stephen Engel & Bruce Ackerman eds., The Progressives' Century: Democratic Reform and Constitutional Government in the United States, Yale University Press: forthcoming , 2014
  2. Bruce Ackerman, Anne Alstott, and Philippe van Parijs eds., Redesigning Distribution, Verso: 2005
  3. Editor, Bush v. Gore: The Question of Legitimacy, Yale University Press: 2002.
  4. Editor, Economic Foundations of Property Law, Little Brown: 1975 (2d ed. with Robert Ellickson and Carol Rose, 1995; 3rd ed. 2002).

Articles

  1. Is Britain ready for a constitutional convention? A rejoinder, The Political Quarterly (2018).

  2. Why Britain Needs a Written Constitution—and Can't Wait for Parliament to Write One, Political Quarterly (2018).

  3. Good-bye Montesquieu, in Susan Rose-Ackerman & Peter Lindseth eds., Comparative Administrative Law (2d ed. 2016)(revised version of essay)..

  4. Britain at the Constitutional Crossroads (British Academy. December 2, 2016).

  5. Reorganizing NATO: Europe’s Last Chance to Preserve Fundamental Rights, The European Commission for Democracy (Venice Commission) (2016).

  6. What is to be Done? in Stephen Skowronek, Stephen Engel & Bruce Ackerman, eds. The Progressives' Century: Democratic Reform and Constitutional Government in the United States, Yale University Press: forthcoming.

  7. Reactionary Constitutional Moments: Further Thoughts on The Civil Rights Revolution, Jerusalem Review of Legal Studies (2016).

  8. Three Paths to Constitutionalism – and the Crisis of the European Union, 45 British Journal of Political Science 705 (2015) . Japanese translation: Horitsu Jiho (April 2015); French translation (June 2018) : Le Grande Continent.

  9. Preface, Deliberation Day (with James Fishkin), Japanese edition: 2015.

  10. A Third Founding: Part One -- The Twentieth Century Achievement  (Reply to the Symposium on We the People, Volume Three: The Civil Rights Revolution), Balkinization (May 20, 2014)

  11. A Third Founding: Part Two -- Fidelity or Betrayal? (Reply to the Symposium on We the People, Volume Three: The Civil Rights Revolution), Balkinization (May 22, 2014)

  12. De-Schooling Constitutional Law, Yale Law Journal, forthcoming (2014).

  13. Reviving Democratic Citizenship, 41 Politics and Society 309 (2013) at http://pas.sagepub.com/content/41/2/309.abstract.

