About

Hi.  Welcome to my blog about the odd clauses of the Constitution and my book on the same topic.  I’m Jay Wexler, and I teach at the Boston University School of Law.

If the Constitution were a zoo, and the First, Fourth, and Fourteenth Amendments were a lion, a giraffe, and a panda bear, respectively, then this blog is about the Constitution’s shrews, wombats, and bat-eared foxes.  And believe me, if you’ve never laid eyes on a bat-eared fox before, you are in for a treat.

Coming from Beacon Press in fall of 2011.

Pre-order The Odd Clauses from Amazon.

Order my other book, Holy Hullabaloos: A Road Trip to the Battlegrounds of the Church/State Wars from Amazon.

Visit my personal website, with paintings, links to my published scholarship, short stories, and humor pieces, all sorts of other things.  Or email me at jaywex@bu.edu.

2 responses to “About

  1. You were on Book TV this evening, you mentioned if one state wants to sue another, they take the case to the Supreme Court. Was that right? I have a law question regarding Arizona and the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Land. I have ben researching this for several months, and cannot find anywhere:
    1) When did the People of Ariozna have amended their Constitutin 20.4, in order for the state to take criminal/civil jurisdiction over alleged criminal/civil issues commited by Indians/Non-Indians, when was it approved by Congress, signed by a President and enacted into Public Law. 2) Has the Indian Tribe held a special election, supervised by the BIA? to vote in Arizonas’s jurisdiction? although Arizona does not have any jurisdiction on this Indian Land, they have taken it from
    the Indian People, unlawfully, for it is a soverneign state.
    Furthermore, Arizona is prosecuting alleged criminal/ccivil issues that they do not have the legal authority to do so.
    Please advise

  2. WHERE CAN I find that Arizona State has criminal Jurisdiction over alleged crimes committed by Non-Indians on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community?

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