The Center for Constitutional Governance (CCG) at Columbia Law School is a nonpartisan legal and policy organization devoted to the study of constitutional structure and authority. CCG explores these issues in a range of policy areas, such as equality, elections, civil rights, health care, and administrative law. The Center for Constitutional Governance's work is especially timely now, when the contours of federal, state, and private sector authority, and the role of government itself, are at the forefront of national debate.

A central goal of CCG is to provide a forum where academics, government officials, practitioners, students, and others can engage with the major constitutional and governance issues of the day. To this end, CCG sponsors panels, conferences, workshops, and other public events that include a wide array of academics, current and former government officials, private practitioners, and nonprofit advocates. CCG’s home at Columbia Law School, one of the country’s premier academic institutions, allows CCG to bring together experts from across all sectors and all ideologies to engage in collaborative cross-disciplinary discussion and debate.

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1930s Redux: The Administrative State Under Seige, Gillian E. Metzger

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Abortion, Equality, and Administrative Regulation, Gillian E. Metzger

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Administrative Constitutionalism, Gillian E. Metzger

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Administrative Law as the New Federalism, Gillian E. Metzger

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Administrative Law, Public Administration, and the Administrative Conference of the United States, Gillian E. Metzger

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Administrative States: Beyond Presidential Administration, Jessica Bulman-Pozen

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Agencies, Polarization, and the States, Gillian E. Metzger

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Anti-Modalities, David E. Pozen and Adam Samaha

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Appointments, Innovation, and the Judicial-Political Divide, Gillian E. Metzger

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A Private Law Court in a Public Law System, Jamal Greene

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Common Interpretation: Twenty-Second Amendment, F.H. Buckley and Gillian E. Metzger

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Congress, Article IV, and Interstate Relations, Gillian E. Metzger

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Considering Legitimacy, Gillian E. Metzger

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Defining Crime, Delegating Authority – How Different are Administrative Crimes?, Daniel C. Richman

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Elected-Official-Affiliated Nonprofits: Closing the Public Integrity Gap, Richard Briffault

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Election Law Localism in the Time of COVID-19, Richard Briffault

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Embracing Administrative Common Law, Gillian E. Metzger

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Obergefell at the Intersection of Civil Rights and Social Movements, Suzanne B. Goldberg

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Evaluating Constitutional Hardball: Two Fallacies and a Research Agenda, Joseph Fishkin and David E. Pozen

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Executive Federalism Comes to America, Jessica Bulman-Pozen

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Executive Underreach, in Pandemics and Otherwise, David E. Pozen and Kim Lane Scheppele

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Facial Challenges and Federalism, Gillian E. Metzger

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Federalism and Federal Agency Reform, Gillian E. Metzger

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Federalism Under Obama, Gillian E. Metzger

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Free Expression on Campus: Mitigating the Costs of Contentious Speakers, Suzanne B. Goldberg

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From Sovereignty and Process to Administration and Politics: The Afterlife of American Federalism, Jessica Bulman-Pozen

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Grutter at Work: A Title VII Critique of Constitutional Affirmative Action, Jessica Bulman-Pozen

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Harassment, Workplace Culture, and the Power and Limits of Law, Suzanne B. Goldberg

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How Federalism Built the FBI, Sustained Local Police, and Left Out the States, Daniel C. Richman and Sarah Seo

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Institutional Competence and Organizational Prosecutions, Daniel C. Richman

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Internal Administrative Law, Gillian E. Metzger and Kevin M. Stack

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Introduction: The Place of Agencies in Polarized Government, Cynthia R. Farina and Gillian E. Metzger

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Is Article 2 the Best We Can Do?, Robert E. Scott

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Is Korematsu Good Law?, Jamal Greene

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Is There Really a Sex Bureaucracy?, Suzanne B. Goldberg

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Justice Kennedy's Prose – Style and Substance, Eric Segall, Eric Berger, Michael C. Dorf, and Jamal Greene

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Memoriam: Justice John Paul Stevens, John G. Roberts Jr., David Barron, Alison J. Nathan, Christopher L. Eisgruber, Olatunde C.A. Johnson, and Eduardo M. Peñalver

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Ordinary Administrative Law as Constitutional Common Law, Gillian E. Metzger

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Our Regionalism, Jessica Bulman-Pozen

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Overreach and Innovation in Equality Regulation, Olatunde C.A. Johnson