  14. Reviving Democratic Citizenship, 41 Politics and Society 309 (2013).
  15. Interview with Bruce Ackerman in James R. Hackney, Legal Intellectuals in Conversation, pp. 189-204 (2012).
  16. Preface, The Collected Works of Bruce Ackerman (Chinese edition) (forthcoming)
  17. Using the Internet to Save Journalism from the Internet, in Axel Gosseries & Yannick Vanderborght eds., Arguing About Justice: Essays for Philippe Van Parijs (2011)
  18. Goodbye Montesquieu, in Susan Rose-Ackerman & Peter Lindseth eds., Comparative Administrative Law pp. 128-33 (2011).
  19. The Decline and Fall of the American Republic: Obama’s Libyan Intervention, Max Weber Lecture, European University Institute (May 2011)
  20. Tres hipotesis sobre las proxima crisis constitutional, El Cronista 4-19 (April 2011)
  21. Lost Inside the Beltway: A Response to Professor Morrison, 124 Harvard Law Review Forum 13 (2011)
  22. One Click Away: The Case for the Internet News Voucher, in Robert McChesney & Victor Pickard eds., Will the Last Reporter Please Turn Out the Lights: The Collapse of Journalism and What Can Be Done to Fix It 299-306 (2011).
  23. Beyond Presentism, 1 J. of Law 185 (2011)
  24. It Can Happen Here, (Response to Review Symposium: Decline and Fall of the American Republic), Balkinization (October 21, 2010)
  25. Limited War and the Constitution, (with Oona Hathaway), 109 Michigan Law Review 447 (2011).
  26. The United States Should Adopt an “Emergency Constitution” to Preserve Civil Liberties in an Age of Terrorism, in Richard Ellis & Michael Nelson eds., Debating Reform (2010).
  27. The Citizenship Agenda, in Jack Balkin & Reva Siegel eds., The Constitution in 2020 pp. 109-18 (Oxford University Press: 2009).
  28. My Debt to Mirjan Damaska, 118 Yale L.J. Pocket Part 171 (2009).
  29. Canonizing the Civil Rights Revolution: The People and the Poll Tax with Jennifer Nou), 103 Nw. U. L. Rev 63 (2009).
  30. Populismus heisst Angst vor dem Volk, in Die Alte und die Neue Welt (Scherer and Arnold eds., 2008).
  31. Préparer la gestion de l’urgence : pour une «Emergency Constitution», Archives de Philosophie du droit (2007).
  32. The Holmes Lectures: The Living Constitution, 120 Harvard Law Review 1727 (2007).
  33. Meritocracy v. Democracy (on the reform of the House of Lords), 29 London Review of Books 9 (March 8, 2007).
  34. The Secret Refund Booth (with Ian Ayres), 73 U. Chicago Law Review 1107 (2006).
  35. Interpreting the Women’s Movement, 94 California Law Review 1421 (2006).
  36. Les pouvoirs d’exception a l’age du terrorisme, Esprit 150-164 (August-September 2006)
  37. Keynote Address: Terrorism and the Constitutional Order, 75 Fordham L. Rev. 475 (2006).
  38. The Stealth Revolution Continued, London Review of Books p. 18 (February 9, 2006).
  39. The Art of Stealth, London Review of Books, vol. 27, no. 4, pp. 3-9 (Feb 17, 2005), (translated as La Bataille pour la Cour Supreme, Le Debat No. 143 (January-February 2007).
  40. Em Defesa de uma Heranca Social de Cidadania, in Joao Cardoso Rosas ed., Ideias e Politicas para o Nosso Tempo, pp. 25-40 (2004).
  41. This is Not a War, Yale Law Journal, vol. 113, pp. 1871-1909 (2004).
  42. Thomas Jefferson Counts Himself Into the Presidency (with David Fontana), (with David Fontana), University of Virginia Law Review, vol. 90, pp. 551-643 (2004).
  43. The Emergency Constitution, Yale Law Journal vol. 113, pp. 1029-1091 (2004).
  44. The Case for Stakeholding, Verso Nuove Forme di Welfare (Centro Nazionale di Prevenzione e Difesa Sociale, 2003).
  45. Hope and Fear in Constitutional Law, in Erik Oddvar Eriksen, John Erik Fossum and Agustín José Menéndez, A Constitution for Europe, (2004).(advocating stakeholding as an entitlement of European citizenship.)
  46. Why a New Paradigm?, U. Richmond L. Rev., vol. 37, pp. 1147-1184 (2003) (with Ian Ayres).
  47. And Now for the Bad News, in Janos Kornai & Susan Rose-Ackerman eds., Building a Trustworthy State in Post-Socialist Transition, pp. 21-22 (2004).
  48. Macro-freedom (with Anne Alstott) in Ackerman, Alstott &Van Parijs et. al Rethinking Distribution pp. 209-16 (2006).
  49. Why Stakeholding? (with Anne Alstott) , in Ackerman, Alstott &Van Parijs et. al, Rethinking Distribution pp. 43-65 (2006); .preprinted in Politics & Society vol. 32, pp. 41-60 (2004).
  50. Radical Liberalism, in Keith Dowding, Jurgen de Wispelaere & Stuart White eds., The Ethics of Stakeholding (London: Macmillan, 2005).
  51. The Case for Stakeholding, Diacritica (Universidade do Minho, Portugal), vol. 17, pp. 217-228 (2003).
  52. The New Paradigm Reconsidered, Calif. L. Rev. vol. 91, pp. 743-68 (2003) (with Ian Ayres).
  53. Deliberation Day, Journal of Political Philosophy , vol. 10, pp. 129-52 (2002) (with James Fishkin); reprinted in James Fishkin and Peter Laslett, Debating Deliberative Democracy pp. 7-30 (2003)
  54. Off-Balance, in Bruce Ackerman ed., Bush v. Gore: The Question of Legitimacy (Yale Univ. Press: 2002).
  55. Revised Opinion for Brown v. Board of Education, in Jack Balkin ed., What Brown v. Board of Education Should Have Said, pp. 100-23 (NYU Press: 2001).
  56. $80,000 and a Dream: A Simple Plan for Generating Equal Opportunity, The American Prospect pp. 25-27 (July 17, 2000) (with Anne Alstott).
  57. The New Separation of Powers, Harvard Law Review vol.113, pp.633-729 (2000). (Italian: Carocci (2003); Chinese: Constitutionalism Review, vol. 3, pp. 600-704 (2003); Spanish (2004), Chinese (2006)).
  58. O Novo Constitucionalismo Mundial, in Margarida Maria Lacombe Camargo, 1988-1998, Uma Decada de Constituicao (1999).
  59. Constitutional Economics/Constitutional Politics,10 Constitutional Political Economy 415(1999).
  60. Your Stake in America (with Anne Alstott), 41 Arizona L. Rev. 249 (1999).
  61. Should Opera Be Subsidized? and Riposte: Lighten Up! Dissent 89 (Summer 1999).
  62. Revolution on a Human Scale, Yale Law Journal vol.108, pp.2279-2349 (1999).
  63. Taxation and the Constitution, Columbia Law Review vol.99, pp. 1-67 (1999).
  64. Testimony Before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee on the Impeachment of President Clinton, 32 PS [Political Science and Politics] pp. 24, 29-31 (March 1999)
  65. The Broken Engine of Progressive Politics, The American Prospect, pp. 34-43 (May-June 1998)
