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Jamal Greene

Jamal Greene is a top constitutional law scholar who focuses on the structure of legal and constitutional argument. In recent articles, he has examined the impact of the constitutional theory of “originalism,” the powers of the 25th Amendment, and immigration enforcement. He is working on a book on the nature of rights adjudication. Greene is a 2018-2019 visiting scholar at the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University. He is a frequent media commentator, and his work has appeared in The New York Times, among other outlets. He is also on the Academic Advisory Board for the American Constitution Society.

He served as a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens and Judge Guido Calabresi of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

One can develop a theory of originalism, but on first contact with actual cases, actual facts, an actual set of precedents, and colleagues who disagree with you about that approach, you have to relent or you’re going to have no influence.