• Review of ‘The US Supreme Court and the Centralization of Federal Authority,’ by Michael Dichio,” 49 Publius: The Journal of Federalism 11 (2019) (review of Michael Dichio, The US Supreme Court and the Centralization of Federal Authority (2018)).
  • Review of ‘The US Supreme Court and the Domestic Force of International Human Rights Law,’ by Stephen Simon,” Law and Politics Book Review, September 2017 (review of Stephen Simon, The US Supreme Court and the Domestic Force of International Human Rights Law (2016)).
  • Review of ‘Democracy For Realists,’ by Christopher Achen and Larry Bartels,” History News Network, July 19, 2016 (review of Christopher Achen and Larry Bartels, Democracy for Realists: Why Elections do not Produce Responsive Government (2016)).
  • Book Review,” Federalist Society Review, (June 2016) (review of Randy E. Barnett, Our Republican Constitution: Securing the Liberty and Sovereignty of We the People (2016)).
  • Review,” The Independent Review (Spring 2015) (review of Frank Buckley,  The Once and Future King: The Rise of Crown Government in America (2014)).
  • Turning Federalism Right-Side Up,” 82 Constitutional Commentary 303 (2012) (review of Michael Greve, The Upside-Down Constitution (2012)).
  • The Economics of Takings,” Regulation (Spring 2012), at 54 (review of Thomas Miceli, The Economic Theory of Eminent Domain: Private Property, Public Use (2011)).
  • “Review,” 31 Cato Journal 162 (2011) (review of Alison LaCroix, The Ideological Origins of American Federalism (2010)).
  • Democracy and Political Knowledge in Ancient Athens, 119 Ethics 585 (2009) (review of Josiah Ober, Democracy and Knowledge: Innovation and Learning in Classical Athens (2008)).
  • Lessons From the Rise of Legal Conservatism,” 32 Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy 415 (2009) (review of Steven Teles, The Rise of the Conservative Legal Movement (2007)) (invited review).
  • ‘Active Liberty’ and Judicial Power: What Should Courts do to Promote Democracy?,” 100 Northwestern University Law Review 1827 (2006) (review of Stephen E. Breyer, Active Liberty: Interpreting our Democratic Constitution (2005)).
  • Judicial Power and Civil Rights Reconsidered,” 114 Yale Law Journal 591 (2004) (review of Michael Klarman, From Jim Crow to Civil Rights (2004)) (with David E. Bernstein).
  • Wise Crowds? When the Many Know More than the Few,Humane Studies Review, Sept. 2005 (review of James Surowiecki, Wise Crowds: When the Many are Smarter than the Few and How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economics, Societies, and Nations (2004)).
  • “Pragmatism and Democracy: Rejoinder to Richard Posner,” 16 Critical Review 473 (2004).
  • Richard Posner’s Democratic Pragmatism,” 16 Critical Review 1 (2004) (review of Richard A. Posner, Law, Pragmatism, and Democracy (2003)).
  • Review, 23 Cato Journal 475 (2004) (review of Ian Shapiro, The State of Democratic Theory (2003)).
  • “Do Politicians Pander?” 14 Critical Review 147 (2001) (review of Lawrence Jacobs and Robert Shapiro, Politicians Don’t Pander (2000)).
  • Resolving the Democratic Dilemma?” 16 Yale Journal on Regulation 401 (1999)  (review of Arthur Lupia and Matthew McCubbins, The Democratic Dilemma: Can Citizens Learn What they Need to Know? (1998)).
  • “Book Review,” The European Legacy, Feb. 1998, at 129 (review of  Richard Sakwa, Russian Politics and Society (1997)).


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  • “Blight,” in Encyclopedia of Housing, 2d ed. (Sage,  2012).
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2006-present      Contributor, Volokh Conspiracy law and politics blogAffiliated with Reason magazine; affiliated with the Washington Post, 2014-17.

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