  66. Temporal Horizons of Justice, Journal of Philosophy, vol. 94, pp. 299-317 (1997).
  67. The Rise of World Constitutionalism, University of Virginia Law Review, vol. 83, pp. 771-797 (1997) [reprinted as Dean’s Occasional Paper, Yale Law School (October, 1997)]; Chinese: Nanjing Univ. Law Rev. 10-27 (2001).
  68. A Generation of Betrayal? Fordham Law Review, vol. 45, pp. 1519-36 (1997).
  69. An Open Letter to Congressman Gingrich, (endorsed by 16 other law professors), Yale Law Journal, vol. 104, pp. 1539-44 (1995).
  70. The Next American Revolution in Austin Sarat ed. Identities, Politics and Rights, pp. 403-23 (University of Michigan Press, 1995)
  71. Our Unconventional Founding, (with Katyal) University of Chicago L. Rev. vol. 62, pp. 475 ff. (1995).
  72. Is NAFTA Constitutional? (with Golove) Harvard Law Review, vol. 108, pp. 799-929 (1995).
  73. La democratie dualiste, 1789 et l'Invention de la Constitution (eds. Michel Troper and Lucien Jaume) pp. 191-204 (LGDJ-Bruylant, 1994)
  74. The Political Case for Constitutional Courts, in, Liberalism Without Illusions (ed. Bernard Yack) pp. 205-19 (U. Chi. Press, 1995)
  75. Political Liberalisms, Journal of Philosophy, vol. 91, pp. 364-86 (1994) ; reprinted in Shaun Young ed., Political Liberalism: Variations on a Theme (2004).
  76. Higher Lawmaking, in Responding to Imperfection: The Theory and Practice of Constitutional Amendment (ed. Sanford Levinson), pp. 63-87 (Princeton University Press, 1995).
  77. Rooted Cosmopolitanism, Ethics, vol. 104, pp. 516-35 (1994).
  78. Crediting the Voters: A New Beginning for Campaign Finance, American Prospect pp. 71-80 (Spring, 1993). (Italian: Politica del Diritto, vol. 24, pp. 647-664 (1993)); reprinted in Burnham, The American Prospect: Reader in American Politics, pp. 218-31 (1994)
  79. Von der Revolution zur Verfassung, Transit: Europaische Revue, vol. 4, pp. 46-61 (1992)
  80. Liberating Abstraction, U. of Chicago Law Review, vol. 59, pp. 317-348 (1992); reprinted in Stone, Epstein, & Sunstein, The Bill of Rights in the Modern State pp. 317-348 (U. Chi. Press, 1992).
  81. The Lost Opportunity, in Tel Aviv University Studies in Law, vol 10, pp. 53-68 (1991).
  82. Die Zukunft der Liberalen Revolution, Die Neue Gesellschaft/Frankfurter Hefte, vol. 39, no. 3. pp.221-231 (1992).
  83. The Common Law Constitution of John Marshall Harlan, New York Law School Law Review, vol 36, pp. 5-32 (1991).
  84. Robert Bork's Grand Inquisition, Yale Law Journal, vol. 92 pp. 1419-39 (1990); The Grand Inquisitor, The American Prospect, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 106-114 (1990).
  85. Constitutional Politics/Constitutional Law, Yale Law Journal, vol. 89, pp. 453-546 (1989).
  86. Neutralities, in Liberalism and the Good (ed. by Douglass, Mara, & Richardson) pp. 29-43 (1990).
  87. A Reforming Environmental Law : The Democratic Case for Market Incentives, Columbia Journal of Environmental Law (with Richard Stewart) vol. 13, pp. 171-199 (1988).
  88. Why Dialogue?, Journal of Philosophy, vol. 86, pp. 5-22 (1989) (Italian: Teoria Politica (1989); German: Akten Des 12, Internationalen Wittgenstein Symposiums pp. 25-35 (1988)); Dutch: Von den Brink & Von Reijen, Het Recht Van De Moraal pp. 67-84 (1994); Spanish: Metapolitica vol. 2, no. 6, pp. 207-22 (1998)).
  89. Transformative Appointments, Harvard Law Review, vol. 101, pp. 1164-1184 (1988)
  90. Neo-Federalism? in Jon Elster (ed.), Constitutionalism and Democracy (Cambridge Univ. Press: 1988)
  91. Law, Economics, and the Problem of Legal Culture, Duke Law Journal, vol. 6, pp 929-947 (1986) (Italian: Rivista Critica di Diritto Privato); (German: Schäfer and Wehrt eds., Die Ökonomisierung der Sozialwissenschaften [Campus: 1988]).
  92. Deux Sortes de Recherches en Droit et Economie, in Revue de la Recherche Juridique: Droit Prospectif (Presses Universitaires d'Aix-Marseille: 1986)
  93. Reforming Environmental Law (with Richard Stewart), Stanford Law Review, vol. 37, pp. 1333-1365 (1985)
  94. Cost Benefit and the Constitution, in Roger Noll (ed.), Regulatory Policy and the Social Sciences, pp. 351-357 (1985)
  95. Foreword: Talking and Trading, Columbia Law Review, vol. 85, pp. 899-903 (1985).
  96. Toward a Theory of Statutory Evolution: The Federalization of Environmental Law (with Donald Elliott and John Millian), Journal of Law, Economics, Organization, Vol. 1, pp. 313-340 (1985).
  97. Beyond Carolene Products, Harvard Law Review, vol. 98, pp. 713-46 (1985), (Chinese: Selected Essays on Constitutional Law from the Harvard Law Review: 2005)
  98. Storrs Lectures: Discovering the Constitution, Yale Law Journal, vol. 93, pp. 1013-1072 (1984)
  99. Canada at the Constitutional Crossroads (with Robert Charney), University of Toronto Law Journal, vol. 34, pp. 117-135 (1984)
  100. Foreword: Law in an Activist State, Yale Law Journal, vol. 92, pp. 1-45 (1983) (Dutch: Het recht in een activistische staat, Staatkundig jaarboek, 1983-1984, pp. 313-328, Leiden, December 1983).
  101. On Getting What We Don't Deserve, Social Philosophy and Policy, vol. 1, pp. 60-70 (1983).
  102. What is Neutral about Neutrality?, Ethics, vol. 93, pp. 372-390 (1983)
  103. Beyond the New Deal: Reply (with William T. Hassler), Yale Law Journal, vol. 90, pp. 1412-1434 (1981)
  104. The Marketplace of Ideas, Yale Law Journal, vol. 90, pp. 1131-1148 (1981)
  105. Beyond the New Deal: Coal and the Clean Air Act (with William Hassler), Yale Law Journal, vol. 89, pp. 1466-1571 (1980)
  106. Four Questions for Legal Theory, Nomos, vol. 22, pp. 351-375 (1980)
  107. The Structure of Subchapter C: An Anthropological Comment, Yale Law Journal, vol. 87, pp. 436-446 (1977)
  108. The Jurisprudence of Just Compensation, Environmental Law, vol. 7, pp. 509-519 (1977)
  109. Law and the Modern Mind, Daedalus, pp. 119-131 (1974)
  110. The Uncertain Search for Environmental Policy: Part I with James Sawyer), University of Pennsylvania Law Review, vol. 120, pp. 419-503 (1972); Part II (with Rose-Ackerman and Henderson), University of Pennsylvania Law Review, vol. 121, pp. 1225-1308 (1973).
  111. More on Slum Housing and Redistribution Policy, Yale Law Journal, vol. 82, pp. 1194-1207 (1973)
  112. Regulating Slum Housing Markets on Behalf of the Poor, Yale Law Journal, vol. 80, pp. 1093-1197 (1971)

