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Constitutional Law : The International Library of Essays in Law and Legal Theory, Areas 9 - Mark V. Tushnet

Constitutional Law

The International Library of Essays in Law and Legal Theory, Areas 9

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Published: 1st August 1992
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"All readers interested in today's constitutional courts will profit from eavesdropping on this conversation."
--"Judicature"

This collection of essays on constitutional law is designed to introduce the reader to the range of issues concerning constitutional theory that occupy the attention of constitutional scholars in the United States today.

"Max Mintz's fascinating account is packed with colorful details. A lively narrative that succinctly traces the twists and turns of the wilderness warfare that raged on the northwestern frontier of the Confederation. A wonderful, fast paced read about an important dimension of the revolutionary struggle that has finally received the attention it deserves."-Richard Buel Jr., Wesleyan University "In an unsparing and meticulously researched narrative, Mintz confronts the hard facts of a seamy side of the Revolution, a warfare in which both sides aimed at desolation and succeeded."-Edmund S. Morgan, Yale University "Mintz's extensive knowledge of Revolutionary War figures and his gift to make them live illuminates descriptions of Gen. John Sullivan, Mohawk Joseph Brant, and others."-"Library Journal", "Packed with juicy nuggets of detail and clearly the result of prodigious research in primary sources."-"William and Mary Quarterly", "Max Mintz, in sparkling prose, reminds us that war on the frontier of Revolutionary America was vitally important and that the Iroquois side of the story demands further investigation."-Don Higginbotham, University of North Carolina

Introduction: Progressive and conservative constitutionalism
Theories of Constitutional Interpretation: Rules for originalists
The misconceived quest for the original understanding
Principled decision-making and the supreme court
The past of constitutional theory - and its future
Decision making in a democracy: The supreme court as national policy-maker
The myth of neutrality in constitutional adjudication
Civic virtue and the feminine voice in constitutional adjudication
Alchemical notes: reconstructing ideals from deconstructed rights
Structures of Government in Constitutional Law: The political safeguards of federalism: the role of the states in the composition and selection of the national Government
Federalism and rights
Formal and functional approaches to separation-of-powers questions - A foolish inconsistency?
Name index
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ISBN: 9780814781951
ISBN-10: 0814781950
Series: The International Library of Essays in Law and Legal Theory, Areas 9
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 541
Published: 1st August 1992
Publisher: New York University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 15.2  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 1.15