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Panel One: Classification and Access to National Security Information, Mary-Rose Papandrea, Margaret Kwoka, David Pozen, and Stephen I. Vladeck

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Partisan Federalism, Jessica Bulman-Pozen

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Privatization as Delegation, Gillian E. Metzger

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Reflections on Obergefell and the Family-Recognition Framework's Continuing Value, Suzanne B. Goldberg

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Reframing Affirmative Action: From Diversity to Mobility and Full Participation, Susan P. Sturm

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Remarks of Gillian E. Metzger, Gillian E. Metzger

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Structural Biases in Structural Constitutional Law, Jonathan S. Gould and David E. Pozen

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Taking Appropriations Seriously, Gillian E. Metzger

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The Constitutional Duty to Supervise, Gillian E. Metzger

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The Constitutional Legitimacy of Freestanding Federalism, Gillian E. Metzger

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The Democracy Principle in State Constitutions, Jessica Bulman-Pozen and Miriam Seifter

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The Interdependent Relationship between Internal and External Separation of Powers, Gillian E. Metzger

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The Local Turn; Innovation and Diffusion in Civil Rights Law, Olatunde C.A. Johnson

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The President and the States: Patterns of Contestation and Collaboration Under Obama, Jessica Bulman-Pozen and Gillian E. Metzger

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The Presumption of Constitutionality and the Individual Mandate, Gillian E. Metzger and Trevor W. Morrison

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The Puzzles and Possibilities of Article V, David E. Pozen and Thomas P. Schmidt

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The Rites of Dissent: Notes on Nationalist Federalism, Jessica Bulman-Pozen

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The Roberts Court and Administrative Law, Gillian E. Metzger

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The Shrinking Constitution of Settlement, David E. Pozen

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The States as National Agents, Gillian E. Metzger

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The Supreme Court, Judicial Elections, and Dark Money, Richard Briffault

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The Uncertain Future of Administrative Law, Jeremy K. Kessler and Charles F. Sabel

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Through the Looking Glass to a Shared Reflection: The Evolving Relationship between Administrative Law and Financial Regulation, Gillian E. Metzger

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To Tax, To Spend, To Regulate, Gillian E. Metzger

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Towards a Law of Inclusive Planning: A Response To “Fair Housing for a Non-Sexist City”, Olatunde C.A. Johnson

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Twenty-Second Amendment: Let it Be, Gillian E. Metzger

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Unbundling Federalism: Colorado's Legalization of Marijuana and Federalism's Many Forms, Jessica Bulman-Pozen

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Unburdening the Undue Burden Standard: Orienting Casey in Constitutional Jurisprudence, Gillian E. Metzger

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What Happened in Iowa?, David Pozen

Blog Posts

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Symposium: The Puzzling and Troubling Grant in Kisor, Gillian E. Metzger

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Symposium: This Case is Moot, Jessica Bulman-Pozen and Adam Samaha

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How Rights Went Wrong: Why Our Obsession with Rights is Tearing America Apart, Jamal Greene

The Health Care Case: The Supreme Court's Decision and Its Implications, Nathaniel Persily, Gillian E. Metzger, and Trevor W. Morrison

The New Preemption Reader: Legislation, Cases, and Commentary on State and Local Government Law, Richard Briffault, Laurie Reynolds, and Nestor M. Davidson

The Perilous Public Square: Structural Threats to Free Expression Today, David E. Pozen

Book Chapters

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COVID-19 and LGBT Rights, Suzanne B. Goldberg

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COVID-19 and the Law: Elections, Richard Briffault

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The New "Essential": Rethinking Social Goods in the Age of Covid-19, Olatunde C.A. Johnson

Book Reviews

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A Perfectly Empty Gift, Christina D. Ponsa-Kraus

Working Papers

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Beholding Law: Amadeo on the Argentine Constitution, Christina D. Ponsa-Kraus and Erin F. Delaney

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Executive Federalism Comes to America, Jessica Bulman-Pozen

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Facial and As-Applied Challenges Under the Roberts Court, Gillian E. Metzger

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Of Laws and Men: An Essay on Justice Marshall's View of Criminal Procedure, Daniel C. Richman and Bruce A. Green

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Power Transitions in a Troubled Democracy, Peter L. Strauss and Gillian E. Metzger

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The So-Called Right to Privacy, Jamal Greene

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The Story of Vermont Yankee: A Cautionary Tale of Judicial Review and Nuclear Waste, Gillian E. Metzger