 

Occasional Essays

  1. The Constitutional Critiques of Elizabeth Warren’s Wealth Tax Plan Are Absurd, Slate, February 19, 2019
  2. No, Trump Cannot Declare an ‘Emergency’ to Build His Wall, New York Times, January 5, 2019
  3. Trust in the Justices of the Supreme Court is Waning.  Here are Three Ways to Fortify the Court, Los Angeles Times, December 20, 2018
  4. Face à Trump, comment l’Europe peut protége l’OTAN, Le Monde, December 18, 2018
    (English Translation: How Europe Can Save NATO from Trump)
  5. The President Has Entirely Too Many Lawyers (And Not Just This President), White House Watch, October 18, 2018
  6. The cooperation of Polish and American defenders of constitutional democracy is the foundation of Polish national security, Gazeta Wyborcza, October 17, 2018
  7. Withheld Kavanaugh Documents Are a Constitutional Crisis in the Making, Huffington Post, September 5, 2018
  8. Trump Can’t Make War Whenever He Likes, New York Times, April 16, 2018
  9. How to Have a Serious Referendum on Brexit and Avoid a Rerun of the Original (with Sir Julian Legrand),  LSE British Public Policy, March 31, 2018
  10. The President Has Too Much Power to Make War, Lit Hub, March 8, 2018
  11. Presidential Lawlessness: The Case for Fundamental Reform, Public Books, February 26, 2018
  12. Here’s a Campaign Finance Law that Would Take Democracy Back from the 1 Percent (with Ro Khanna), The Sacramento Bee, January 29, 2018
  13. How to Stop Trump Blowing It Up, New York Reiview of Books, November 28, 2017
  14. Smith v. Trump In the D.C. Circuit: A Guided Tour of the Oral Argument, Lawfare, November 1, 2017
  15. The Case for Constitutional Reform in Poland, Yale Global Online, September 28, 2017
  16. Unilateral Rocket Man, Slate, September 21, 2017
  17. A Democratic Answer to the Tragedy in Barcelona? (with Antoni Abat I Ninet), El Pais, August 23, 2017 (English version, August 27, 2017).
  18. Congress Should Go Immediately Into Special Session And Stop Trump’s Brinkmanship, Huffington Post, August 16, 2017
  19. Les Précédents Présidents Étaient des Personnes Sérieuses.  Donald Trump ne L’est Pas,  Le Nouvel Ordre Mondial, July 11, 2017.
  20. The Worst Thing About Trump Jr.‘s Revelations, Canadian TV, July 10, 2017
  21. Will Congress Cede Its War-Making Authority to Trump?, The Atlantic, June 20, 2017
  22. Four More Years?, Huffington Post, May 19, 2017
  23. Trump Must Get Congress’s O.K. on Syria, New York Times, April 7, 2017
  24. "Mentiras de Trump Acirram Alienação Nos EUA," Folha de S. Paulo, March 12, 2017
  25. If  'We Don't Win Anymore,' Why Does Trump Keep Promoting Generals? Los Angeles Times, March 1, 2017
  26. “La Izquierda Carece de Programa Político Para el Siglo XXI”, Ct-xt-esp, February 15, 2017
  27. Der neue Nato-deal, Süddeutsche Zeitung, January 9, 2017 (English translation: Yale MacMillan Center, Romanian Translation: România Curată)
  28. Es ist Wirklich Ernst, Die Zeit, December 15, 2016
  29. Britain at the Constitutional Crossroads, Prospect, December 7, 2016
  30. What Happens to NATO Now?, The Atlantic, November 21, 2016
  31. Is Obama Enabling the Next President to Launch Illegal Wars?, The Atlantic, August 24, 2016
    French Translation: Jus Politicum (September 2, 2016)
  32. How Hillary Can Join the Revolution (with Anne Alstott), Huffington Post, June 7, 2016
  33. Is America’s War on ISIS Illegal?, New York Times, May 4, 2016
  34. A Presidential Run by Michael Bloomberg Could Plunge the Country into a Constitutional Crisis, Los Angeles Times, February 25, 2016
  35. Obama is Poland’s Only Hope (with Maciej Kisilowski), Foreign Policy, January 21, 2016
  36. Hollande’s War Talk Gives Islamic State What it Wants Most, Los Angeles Times, November 20, 2015
  37. La guerra all'Isis legittima il Califfo, Lettera 43, November 18, 2015
  38. Democracy Dollars’ Can Give Every Voter a Real Voice in American Politics (with Ian Ayres), Washington Post, November 5, 2015
  39. Cry ‘Havoc’ and Let Slip the Constitution of War (with Tokujin Matsudaira), Foreign Policy, September 29, 2015
  40. The Lawless Presidency of Marco Rubio—A Reply to Professor Ku (with David Golove), Opinio Juris, September 16, 2015
  41. Can the Next President Repudiate Obama’s Iran Agreement? (with David Golove), The Atlantic, September 10, 2015
  42. Can the Supreme Court Force Congress to Own the War on ISIS?, The Atlantic, August 25, 2015
  43. Germany’s Failure of Vision, New York Times, July 9, 2015
  44. La Grèce masque la vraie crise de l’Europe, Le Monde, June 22, 2015
  45. Britain Should Deliberate Before It Votes on Europe (with James Fishkin). Huffington Post, June 17, 2015
  46. In Supreme Court Redistricting Case, It's the 'Whole Number of Persons, Los Angeles Times, May 29, 2015.
  47. John Roberts' Trail-Blazing Campaign Reform (with Ian Ayres), The Atlantic, May 7, 2015.
  48. What Shinzo Abe Wants from Washington – And Why He Shouldn’t Get It, Huffington Post, April 22, 2015
  49. Hillary Clinton’s Bad Beginning, Huffington Post, April 13, 2015.
    (Portuguese translation: Huff Post, Brasil)
  50. Europa, hilf dir selbst! (Europe, Take Care of Yourself!), Sueddeutsche Zeitung, February 21/22, 2015.
  51. Congress, Don’t Be Fooled; Obama Still Believes in Unlimited War, New York Times, February 11, 2015
  52. What We Can Learn From the French About Terrorism, Huffington Post, January 9, 2015
  53. Like the Emancipation Proclamation, Obama’s Order Forces Democracy, Los Angeles Times, November 23, 2014
  54. Obama’s Illegal War, Washington Post, November 5, 2014
  55. How Nancy Pelosi Can Force Congress to Vote on the War Against ISIS, Huffington Post, October 3, 2014
  56. How Congress Cut and Ran on Syria, Politico, September 23, 2014
  57. Obama’s Betrayal of the Constitution, New York Times, September 12, 2014
