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You’re Gonna Need a Thicker Veil

Florida Law Review Forum, Vol. 66, p. 1, 2013

Loyola-LA Legal Studies Paper No. 2013-13

5 Pages Posted: 10 Mar 2013 Last revised: 10 Jun 2013

Justin Levitt

Loyola Law School Los Angeles

Date Written: March 8, 2013

Abstract

Professor Chad Flanders’s latest piece, Election Law Behind a Veil of Ignorance, suggests a “veil of ignorance” rule for election law, focused on conditions when legislators may not know the partisan effect of their actions. This short invited response acknowledges the utility of a veil of ignorance concept, but questions whether partisan effect should be the exclusive screen. The response — foreshadowing a forthcoming piece — also articulates that the primary function of such a concept is not as a first-order rule of statutory interpretation, but as a second-order determinant of which interpretive regime to deploy.

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Levitt, Justin, You’re Gonna Need a Thicker Veil (March 8, 2013). Florida Law Review Forum, Vol. 66, p. 1, 2013; Loyola-LA Legal Studies Paper No. 2013-13. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2230625

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