Investigates, by way of Derrida's engagements with Kant, how the foundations of modern constitutionalism can be differently conceived to address some of the challenges of the twenty-first century.
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.
Examines a new type of federal preemption statute popular since 1965 that allows states to retain a certain amount of regulatory discretion, with a focus on environmental statutes.
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.
In-depth examination of a rarely studied article of the United States Constitution.
Comparative study of Islam and the rule of law in Egypt and Iran.
Examines how the president balances the competing demands of leading his political party and leading the nation.
Provides a comprehensive and even-handed overview of the very contentious subject of affirmative action.
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.
Engaging case studies on the impact of state sovereign immunity on both plaintiffs and states.
Traces the development of the American federal system of government, focusing principally on the shifting balance of powers between the national government and the states.
Strives to show why morality and, in particular, tolerance are each part of the idea of law.
Examines recent debates in constitutional theory in light of the work of Alexander Bickel.
Combines perspectives from law and the social sciences to assess the long-term impact of the 2000 presidential election.
Comparative study of American and Canadian constitutionalism, especially rights jurisprudence.
A comprehensive interdisciplinary analysis of the past, present, and future of affirmative action in the United States.
Details how the Supreme Court has impoverished the constitutional standing of political parties, thereby contributing to a crisis of representation.
In this unusual and provocative volume, historians examine the presidencies of Jefferson, Jackson, Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, F. D. R., and Truman, while political scientists assess the contemporary ...
This book is a discussion of current trends in the constitutional protection of economic liberties. Since the mid-1930's, the Supreme Court has been reluctant to replace legislative judgements on matters ...
This book examines the constitutional protection of economic rights through the nineteenth century and the first three decades of the twentieth.
The authors grapple with such questions as: how should ...
Toward a More Perfect Union is the last of a three-volume series examining the Constitution—as it was drafted and ratified, and the uses made of it over the past two hundred years. Each volume includes ...
Here is what the Framers of the Constitution thought about economic rights. To the current debate over constitutional interpretation, this book adds a dispassionate examination of our beginnings. It focuses ...
In the two hundred years since ratification of the Constitution, government regulation of American society has grown enormously in both scope and complexity. The Framers, who made short work of regulation ...