  58. Europe Needs to Provide for its Own Defense, Los Angeles Times, September 9, 2014
  59. CIA v. Senate: The Constitution Demands Action, Los Angeles Times, August 6, 2014
  60. America’s Tragic Turn in Germany and Japan, Huffington Post, July 15, 2014
    (German translation: Huffington Post)
    (Japanese translation: Huffington Post)
    (Chinese translation: Huffington Post)
  61. Dishonest Abe (with Tokujin Matsudaira), Foreign Policy, June 24, 2014
  62. Obama Should Not Let Europe Slip Away, Washington Post, May 30, 2014
  63. Dr. King Showed Faith in Government, Philadelphia Inquirer, May 11, 2014
  64. Was Martin Luther King Wrong?, Los Angeles Times, April 28, 2014
  65. All Eyes on Obama (with Ian Ayres),  Slate, April 4, 2014
  66. Dignity Is A Constitutional Principle, New York Times, March 30, 2014
  67. Presidential Power Grabs: Their Causes and Cure, Huffington Post, February 10, 2014
  68. Obama’s NSA Blind Spot, Los Angeles Times, January 26, 2014.
  69. The White House Begs the Question on Mass Surveillance, Huffington Post, December 26, 2013
  70. Indefinite Extension, Foreign Policy, November 25, 2013
  71. Making Up With Europe, Los Angeles Times, November 6, 2013
  72. Republican Peter King Takes the Lead, Huffington Post, October 13, 2013
  73. Canceling the Shutdown, Playing by the Rules, Los Angeles Times, October 4, 2013
  74. Surveillance and the FISA Court, Los Angeles Times, September 24, 2013
  75. Why Legal Education Should Last For Three Years, Washington Post, September, 6 2013
  76. Bait and Switch, Foreign Policy, September 3, 2013
  77. How the Internet Can Save Journalism, Huffington Post, August 7, 2013
  78. Breach or Debate, Foreign Policy, August 1, 2013
  79. To Save Egypt, Drop the Presidency, New York Times, July 11, 2013
  80. Oversight Now, Foreign Policy, Foreign Policy, June 11, 2013
  81. Send Judges to Guantanamo, Then Shut It (with Eugene Fidell), New York Times, May 3, 2012
  82. The Supreme Court's War on the Twentieth Century, Huffington Post, January 31, 2013
  83. A Militarized Japan? (with Tokujin Matsudaira), Los Angeles Times, January 11, 2013
  84. A New Route Around the Fiscal Cliff (with Yair Listokin), Huffington Post, December 12, 2012
  85. Tax Reform? We Need a Revolution, Los Angeles Times, November 18, 2012
  86. Election Bosses (with Ian Ayres), Slate, November 2, 2012
  87. How Obama Might Still Inspire, Huffington Post, September 27, 2012
  88. Broken Bond (with Miguel Maduro), Foreign Policy, September 17, 2012
  89. Secret Laws Are Oxymorons, The Economist, July 24, 2012 at http://www.economist.com/blogs/democracyinamerica/2012/07/bruce-ackerman-presidential-power
  90. Texas’ Poll Tax in Disguise (with Jennifer Nou), Los Angeles Times, July 16, 2012
  91. Roberts Raises the Election Years Stakes, Huffington Post, June 29, 2012
  92. Protect, Don't Prosecute, Leakers Who Defend Our Constitution, New York Times, June 13, 2012
  93. We the People Rise Again, Slate, June 4, 2012
  94. Eduardo Saverin Controversy: Slam the Door on Tax Refugees, Los Angeles Times, May 18, 2012
  95. Payback for a Facebook Tax Refugee, Los Angeles Times, May 16, 2012
  96. Elect-Your-Match: Computer Dating Hits the Presidential Race! (with Danieli Evans), Huffington Post, May 3, 2012
  97. President Obama: Don’t Go There, Washington Post, April 20, 2012
  98. Nixon In Iran?, Huffington Post, March 19, 2012
  99. The Legal Case Against Attacking Iran, Los Angeles Times, March 5, 2012
  100. Reconstructing Citizenship for the Twenty First Century, an Interview with Bruce Ackerman, La Vie des Idees, March 5, 2012
  101. How Congress Can Overrule Citizens United (with Ian Ayres), Huffington Post, February 9, 2012
  102. Recess Appointments: Release the Legal Advice, Wall Street Journal, January 11, 2012
  103. Washington Standoff, Los Angeles Times, January 6, 2012
  104. A Christmas Present for the Pentagon, Slate, December 28 2011
  105. A United States of Europe?, Los Angeles Times, December 14, 2011
  106. The Law School Experience [letter], New York Times, December 5, 2011
  107. Supreme Court’s Obamacare Ruling Will Politicize Judicial Process, Daily Beast, November 15, 2011
  108. Occupying the First Amendment (with Yochai Benkler), Huffington Post, October 21, 2011
  109. Democratizing Wall Street? (with Anne Alstott), Huffington Post, October 12, 2011
  110. Obama’s Death Panels, Foreign Policy, October 7, 2011
  111. Class Warfare? (with Anne Alstott), Huffington Post, September 27, 2011
  112. Why (and How) To Tax the Super-Rich, Los Angeles Times, September 20, 2011 (with Anne Alstott)
  113. Mission Accomplished. Finally. Foreign Policy, September 7, 2011
  114. Crisis, What Crisis, Slate, July 29, 2011
  115. Obama’s Flawed Legal Reasoning and How to Fix It, The Daily Beast, June 28, 2011
  116. Legal Acrobatics, Illegal War, New York Times, June 21, 2011
  117. How to Resolve the War Powers Impasse (with Hathaway), Guardian, June 3, 2011
  118. Obama’s Illegal War (with Hathaway), Foreign Policy, June 1, 2011
  119. Death of the War Powers Act? (with Hathaway), Washington Post, May 17, 2011 
  120. The World After Bin-Laden (with Hathaway), Washington Post, May 3, 2011
  121. Private Manning’s Humiliation (with Benkler), The New York Review of Books, April 28, 2011
  122. Bradley Manning’s Inhumane Treatment (with Benkler), Guardian, April 11, 2011
  123. The Constitutional Clock is Clicking on Obama’s War (with Hathaway), Foreign Policy, April 6, 2011
  124. Obama’s Unconstitutional War, Foreign Policy, March 24, 2011
  125. It’s Not Up to the President to Impose a No Fly Zone Over Libya, Huffington Post, March 9, 2011
  126. Parliament to the Rescue, Foreign Policy, March 1, 2011
