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Tim’s Light Reading (10-20-2011): War Powers, Catholicism, OWS, Academostars, and More

Relaying these bits and pieces to you while celebrating my spouse’s birthday. Happy birthday, Jodi! 1. Contingency in Intellectual History (i.e. Political Philosophy) At the Legal History Blog, Mary Dudziak points us to a new piece by Tulane University Law School Stephen Griffin’s titled “Reconceiving the War Powers Debate.” The basis for this discussion, as Professor Dudziak sees it (in relation to her own work), is this passage from Michael Hogan’s Cross of Iron: The most important aspect of the postwar constitutional order, one with subtle, far-reaching and long-lasting effects, was the gradual erasure of the difference between wartime and Read more