Historical Gloss: A Primer

15 Pages Posted: 19 Jan 2013 Last revised: 31 Jan 2013

Date Written: January 29, 2013


This response to Curtis Bradley and Trevor Morrison’s article “Historical Gloss and the Separation of Powers,” 126 Harv. L. Rev. 411 (2012), addresses three key themes raised in the article: the meaning of historical practice for purposes of constitutional interpretation; its shortcomings as a source of constitutional authority; and the significance of the “Madisonian model” for separation of powers analysis.

Suggested Citation

LaCroix, Alison, Historical Gloss: A Primer (January 29, 2013). Harvard Law Review Forum, Vol. 126, p. 75, 2012, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 413, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2203141

Alison LaCroix (Contact Author)

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