  127. Did Congress Approve America’s Longest War? (with Oona Hathaway), The Guardian, January 23, 2011 Obama Contre-Attaque, Le Monde, January 11, 2011
  128. Obama Contraataca, El Pais, January 7, 2011        
  129. Filibuster Reform Both Parties Could Agree On, Wall Street Journal, January 4, 2011
  130. The Ultra-Imperial Presidency, Miller-McCune Magazine, December 16, 2010
  131. Charging Julian Assange Could Be Unconstitutional (with Sara Aronchick Solow), The Guardian, December 10, 2010
  132. The Interview: Bruce Ackerman on the Decline and Fall of the American Republic, France 24 (television), December 6, 2010
  133. Decline and Fall of the American Republic: Six Questions for Bruce Ackerman, by Scott Horton, Harper’s Magazine, November 23, 2010
  134. Obama contra-ataca,  Diario de Noticias, November 17, 2010
  135.  Is the Lame-duck Congress Constitutional?, Washington Post, November 12, 2010
  136. The Dangers of an Imperial Presidency, Los Angeles Times, November 4, 2010
  137. Dangers of a Politicized Presidency, Washington Post, October 1, 2010
  138. Obama, Warren, and the Imperial Presidency, Wall Street Journal, September 22, 2010
  139. The Radical Presidency, Foreign Policy, September 16, 2010
  140. At the Crossroads, London Review of  Books, September 9, 2010.
  141. What Obama Should Say (with Oona Hathaway), Huffington Post, August 30, 2010.
  142. An Increasingly Politicized Military, Los Angeles Times, June 23, 2010.
  143. James Clapper: Another Military Man for a Civilian Post, Washington Post, June 9, 2010.
  144. Interview with Ezra Klein, Citizens United Was A Shot Across the Bow, Washington Post, May 12. 2010.
  145. Why the Lib Dems Do Well Out of TV Debates (with James Fishkin), The Guardian, April 29, 2010. How to Swing Congress (with Oona Hathaway), Los Angeles Times, April 3, 2010.
  146. How Biden Could Fix the Senate, American Prospect, March 15, 2010.
  147. How to Keep Future John Yoos Under Control, Washington Post, February 23, 2010.
  148. How to Counter Corporate Speech (with David Wu), Wall Street Journal, January 28, 2010.
  149. Despite Court Ruling, Congress Can Still Limit Campaign Finance (with Ian Ayres), Washington Post, January 26, 2010.
  150. What Will Congress Do About Afghanistan? (with Oona Hathaway), Slate, December 9, 2009.
  151. A General’s Public Pressure, Washington Post, October 2, 2009.
  152. America Needs to Prepare for Early Iraq Pullout (with Oona Hathaway), Financial Times, August 24, 2009.
  153. Section Five and the On-going Canonization of the Civil Rights Revolution, Balkinization, June 22, 2009.
  154. Abolish the White House Counsel, Slate, April 22, 2009.
  155. The Demonization of Harold Koh, The Daily Beast, April 8, 2009.
  156. Why We Need a Commission on Presidential Power, American Prospect, March 26, 2009.
  157. A Role for Congress to Reclaim, Washington Post, March 11, 2009.
  158. A National Endowment for Journalism? (with Ian Ayres), The Guardian, February 13, 2009. (French translation: Liberation, April 21, 2009).
  159. How Obama Can Fix an Illegal War (with Hathaway), San Francisco Chronicle, January 23, 2009.
  160. Impeach Jay Bybee, Slate, January 13, 2009.
  161. Making a Treaty: The Senate’s Role (with Hathaway)(letter to the editor), NY Times, January 8, 2009.
  162. The Iraq War Is Now Illegal (with Hathaway), The Daily Beast, December 31, 2008.
  163. A Legal Time Bomb in Iraq, The Guardian (UK), December 12, 2008.
  164. Restoring the Rule of Law to the White House, The Daily Beast, November 20, 2008.
  165. The Great Repudiator? (with Magliocca), American Prospect. November 5, 2008.
  166. Bush’s Final Illusion (with Hathaway), Slate, October 21, 2008.
  167. Abolish the Vice-Presidency, Los Angeles Times, October 2, 2008.
  168. What Bush Will Surrender in Iraq (with Hathaway), Time Magazine,  September 11, 2008.
  169. The Coming Transatlantic Crisis, Guardian (U.K.), September 2, 2008.
  170. What Georgia Means for Europe, Guardian (U.K.), August 12, 2008.
  171. Into No-Man’s Land (with Oona Hathaway), Los Angeles Times, July 25, 2008
  172. In Iraq, Timetables or Horizons or…?, New York Times (letter to the editor) July 23, 2008.
  173. Keep Your Paws Off the Presidency, Slate, July 15, 2008.
  174. Fixing the System Obama Broke (with Ian Ayres), American Prospect (July 3, 2008).
  175. A Better Way with Referendums (with James K. Fishkin), Financial Times (June 17, 2008).
  176. Hey, What About the 24th? The Constitutional Amendment that the Court Forgot (with Jennifer Nou), Slate (May 2, 2008).
  177. The War’s Expiration Date, Washington Post (with Oona Hathaway) (April 5, 2008).
  178. McCain Was Born in the Panama Canal Zone. So?, New York Times (letter to the editor)  March 1, 2008.
  179. An Agreement without Agreement, Washington Post (with Oona Hathaway) (February 15, 2008).
  180. Where Money Is No Object, Guardian (U.K.) (with Ian Ayres) (January 26, 2008).
  181. Checks, Please, Guardian (U.K.) (January 15, 2008). Bush Isn’t the Only Decider, Los Angeles Times (November 29, 2007).
  182. Inherit the Windfall, Guardian (U.K.) (with Anne Alstott) (October 11, 2007).
  183. An Inheritance for All, American Prospect Online (with Anne Alstott) (October 4, 2007).
  184. The Risks of Playing Politics with the Military, Financial Times (September 5, 2007).
  185. What We Owe Suspected Terrorists, Guardian (U.K.) (July 23, 2007).
  186. Down with Plutocrats and Fat Cat Donors, Slate (June 25, 2007)(with Ian Ayres).
  187. The King is Dead. Long Live the King?, Guardian (U.K.) (June 15, 2007).
  188. Japan’s Revolution Is Far Too Quiet, Foreign Policy (June 1, 2007) (with Norikazu Kawagishi).
  189. Dealing with the Worst, Guardian (U.K.) (May 21, 2007).
  190. War Powers Debate with Jon Yoo: Remember Andrew Johnson, Los Angeles Times (April 6, 2007).
