Sessions Information

  • January 4, 2018
    5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
    Session Type: Other Organization Events
    Session Capacity: N/A

    Historically, American political leaders have operated under both legal constraints and non-legal but obligatory norms and conventions. These norms and conventions, such as the filibuster, blue slips, and the refusal to politicize federal criminal law enforcement, were often designed to keep partisanship within reasonable bounds so that the stakes of political transitions could be lowered and governmental institutions could function more effectively. Some argue that political actors have become increasingly willing to abandon these longstanding norms and conventions in pursuit of their own partisan or personal objectives. This panel will discuss the role non-legal norms and conventions play in constitutional governance and politics; whether such norms and conventions are falling out of favor; and, if so, the
    consequences of that loss for our representative, constitutional democracy.

Date & Time
Jamal Greene, Columbia Law School

Leah M Litman, University of California, Irvine School of Law

Eric J. Segall, Georgia State University College of Law

Neil S. Siegel, Duke University School of Law

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