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David Fontana on Constitutional Origins
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At Balkinization, David Fontana: A Theory of Constitutional Origins.  Here is the first paragraph:

One of the markers of truly great academic work is that it contributes to many different debates.  Bruce Ackerman’s We the People trilogy is no different.  My goal is to highlight a contribution that the trilogy makes that has not been noted.  Once we understand where American constitutional change comes from—and how that differs from the origins of constitutional change in other countries—we can better understand many unique features of the constitutional order of the United States.

There are some observations about originalism later in the post that I'm not sure I agree with.