Foreword - In Memory of Robert J. Lipkin

25 Pages Posted: 22 Oct 2010  

James May

Widener University Delaware Law School

Erin Daly

Widener University Delaware Law School

Robert L. Hayman Jr.

Widener University Delaware Law School

Date Written: October 21, 2010

Abstract

This is a foreword to a compendium of writings by our lost friend and colleague, Bobby Lipkin, collected within a special issue of the Widener Law Review.

Bobby’s constitutionalism beholds and celebrates that "no constitutional truths emanate from either politically unaccountable" courts or from paradigmatically imperfect constitutional legal theories. Rather, Bobby’s constitutionalism was participatory and justificatory: it derives from the Constitution’s republican democracy. The Constitution means what We the People allow it to mean at constitutional inflection points in our nation’s history.

We miss Bobby dearly.

Keywords: Robert Lipkin, constitutional law, constitutionalism, constitutional democracy, pragmatism

JEL Classification: K19

Suggested Citation

May, James and Daly, Erin and Hayman, Robert L., Foreword - In Memory of Robert J. Lipkin (October 21, 2010). Widener Law Review, Special Issue, 2010; Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-37. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1695556

James May (Contact Author)

Widener University Delaware Law School ( email )

4601 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE 19803-0406
United States

Erin Daly

Widener University Delaware Law School ( email )

4601 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE 19803-0406
United States
302-477-2143 (Phone)
304-477-2257 (Fax)

Robert L. Hayman Jr.

Widener University Delaware Law School ( email )

4601 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE 19803-0406
United States

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