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.
Examines how state courts change public policy through an analysis of their influence on state education finance reform.
Argues that impeachment may no longer be an effective check on overreach by American presidents.
A study of John Marshall's political thought with special emphasis on his views of constitutional legitimacy, sovereignty, citizenship, and national identity.
Traces the US Supreme Court’s effect on federal government growth from the founding era forward.
Examines the causes and consequences of recusal behavior on the US Supreme Court.
Leading scholars and legal practitioners explore constitutional, legal, and philosophical topics.
Examines the significant gaps between what New York State’s constitution says and how the state is actually governed and offers ideas for reform.
Examines how the Supreme Court has banished free expression from shopping malls and other public spaces.
Examines and measures the extent to which statutory language affects judicial behavior.
Innovative examination of the tensions between universal and more uniquely American definitions of cherished rights.
Examines how the president balances the competing demands of leading his political party and leading the nation.
How oral arguments influence the decisions of Supreme Court justices.
Analysis of concurrent opinion writing by Supreme Court justices.
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.
Collection of quotations and judicial opinions of federal appellate judge Richard A. Posner
Engaging case studies on the impact of state sovereign immunity on both plaintiffs and states.
Strives to show why morality and, in particular, tolerance are each part of the idea of law.
Traces the history of the writ of habeas corpus and its influence on federal-state relations.
Nationally recognized experts analyze how states deal with major constitutional issues.
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, ...
Draws attention to how American presidents have creatively interpreted the Constitution to expand the power of the executive branch.
Examines recent debates in constitutional theory in light of the work of Alexander Bickel.
Identifies problems reformers face in drafting or amending state constitutions.
Combines perspectives from law and the social sciences to assess the long-term impact of the 2000 presidential election.
The first systematic analysis of the obstacles to state constitutional reform.
Examines whether race-based programs and slavery reparations are justified.
Comparative study of American and Canadian constitutionalism, especially rights jurisprudence.
Explores the foundations of various state constitutional traditions.
The first sustained examination of the process by which justices elect to leave the United States Supreme Court.
A comprehensive interdisciplinary analysis of the past, present, and future of affirmative action in the United States.
Studies interest group litigation in Canada.
Unveils the considerable policy-making powers of state supreme courts.
Examines the work of Louis Fisher, renowned scholar of constitutional law and politics.
Reviews the judicial development of the free exercise of religion clause.
Explores the contradiction between the Constitution's importance as a political document with its weakness as a symbol in American popular culture.
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 ...