  191. War Powers Debate with John Yoo: We Don't Want a Warrior King, Los Angeles Times (April 5, 2007).
  192. War Powers Debate with John Yoo: Some of Us Have Been Consistent, Los Angeles Times (April 4, 2007).
  193. War Powers Debate with John Yoo: Say No to King George, Los Angeles Times (April 3, 2007).
  194. War Powers Debate with John Yoo: Congressional leadership is necessary and proper, Los Angeles Times (April 2, 2007).
  195. Did Jefferson Abuse His Authority to Count Himself into the Presidency?, History News Network (March 19, 2007)
  196. The Half-Trillion Dollar Solution (with David Wu), American Prospect Online (February 27, 2007).
  197. Britain Needs a New Agency to Fight Corruption, Financial Times (February 2, 2007).
  198. Set a Spending Limit on Iraq, Los Angeles Times (January 10, 2007).
  199. What if Terrorists Destroy Washington?, Los Angeles Times (December 16, 2006).
  200. A Liberal Manifesto for America, Opendemocracy (October 30, 2006)
  201. We Answer to the Name of Liberals, American Prospect (November, 2006) (with Todd Gitlin), posted on website October 18, 2006 at . published in France by Liberation (October 19, 2006) at http://www.liberation.fr/opinions/rebonds/211551.FR.php); in Italy by La Repubblica (November 3, 2006); in Argentina by La Nacion (November 5, 2006); in Spain by El Pais (November 6, 2006); in Canada by the Toronto Star (November 10, 2006), in Germany by the Suddeutsche Zeitung (November 10, 2006).
  202. White House Warden, Los Angeles Times (September 28, 2006).
  203. Bad Party Line: All the Reasons to Hate Bush's Wiretapping Bill, Slate (September 18, 2006).
  204. Talk of "War" is Misleading and Dangerous, Philadelphia Inquirer (September 12, 2006).
  205. In Case of Emergency, American Prospect Online (August 18, 2006).
  206. Give N.Y.'s Poor What They Need Most: A Voice, New York Daily News, p. 31 (August 14, 2006) (with Ian Ayres).
  207. How Congress Can Make Guantanamo Even Worse, Slate (July 17, 2006).
  208. Before the Next Attack, New Statesman (July 3, 2006).
  209. Putting Reason Back into Emergency Powers, Boston Globe (July 2, 2006).
  210. Come Scegliere il Si o il No (How to Choose Between Yes and No), La Repubblica (with James Fishkin) (June 23, 2006).
  211. Export This? (with James Fishkin), Letter to the Editor, NY Times Magazine (May 7, 2006).
  212. Secret Political Donations Can End the Secret Deals, Financial Times April 26, 2006 (with Ian Ayres).
  213. The Perils of Judicial Restraint, Slate (April 5, 2006)
  214. Inheritance Taxes (with Anne Alstott), Letter to the Editor, NY Times (April 4, 2006).
  215. Terrorism and Civil Liberties, Yale Alumni Magazine, pp. 24-26 (March-April 2006).
  216. Interview with Gabor Halmai, Fundamentum (special English edition), 49-58 (2005).
  217. The Secrets They Keep, Slate (December 20, 2005).
  218. Senate, White House Hypocrisy on Torture, Philadelphia Inquirer (December 14, 2005).
  219. A National Day of Deliberation?(with Jiunn-Rong Yeh), China Times (November 22, 2005).
  220. Protect Court Against a Stealth Revolution, Philadelphia Inquirer (October 16, 2005).
  221. The Constitutional Moment that Wasn’t, American Prospect (September 21, 2005)
  222. Come Proteggere Le Nostre Liberta, La Repubblica, p. 39 (July 22, 2005).
  223. High Court, High Stakes, American Prospect, pp. 35-38 (August, 2005).
  224. Bush and the Stealth Justice, Los Angeles Times p. B 13 (July 7, 2005).
  225. Cheney’s Betrayal, American Prospect Online (May 23, 2005)
  226. A Threat to Impartiality in the American Senate, Financial Times, p. 19 (May 16, 2005).
  227. Kapitalismus fuer Alle, 7 brand eins pp. 40-44 (March 2005).
  228. The Filibuster Rule: Play by the Rules, Philadelphia Inquirer (March 16, 2005).
  229. Immune to Democracy (with John Ackerman), New York Times, p. A 21 (March 4, 2005).
  230. Voting with Dollars, (with comments by Cong. Barney Frank and Nick Littlefield) 57 Bulletin of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences pp. 18-21 (Summer 2004).
  231. Loyal to Rumsfeld – or the Constitution?, American Prospect, pp. 6 – 7 (November 2004).
  232. Reply to Professor Rotunda, American Prospect Online, October 15, 2004.
  233. From Debates to Deliberation (with James Fishkin), Center for American Progress web-site, October 14, 2004.
  234. Oath of Offense, American Prospect Online, October 6, 2004.
  235. The Rumsfeld Oath, American Prospect Online, September 29, 2004.
  236. Abu Ghraib Requires a Political Response, Philadelphia Inquirer (September 15, 2004).
  237. Like Father, Like Son, American Prospect Online, September 14, 2004.
  238. States of Emergency, American Prospect, p. 40 (September 2004).
  239. Just Imagine, A Day Off Devoted to Fulfilling a Democratic Duty (with James Fishkin), Philadelphia Inquirer (June 20, 2004).
  240. 2-for-1 Voting, New York Times, p. A 27 (May 5, 2004).
  241. The Thinking Voter (with James Fishkin), Prospect, pp. 15-16 (May 2004).
  242. A Precedent-Setting Appearance, Center for American Progress (web-site), April 8, 2004.
  243. A Holiday Fit for a President (with James Fishkin), Los Angeles Times, p. B 13, (February 16, 2004).
  244. How Jefferson Counted Himself In (with David Fontana), Atlantic Monthly, pp. 84-95 (March, 2004).
  245. Deliberation Day (with James Fishkin), American Prospect, January 2004.
  246. Righting the Ship of Democracy (with James Fishkin), Legal Affairs pp. 34-39 (January-February 2004).
  247. System Down (with Ian Ayres), American Prospect Online, December 12, 2003.
  248. Interview with Gabor Halmai, Fundamentum (in Hungarian), pp. 51-62 (issue 2/2003).
  249. The Vote Must Go On, New York Times, p. A-27, September 17, 2003.
  250. Patriot Dollars Put Money Where the Voters Are, Los Angeles Times, p. 15, July 17, 2003 (with Ian Ayres).
