Liberty under Law: American Constitutionalism, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow / Edition 2

Liberty under Law: American Constitutionalism, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow / Edition 2

by Cecilia Rodriguez Castillo
     
 

In recent decades, we have witnessed the emergence of ongoing public arguments about the intellectual and cultural foundations of our constitutional system; the norms governing constitutional interpretation and the proper role of the judiciary in this system; and the proper interpretation of certain key provisions of our fundamental law.See more details below

Overview

In recent decades, we have witnessed the emergence of ongoing public arguments about the intellectual and cultural foundations of our constitutional system; the norms governing constitutional interpretation and the proper role of the judiciary in this system; and the proper interpretation of certain key provisions of our fundamental law.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761808527
Publisher:
University Press of America
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
254
Product dimensions:
5.82(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.51(d)

Meet the Author

Kenneth L. Grasso and Cecelia Rodriquez Castillo are both Professors of Political Science at Southwest Texas State University and are affliated with the Project on American Constitutionalism at the same university.

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Pt. IAmerican Constitutionalism: Theoretical Foundations and Cultural Preconditions
Ch. 1The Achievement of the Constitution, as Viewed by the Leading Federalists1
Ch. 2Burke and the Problem of Constitutional Liberty13
Ch. 3The City, The Law and the Civic Philosopher25
Ch. 4The Constitution of Religion and American Culture37
Pt. IIConstitutional Interpretation: Originalism and Its Critics
Ch. 5The Judicial Power: A View From The Federalist Papers51
Ch. 6Originalism and Criminal Procedure77
Ch. 7When Constitution and Precedent Collide87
Ch. 8The Operational Irrelevance of Originalism105
Pt. IIIContemporary Issues in American Constitutionalism
Ch. 9The New Understanding of the President's War Power121
Ch. 10From Presidential Shield to 'Go Ahead, Make My Day': The Presidential Veto and the Constitutional Balance of Power139
Ch. 11The Decline of Free Speech in Twentieth-Century America: The View from the Founding149
Ch. 12The First Freedom Today: Church and State in Contemporary America173
Ch. 13How High the Wall?: American Jews and the Church-State Debate185
Ch. 14Affirmative Action and American Equality: A Constitutionalist Perspective201
About the Editors215
About the Contributors217

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