Podcast Ep. 3: Chile: A Constitutional Cautionary Tale?

Episode 3 of our podcast “Constitutional Crisis Hotline” is hot off the presses:

“A Constitutional Cautionary Tale?” What can we learn from Chilean voters’ rejection of a new progressive constitution last month?

With Camila Vergara: Critical legal theorist. Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at University of Cambridge writing a book on a plebeian theory of rights “from below” —developed from the point of view of resistance to and emancipation from oligarchic domination— that traces de rights of the common people, from the ancient world to the 21st century.

Sergio Verdugo: Secretary-General of the International Society of Public Law (ICON-S), Editor of the International Journal of Constitutional Law (I.CON), Assistant Professor (tenure track) at the IE University Law School (Madrid, Spain).

Sam Issacharoff: Bonnie and Richard Reiss Professor of Constitutional Law, NYU Law, co-author of the Law of Democracy casebook (with Stanford Law School’s Pam Karlan and NYU School of Law’s Richard Pildes), and Fragile Democracies: Contested Power in the Era of Constitutional Courts (2015).

Follow us at @CnCrisisHotline

Podcast episode on Apple here.

Author: Jed Shugerman

Jed Handelsman Shugerman is a Professor at Fordham Law School. He received his B.A., J.D., and Ph.D. (History) from Yale. His book, The People’s Courts (Harvard 2012), traces the rise of judicial elections, judicial review, and the influence of money and parties in American courts. It is based on his dissertation that won the 2009 ASLH’s Cromwell Prize. He is co-author of amicus briefs on the history of presidential power, the Emoluments Clauses, the Appointments Clause, the First Amendment rights of elected judges, and the due process problems of elected judges in death penalty cases. He is currently working on two books on the history of executive power and prosecution in America. The first is tentatively titled “A Faithful President: The Founders v. the Unitary Executive,” questioning the textual and historical evidence for the theory of unchecked and unbalanced presidential power. This book draws on his articles “Vesting” (Stanford Law Review forthcoming 2022), “Removal of Context” (Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities 2022), a co-authored “Faithful Execution and Article II” (Harvard Law Review 2019 with Andrew Kent and Ethan Leib), “The Indecisions of 1789” (forthcoming Penn. Law Review), and “The Creation of the Department of Justice,” (Stanford Law Review 2014). The second book project is “The Rise of the Prosecutor Politicians: Race, War, and Mass Incarceration,” focusing on California Governor Earl Warren, his presidential running mate Thomas Dewey, the Kennedys, World War II and the Cold War, the war on crime, the growth of prosecutorial power, and its emergence as a stepping stone to electoral power for ambitious politicians in the mid-twentieth century.

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