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Table of Contents

The TRAP Act’s Contribution to Preventing Transnational Repression Through Interpol, by Ted R. Bromund, Sandra Grossman 

NY v. HHS and the Challenge of Protecting Conscience Rights in Healthcare, by Stephanie Taub 

The Mythical McCulloch, by Nelson Lund (reviewing The Spirit of the Constitution: John Marshall and the 200-Year Odyssey of McCulloch v. Maryland, by David S. Schwartz)

New Evidence on the Constitution’s Impeachment Standard: “high . . . Misdemeanors” Means Serious Crimes, by Robert G. Natelson 

The Preemption Predicament Over Broadband Internet Access Services, by Lawrence J. Spiwak

To Bear Arms for Self-Defense: A “Right of the People” or a Privilege of the Few? Part 1, by Stephen P. Halbrook 

To Bear Arms for Self-Defense: A “Right of the People” or a Privilege of the Few? Part 2, by Stephen P. Halbrook 

Is Our Modern Administrative State Unmoored from the Morality of Law?, by Ted Hirt (reviewing The Dubious Morality of Modern Administrative Law, by Richard A. Epstein) 

An Imagined Bloc and Other Figments, by Donald A. Daugherty (reviewing American Justice 2019: The Roberts Court Arrives, by Mark Joseph Stern) 

As Far As Reasonably Practicable: Reimagining the Role of Congress in Agency Rulemaking, by Mike Jayne 

Escaping the Goldilocks Problem: A Proposal That Would Enable States to Avoid Redistricting Litigation, by Dan Morenoff 

Why Proportional Representation Will Not Stem Redistricting Litigation But Will Undermine Normative Representative Values, by Kevin St. John 

The Evolution of Modern Use-of-Force Policies and the Need for Professionalism in Policing, by Arthur Rizer, Emily Mooney 

Police Use of Force and the Practical Limits of Popular Reform Proposals: A Response to Rizer and Mooney, by Rafael A. Mangual 

Ensuring Due Process at the Surface Transportation Board, by Lawrence J. Spiwak 

Seeking Success: Reforming America’s Community Supervision System, by Arthur Rizer, Brett Tolman 

The Resolution of Too Big to Fail, by Wayne A. Abernathy 

Unleashed and Unbound: Living Textualism in Bostock v. Clayton County, by Nelson Lund 

The Deterioration of Appropriate Remedies in Patent Disputes, by Geoffrey A. Manne, Kristian Stout, Julian Morris, Dirk Auer 

After Espinoza, What’s Left of the Establishment Clause?, by Carl H. Esbeck 

The Status of Use-Based Exclusions & Educational Choice After Espinoza, by Michael Bindas 

How Can the FCC Improve Provision of Telecommunications Services for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired?, by Roslyn Layton 

The Accidental Defender of the Constitution, by Andrew McCarthy (reviewing Defender in Chief: Donald Trump’s Fight for Presidential Power, by John Yoo) 

Can Originalism Constrain the Imperial Presidency?, by Lee J. Strang (reviewing The Living Presidency: An Originalist Argument Against Its Ever-Expanding Powers, by Saikrishna Bangalore Prakash) 

Open Questions in Lieu v. Federal Election Commission: Due Process, Adverseness, & Article III Standing, by Sam Gedge, John Gaelen Wrench