Boston University Law Review

Volume 89 Number 2 - April 2009

CONTENTS

SYMPOSIUM

THE MOST DISPARAGED BRANCH: THE ROLE OF CONGRESS IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY

Editors' Foreword
Page 331

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Representative Lawmaking
Jeremy Waldron
Page 335

PANEL 1: IS CONGRESS "THE BROKEN BRANCH"?

Is Congress "the Broken Branch"?
David R. Mayhew
Page 357

Dysfunctional Congress?
Kenneth A. Shepsle
Page 371

Question: What's Wrong with Congress? Answer: It's a Democratic Legislature
Barbara Sinclair
Page 387

The Constitution's Congress
Gary Lawson
Page 399

Still Complacent After All These Years: Some Rumination on the Continuing Need for a "New Political Science" (Not to Mention a New Way of Teaching Law Students About What Is Truly Most Important About the Constitution)
Sanford Levinson
Page 409

PANEL II: IS LEGISLATION AN UNPRINCIPLED, INCOHERENT, UNDIGNIFIED MESS?

Editors' Note on "Legisprudence"
Page 423

A Comment on "Legisprudence"
Vlad Perju
Page 427

ILTAM: Drafting Evidence-Based Legislation for Democratic Social Change
Ann Seidman & Robert B. Seidman
Page 435

The Shrunken Power of the Purse
Alan L. Feld
Page 487

PANEL III: IS CONGRESS CAPABLE OF CONCIENTIOUS, RESPONSIBLE CONSTITUTIONAL INTERPRETATION?

Some Notes on Congressional Capacity to Interpret the Constitution
Mark Tushnet
Page 499

A Comment on Mark Tushnet's Some Notes on Congressional Capacity to Interpret the Constitution
Hugh Baxter
Page 511

On Congress and Constitutional Responsibility
Jeffrey K. Tulis
Page 515

Judging Congress
Michael J. Gerhardt
Page 525

PANEL IV: BEYOND LEGISLATURES: SOCIAL MOVEMENTS, SOCIAL CHANGE, AND THE POSSIBILITIES OF DEMOSPRUDENCE

Courting the People: Demosprudence and the Law/Politics Divide
Lani Guinier
Page 539

Romancing the Court
Gerald R. Rosenberg
Page 563

Law Professors and Political Scientists: Observations on the Law/Politics Distinction in the Guinier/Rosenberg Debate
Robert Post
Page 581

Supreme Court Justices, Empathy, and Social Change: A Comment on Lani Guinier's Demosprudence Through Dissent
Linda C. McClain
Page 589

Specifying the Mechanism Linking Dissent to Action
Frederick C. Harris
Page 605

PANEL V: TOWARD A MORE DEMOCRATIC CONGRESS?

Our Imperfect Constitution: The Critics Examined
Stephen Macedo
Page 609

Toward a More Democratic Congress?
James E. Fleming
Page 629

Digitally Democratizing Congress? Technology and Political Accountability
Jane S. Schacter
Page 641

Congress and the Costs of Information: A Response to Jane Schacter
Adrian Vermeule
Page 677

PANEL VI: TOWARD A MORE RESPONSIBLE CONGRESS?

Congress and Responsible Government
Sotirios A. Barber
Page 689

Responsible Congress and Political Time
Nancy Rosenblum
Page 715

The Turn Toward Congress in Administrative Law
Jack M. Beermann
Page 727

Can Enhanced Oversight Repair "the Broken Branch"?
Douglas Kriner
Page 765

PANEL VII: CONGRESS IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE

Parliamentary Supplements (or Why Democracies Need More than Parliaments)
Kim Lane Scheppele
Page 795

Congress in Comparative Perspective
Graham K. Wilson
Page 827

Comparing Congress: Bryce on Deliberation and Decline in Legislatures
John Uhr
Page 847

State Constitutions and Legislative Process: The Road Not Taken
Michael E. Libonati
Page 863