Are written constitutions evil? In his new book, Constitutional Idolatry and Democracy, Brian Christoper Jones argues that they are. He claims that written constitutions fail to unite societies, degrade democratic engagement, and obstruct necessary constitutional maintenance. This review of his book argues that he is mostly right about the effects of the American Constitution, but that the effects of other constitutions will vary depending upon local facts.
Forthcoming in European Constitutional Law Review.
Scholarly Commons Citation
Seidman, Louis Michael, "Constitutional Skepticism and Local Facts" (2021). Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works. 2391.