How to Read the Constitution: Originalism, Constitutional Interpretation and Judicial Power / Edition 1

How to Read the Constitution: Originalism, Constitutional Interpretation and Judicial Power / Edition 1

by Christopher Wolfe
     
 

ISBN-10: 0847682358

ISBN-13: 9780847682355

Pub. Date: 07/28/1996

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc

Prominent constitutional scholar Christopher Wolfe challenges popular opinions by presenting an insightful and well-supported defense of originalist interpretations of the Constitution. He describes the traditional approach to constitutional interpretation and judicial review and then focuses his analysis on the due process clause, which has become the source of most…  See more details below

Overview

Prominent constitutional scholar Christopher Wolfe challenges popular opinions by presenting an insightful and well-supported defense of originalist interpretations of the Constitution. He describes the traditional approach to constitutional interpretation and judicial review and then focuses his analysis on the due process clause, which has become the source of most modern constitutional law. Wolfe challenges the most influential defenders of judicial activism, including Laurence Tribe, Michael Dorf, Harry Wellington, and Mark Tushnet, and he persuasively explains the dire political consequences of taking the Constitution out of constitutional law.

Author Biography: Christopher Wolfe is professor of political science at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847682355
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
07/28/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
242
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Pt. IThe Founding and Constitutional Interpretation
1How to Read and Interpret the Constitution3
2The Original Meaning of the Due Process Clause27
3Between Scylla and Charybdis: Powell and Berger on the Framers and Original Intention43
Pt. IITwentieth-Century Judicial Power: Practice and Theory
4How the Constitution Was Taken Out of Constitutional Law85
5The Result-Oriented Adjudicator's Guide to Constitutional Law I: Laurence Tribe and Michael Dorf107
6The Result-Oriented Adjudicator's Guide to Constitutional Law II: Harry Wellington125
7Grand Theories and Ambiguous Republican Critique: Mark Tushnet on Contemporary Constitutional Law149
8Constitutional Interpretation and Precedent175
Notes193
Index215
About the Author227

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