A Fiduciary Theory of Judging

There are some fundamental questions of jurisprudence that have been with us from time immemorial. Cardozo started the modern conversation about the role of the judge in American democracy, but no one has been able to complete it. We have yet to uncover a satisfactory theory of judging that adequately accounts for the diverse, and […]

Why Party Democrats Need Popular Democracy and Popular Democrats Need Parties

Too often, popular political power-whether it is in the form of direct democracy or other more innovative forays in participatory or deliberative democracy-presents itself principally as a counterweight to the political power parties wield. Yet setting up “popular democracy” and “party democracy” in opposition to one another in the American political landscape is not only […]