  251. Fear Itself, American Prospect, (web exclusive) June 3, 2003.
  252. Raw Deal, American Prospect, (web exclusive) May 14, 2003.
  253. Never Again, American Prospect, p. 24, May 2003.
  254. Judicial Extremism: A German Antidote, Los Angeles Times, p. 15, February 19, 2003.
  255. Is the Right to March a Security Issue?, Newsday, p. A 17, February 18, 2003.
  256. Two Fronts, American Prospect (web exclusive), January 27, 2003.
  257. Keep Politics Off the Bench, Los Angeles Times, p. M 5, January 5, 2003.
  258. Bush, Iraq, and the Rule of Law, Letters to the Editor, New York Times, p. A 18, November 23, 2002.
  259. Government by Half-Truth, The American Prospect (web exclusive), October 24, 2002.
  260. Facing the Threat From North Korea, Washington Post, Letters to the Editor, p. A22, October 19, 2002.
  261. Episode oder Epoche, Frankfurter Rundschau, Feuilleton, October 16, 2002.
  262. The Legality of Using Force, New York Times, p. A15, September 21, 2002.
  263. But What's the Legal Case for Preemption?, Washington Post, p. B2, August 18, 2002.
  264. Campaign Reform's Worst Enemy, New York Times, p. 13, July 6, 2002 (with Ian Ayres).
  265. Bush Must Avoid Shortcuts on Road to War, Los Angeles Times, p. 15, May 31, 2002.
  266. Don't Panic, London Review of Books, pp. 15-16, February 7, 2002. German version: Frankfurter Rundschau, February 15, 2002.
  267. War is Handy Politics for Bush, Los Angeles Times, p. M 5, February 3, 2002.
  268. Bush Can't Operate as a One-Man Act, Los Angeles Times, December 16, 2001.
  269. On the Home Front, A Winnable War, New York Times, p. A 21, November 6, 2001.
  270. Sunset Can Put a Halt to Twilight of Liberty, Los Angeles Times, p. B 11, September 20, 2001.
  271. Treaties Don't Belong to Presidents Alone, New York Times, p. A 23, August 29, 2001.
  272. Tony Blair's Big Idea, New York Times, Op-Ed, Sec. 4, p. 15, May 6, 2001 (with Anne Alstott).
  273. Bush's Alarming Race Against the Clock, Boston Globe, Op-Ed, April 29, 2001.
  274. Foil Bush's Maneuvers for Packing Court, Los Angeles Times, Op-Ed, p. B11, April 26, 2001.
  275. Anatomy of a Constitutional Coup, London Review of Books, pp. 3-7, February 8, 2001. Translation: Le Monde, p. 18, February 27, 2001.
  276. The Court Packs Itself, The American Prospect, p. 42, February 12, 2001
  277. Keep Election Fixes to Middle Ground, Los Angeles Times, p. 7 December 18, 2000
  278. As Florida Goes..., New York Times, Op-Ed, p. A-33, December 12, 2000
  279. $80,000 and a Dream (with Anne Alstott), American Prospect, pp. 23-25, July 17, 2000.
  280. How $50 Can Beat Big Money Campaigns, Los Angeles Times, p. B7, October 18, 1999.
  281. An Unconstitutional Republican Exit Strategy, Los Angeles Times, p. B7, February 3, 1999.
  282. Reply to Professor Tribe, January 8, 1999
  283. This Lame-Duck Impeachment Should Die, Op- Ed, Washington Post, p. A17, December 24, 1998.
  284. Contest Lame-duck House Vote, Op-Ed, USA Today, p.12A, December 23,1998.
  285. Lameduck Impeachment? Not So Fast, Op-Ed, New York Times, December 8, 1998.
  286. Without the People, Impeachment Fails, Op-Ed, Los Angeles Times, November 6, 1998.
  287. What Ken Starr Neglected to Tell Us, Op-Ed, New York Times, September 14, 1998.
  288. Euro Follows American Example, Letters to the Editor, New York Times, May 2, 1998, p. A-14.
  289. Welfare for Wagner?, Project Syndicate [syndicated column for numerous European newspapers], May-June 1998 [on subsidizing the opera]. A longer version of the same essay was published in the Newsletter of the Institut fuer die Wissenschaften vom Menschen, Feb-April 1998, as “Subsidize the Opera?”
  290. Historical Perspective [on Presidential Impeachment], Letters to the Editor, New York Times, February 2, 1998, p. A-22.
  291. The Patriot Option, The Boston Review, pp. 13-14 (April/May 1997)
  292. Joint Letter on the Constitutionality of the World Trade Organization and the Uruguay Round, Hearings before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, S. 2467, GATT Implementing Legislation, S. Hrg. 103-823, pp. 529-31 (1994).
  293. Gingrich v. The Constitution, New York Times, Op-Ed page, December 10, 1994.
  294. Let's Introduce a New Political Currency System to Restore the Sovereign Citizenry in Japan (with Norikazu Kawagishi), Asahi Shimbun (Tokyo), Op-Ed page, September 28, 1993.
  295. We the People--and Congress--Have Yet To Be Heard (with Harold Koh), Los Angeles Times, Op-Ed page, May 5, 1993.
  296. Reforming Campaign Reform, Wall Street Journal, Op-Ed page, April 26, 1993.
  297. 1787 and 1993, New York Times, Op-Ed page, April 3, 1993.
  298. Das Gauck Behoerde: Zwei Fragen, in Hassemer & Starzacher, Datenschutz und Stasi-Unterlagen: Verdraengen oder Bewaeltigen? (1993).
  299. Interview, Bruce Ackerman over sociale rechtvaardigheid, de rol van de rechter en `law and economics', by M.A.P. Bovens and W.J. Witteveen, Staatkundig Jaarboek, pp 255-278 (1987).
  300. Proceedings of Conference on Takings of Property and the Constitution, Miami Law Review, vol. 41, No. 1, pp. 49-222, passim (1986).
  301. In Memoriam: Henry J. Friendly, Harvard Law Review, Vol. 99, No. 8, June 1986.
  302. Agon (In Memoriam: Arthur Leff), Yale Law Journal, vol. 91, pp. 219-223 (1982).
  303. The Languages of Power: Reflections on the Changing Relationship Between the Law and the Social and Humane Sciences, Proceedings of 1982-1983, Columbia Committee on General Education (vol. 11).
  304. Commencement Remarks to the Yale Class of 1980, Yale Law Report, Spring/Summer 1982.
  305. Air-Pollution 'Rights' (with Donald Elliott), New York Times, Op-Ed page, September 11, 1982.
  306. Unconstitutional Convention, New Republic, March 3, 1979.
  307. Clean (Cough) Air, New York Times, Op-Ed page, August 30, 1977.