BRUCE ACKERMAN is one of America's leading political philosophers and constitutional lawyers. He was recented called to tesitify before the House Judiciary Committee regarding the Impeachment hearings. His most important works are Social Justice in the Liberal State (1980) and We the People (vol. 1, 1991; vol. 2, 1998). He has also written many books on concrete problems ranging from housing policy to environmental law to international relations.
At the same time, he tries to serve the public interest as a lawyer in selected cases. Most recently, he was lead counsel with Lloyd Cutler in a lawsuit,brought on behalf of David Skaggs and other Representatives, that challenged the constitutionality of new House Rules requiring a supermajority vote for income tax increases.
Mr. Ackerman is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale. He is a member of the American Law Institute and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has also been awarded Fellowships by the Guggenheim Foundation,the Ford Foundation, the Institute for Advanced Study in Berlin, and the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington.