Monday, May 23, 2005

Profound fault lines

Via The Volokh Conspiracy:

Very interesting post concerning Laurence Tribe's decision not to revise his renowned treatise on con law. Tribe wrote a letter to the general public regarding this decision, which you can read here. Basically, he suggests that SCOTUS has reached a crossroads of sorts where a) even some basic and fundamental tenets of con law are being reexamined and b) some new broad ideological bent for the Court is likely to emerge. Sort of a "fish or cut bait" moment, if you will...