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Constitutional Commentary was founded in 1984 and is one of the few faculty-edited law journals in the country. It enjoys a wide following among legal scholars, historians, political scientists and others interested in constitutional law and history. Part of its popularity is due to the editors' preference for "shorter and less ponderous articles" as opposed to the more lengthy and heavily footed noted articles found in traditional law reviews. In addition to its articles, Constitutional Commentary also features review essays, book reviews and a popular column titled, "But cf...." that offers "interesting and sometimes amusing tidbits from judicial opinions, old law reviews, and historical works."

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Constitutional Commentary, Volume 36, Number 1 (Spring 2021). Table of contents

Unknown author (University of Minnesota Law School, 2021)

The sweep of the electoral power

Stephanopoulos, Nicholas O. (University of Minnesota Law School, 2021)

Amnesty and Section Three of the Fourteenth Amendment

Magliocca, Gerard N. (University of Minnesota Law School, 2021)

McCulloch v. Maryland, slavery, the preamble, and the sweeping clause

Mikhail, John (University of Minnesota Law School, 2021)
Book review: The spirit of the Constitution: John Marshall and the 200-year odyssey of McCulloch v. Maryland. By David S. Schwartz. Oxford University Press, 2019. 328 pages. Reviewed by John Mikhail.

Noticing the government's voice and pondering its implications

Jacobs, Leslie Gielow (University of Minnesota Law School, 2021)
Book review: The government's speech and the Constitution. By Helen Norton. Cambridge, Mass.: Cambridge University Press, 2019. i, 242 pages. Reviewed by Leslie Gielow Jacobs.

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