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  • The Constitutional Conservatism of the Warren Court, 100 California Law Review 1101 (2012). View Article
  • The Significance of the Frontier in American Constitutional Law, 2011 Supreme Court Review 345 (2012). View Article
  • Recognizing Race, 112 Columbia Law Review 404 (2012). View Article
  • Rethinking the Interest-Convergence Thesis, 105 Northwestern University Law Review 149 (2011). View Article
  • Judicial Inconsistency as Virtue: The Case of Justice Stevens [Symposium: The Finest Legal Mind: A Symposium in Celebration of Justice John Paul Stevens], 99 Georgetown Law Journal 1263 (2011). View Article
  • The Consensus Constitution, 89 Texas Law Review 755 (2011). View Article
  • Obama's Law, New Republic, June 30, 2011, at 10. <>
  • Why the High Court is Ready for Gay Marriage, Washington Post, June 26, 2011, at B1. View Article
  • It's Alive, New Republic, July 8, 2010, at 10.
  • The Stevens Myth, New Republic, April 29, 2010, at 19.
  • Rules, the New Standards: Partisan Gerrymandering and Judicial Manageability After Vieth v. Jubelirer [Symposium: Law and Democracy: A Symposium on the Law Governing Our Democratic Process], 73 George Washington Law Review 1166 (2005).
  • [Note] Underenfranchisement: Black Voters and the Presidential Nomination Process, 117 Harvard Law Review 2318 (2004)
  • The Mirth of a Nation: Black Comedy's Reactionary Hipness, New Republic, June 11, 2001, at 29.
  • Sports Nut: The Soles of Black Folk, Slate, April 27, 2001


  • Ignoble Specificities, The New Republic, April 5, 2012 at 32 (reviewing Living Originalism, by Jack M. Balkin). <>
  • Robust and Wide-Open, New Republic, February 17, 2011, at 36 (reviewing Justice Brennan: Liberal Champion, by Seth Stern & Stephen Wermiel).
  • Why Law Should Lead, New Republic, April 8, 2010, at 28 (reviewing The Will of the People: How Public Opinion has Influenced the Supreme Court and Shaped the Meaning of the Constitution, by Barry Friedman). [Reprinted in 2011 Green Bag Alamanac and Reader 375.] <>
  • The Lawyer's Revolution, New Republic, March 13, 2006, at 38 (reviewing A Matter of Law: A Memoir of Struggle in the Cause of Equal Rights, by Robert L. Carter).
  • Indelible Marks, New Republic, November 22, 2004, at 29 (reviewing Black Trials: Citizenship From the Beginnings of Slavery to the End of Caste by Mark S. Weiner).
  • Dream Weaver, New Republic, January 19, 2004, at 33 (reviewing Her Dream of Dreams: The Rise and Triumph of Madam C.J. Walker by Beverly Lowry).
  • Why Johnnie Can't Lead, New Republic, February 17, 2003, at 36 (reviewing A Lawyer's Life by Johnnie Cochran with David Fisher).
  • Class Act, New Republic, November 25, 2002, at 42 (reviewing 8 Mile (Universal Studios)).
  • Pillar of Ire, New Republic, April 29, 2002, at 33 (reviewing Amiri Baraka: The Politics and Art of a Black Intellectual, by Jerry Gafio Watts).

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Office: JON 5.233
The University of Texas at Austin
727 E Dean Keeton Street
Austin, TX 78705

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