SUNY series in American Constitutionalism

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The First Chief Justice

Chronicles the efforts of the first Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court to establish a federal court system during the country's uncertain early years.

Power, Constraint, and Policy Change

Examines how state courts change public policy through an analysis of their influence on state education finance reform.

The Politics of Presidential Impeachment

Argues that impeachment may no longer be an effective check on overreach by American presidents.

John Marshall's Constitutionalism

A study of John Marshall's political thought with special emphasis on his views of constitutional legitimacy, sovereignty, citizenship, and national identity.

The US Supreme Court and the Centralization of Federal Authority

Traces the US Supreme Court’s effect on federal government growth from the founding era forward.

Ethics and Accountability on the US Supreme Court

Examines the causes and consequences of recusal behavior on the US Supreme Court.

Constitutionalism, Executive Power, and the Spirit of Moderation

Leading scholars and legal practitioners explore constitutional, legal, and philosophical topics.

New York's Broken Constitution

Examines the significant gaps between what New York State’s constitution says and how the state is actually governed and offers ideas for reform.

Public Spaces, Marketplaces, and the Constitution

Examines how the Supreme Court has banished free expression from shopping malls and other public spaces.

Checking the Courts

Examines and measures the extent to which statutory language affects judicial behavior.

Universal Rights and the Constitution

Innovative examination of the tensions between universal and more uniquely American definitions of cherished rights.

The Presidential Leadership Dilemma

Examines how the president balances the competing demands of leading his political party and leading the nation.

Oral Arguments and Decision Making on the United States Supreme Court

How oral arguments influence the decisions of Supreme Court justices.

Concurring Opinion Writing on the U.S. Supreme Court

Analysis of concurrent opinion writing by Supreme Court justices.

Defenders of Liberty or Champions of Security?

Examines the critical role assumed by the U. S. judiciary in balancing concerns about national security with the protection of liberty after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

The Quotable Judge Posner

Collection of quotations and judicial opinions of federal appellate judge Richard A. Posner

Rights, Remedies, and the Impact of State Sovereign Immunity

Engaging case studies on the impact of state sovereign immunity on both plaintiffs and states.

Executing the Constitution

Draws attention to how American presidents have creatively interpreted the Constitution to expand the power of the executive branch.

State Constitutions for the Twenty-first Century, Volume 3

Nationally recognized experts analyze how states deal with major constitutional issues.

Justice as Integrity

Strives to show why morality and, in particular, tolerance are each part of the idea of law.

State Constitutions for the Twenty-first Century, Volumes 1, 2 & 3

State Constitutions for the Twenty-first Century, Volume 1
The Politics of State Constitutional Reform

State Constitutions for the Twenty-first Century, Volume 2
Drafting State Constitutions, Revisions, ...

The Body and the State

Traces the history of the writ of habeas corpus and its influence on federal-state relations.

State Constitutions for the Twenty-first Century, Volume 1

The first systematic analysis of the obstacles to state constitutional reform.

The Final Arbiter

Combines perspectives from law and the social sciences to assess the long-term impact of the 2000 presidential election.

The Judiciary and American Democracy

Examines recent debates in constitutional theory in light of the work of Alexander Bickel.

State Constitutions for the Twenty-first Century, Volume 2

Identifies problems reformers face in drafting or amending state constitutions.

Justice for the Past

Examines whether race-based programs and slavery reparations are justified.

Constitutional Politics in Canada and the United States

Comparative study of American and Canadian constitutionalism, especially rights jurisprudence.

Ex Uno Plura

Explores the foundations of various state constitutional traditions.

Deciding to Leave

The first sustained examination of the process by which justices elect to leave the United States Supreme Court.

Affirmative Action in Antidiscrimination Law and Policy

A comprehensive interdisciplinary analysis of the past, present, and future of affirmative action in the United States.

Friends of the Court

Studies interest group litigation in Canada.

Judicial Review in State Supreme Courts

Unveils the considerable policy-making powers of state supreme courts.

Politics and Constitutionalism

Examines the work of Louis Fisher, renowned scholar of constitutional law and politics.

God Versus Caesar

Reviews the judicial development of the free exercise of religion clause.

Representing Popular Sovereignty

Explores the contradiction between the Constitution's importance as a political document with its weakness as a symbol in American popular culture.

Our Elusive Constitution

This volume explores the relationship between religion and politics. It brings a varied sample of richly detailed comparative and case studies together with a set of analytical paradigms in an integrated ...