Monday, April 3, 2017

Goldstein on the Vice Presidency

Joel K. Goldstein, St. Louis University School of Law, has published History and Constitutional Interpretation: Some Lessons from the Vice Presidency, Arkansas Law Review 69 (2016): 647-694:
This article discusses the use of history in constitutional interpretation by focusing on the Constitution’s provisions relating to the vice presidency.  Professor Goldstein argues that the vice presidency is successful today because it has evolved in response to practice, consequential considerations, and structure, while pushing away from the framers’ original design.