The departure from ideals has very substantial costs that create a presumption against it in the absence of compelling evidence of its necessity.
I’m excited to announce that James Rogers has joined us as a regular blogger. He opens with a response to Cass Sunstein’s criticisms of originalism. Rogers is no stranger to this space, having guest blogged in November and, before that, contributing other posts and reviews. His review of Ilya Somin’s Democracy and Political Ignorance is worth revisiting.
Rogers has a joint faculty appointment at Texas A&M University and at the TAMU campus in Doha, Qatar. He holds a Ph.D in political science as well as a J.D.
In addition to publishing numerous articles in the American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, Journal of Theoretical Politics, Public Choice, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Rogers is a fellow with the Institute for Science, Technology and Public Policy at the Bush School of Government and Public Service. He served as editor of the Journal of Theoretical Politics for a number of years, and is a featured author for First Things.
We’ll look forward to his posts on law, economics, politics, and a range of other subjects.