At Balkin’s Living Originalism Conference, where assembled the “the entire Yale School of Constitutional Theory,” Michael Greve and Michael McConnell were the Shabbos Goys

May 2nd, 2012


Yale Law School just held a Conference on Jack Balkin’s Living Originalism, a darn good book that merits careful reading and engagement. Jack—the most spirited, generous, smartest, funnest guy you can hope to meet in a habitually dorky profession—assembled the entire Yale School of Constitutional Theory, plus a large segment of the journalistic commentariat. Along with Judge Michael McConnell, I had the pleasure of serving (in the words of one participant) as the shabbos goy.

It was a real pleasure, but I did feel tempted more than once to switch off the lights.

I similarly commented on the lack of right-of-center thought.