As readers likely noticed, I spent much of last quarter blogging about a course that Eric Posner and I were co-teaching on originalism. Some of you commented that you found the posts useful and wish they were collected somewhere; others commented that there were just too many posts to keep track of. In any event, for those who are interested, here is a collection of the posts. (And here is the syllabus.)

Week 1: Introduction to the Method (Heller)

Eric Posner: Originalism Seminar Class 1:Heller
Will Baude: Heller as an Advertisement for Originalist Methodology
Eric Posner: Originalism: History vs. Law

Week 2: The Federalist Papers (Printz)
Will Baude: Printz, Commandeering, and the Federalist
Eric Posner: Originalism Class 2: Printz As A Paean To The Living Constitution

Week 3: Precedent (Casey, MacDonald)
Eric Posner: Originalism Class 3: Precedent
Will Baude: Precedent is not a threat to orignalism

Week 4: Non-Originalist Judging (Brown, Plessy)
Will Baude: Does originalism justify Brown, and why do we care so much?
Eric Posner: Originalism Class 4: Brown
Will Baude: Originalism, the bear principle, and the reading of entrails
Will Baude: Originalists need not be naïve perfectionists
Eric Posner: Response to Will’s Response to my Class 4 Comments

Week 5: Recess Appointments (Noel Canning)
Eric Posner: Originalism Class 5: Noel Canning
Will Baude: Recess appointments and the size of government
Eric Posner: Reply to Will on Noel Canning

Interlude:
Eric Posner: Originalism and precedent: Baude v. Sunstein
Will Baude: Originalism, false dichotomies, and the question of who decides

Week 6: The Case for Originalism (Lawson, Alexander, Scalia, Sachs)
Will Baude: Reasons for being an originalist
Eric Posner: Class 6: Reasons for being an originalist
Will Baude: Originalism in our legal culture: The case of the Ground Zero mosque

Week 7: What Are the Alternatives? (Strauss, Waldron, Ackerman)
Eric Posner: Originalism Class 7: The Evolving Constitution
Will Baude: Originalism and Its Critics: The Critics’ Turn

Week 8: Accounting for Change (Balkin, Lessig, Green)
Will Baude: Originalism and ‘Accounting for Change’
Eric Posner: Originalism Class 8: Accounting for Change
Will Baude: Originalism and the rule that government actors don’t change the Constitution
Eric Posner: Is there a rule that government actors don’t change the Constitution?
Will Baude: When a change in constitutional practice is legally invalid

Week 9: Culture and Amendments (Meese, McGinnis & Rappaport, etc.)

Eric Posner: Originalism Class 9: Between Phony and Naive
Will Baude: Originalism: the theory and the politics

There is a similar list on Eric’s blog. I really enjoyed both the course and the dialogue.