Hardball and/as Anti-Hardball

8 Pages Posted: 27 Oct 2019 Last revised: 27 Nov 2019

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David Pozen

Columbia University - Law School

Date Written: 2019

Abstract

Many commentators have expressed alarm at the apparent rise of constitutional hardball in the United States, the United Kingdom, and elsewhere. This short essay introduces the idea of "anti-hardball" as a potential antidote. Complicating matters, hardball and anti-hardball are not necessarily opposed in practice. Short-term hardball tactics will generally be more justified, the essay suggests, when tied to a longer-term anti-hardball strategy.

Keywords: hardball, anti-hardball, constitutional politics, judicial reform, voting reform

Suggested Citation

Pozen, David E., Hardball and/as Anti-Hardball (2019). N.Y.U. Journal of Legislation & Public Policy, Vol. 21, pp. 949-55, 2019. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3470457

David E. Pozen (Contact Author)

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