April 17, 2005

Just What Is a Constitution in Exile Movement?

Jeffrey Rosen's piece in The New York Times Magazine is something I hope to get around to reading in the next day or two. On Saturday it prompted two critical posts by David Bernstein dealing with a variety of issues. Some of these appear worth noting - but one of the most basic criticisms appears bizarre to me. He writes: " the phrase 'Constitution in Exile movement' implies that there is some organized group that has a specific platform". Huh? In politics we refer to all sorts of ideological movements (which seems to be what Rosen means by this term - from what I can telling by skimming through his article). Just because a group doesn't use Roberts Rules of Order, meet every third Tuesday and require dues doesn't mean it doesn't still exist in a broader sense.

Posted by armand at April 17, 2005 10:34 AM | TrackBack | Posted to Law and the Courts

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