The Supreme Court and American Constitutionalism

The Supreme Court and American Constitutionalism

by Bradford P. Wilson, Ken Masugi
     
 

In this important book, fourteen of America's leading constitutional scholars assess the Supreme Court's performance expounding the animating principles of American constitutionalism. Essays devoted to fresh examination of the Supreme Court's jurisprudence with respect to the Necessary and Proper Clause, the Commerce Clause, federalism, the common law,

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In this important book, fourteen of America's leading constitutional scholars assess the Supreme Court's performance expounding the animating principles of American constitutionalism. Essays devoted to fresh examination of the Supreme Court's jurisprudence with respect to the Necessary and Proper Clause, the Commerce Clause, federalism, the common law, international law and national sovereignty, separation of powers, fundamental rights, term limits, and constitutional criminal procedure. Other essays evaluate the work of the Court as "republican school master," analyzing how the Court has articulated and affected the American people's capacity for self-government, the principle of the rule of law, the historic burden of racial injustice, respect for limited constitutional government, and the civilizational distinction between liberty and license. The Supreme Court and American Constitutionalism will be of great value to students and scholars of American constitutional studies, constitutional law, and American government.

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Editorial Reviews

Review Of The Supreme Court and American Constitutionalism
These essays raise a host of interesing questions and advocate provocative solutions to theses perceived problems with the current state of constitutional jurisprudence.
— Mark C. Miller, Clark University
Ethics
Happily, this collection largely avoids the wildly uneven quality of many edited volumes. Nearly all of the essays included here are interesting and enlightening. These essays tend to provide thoughtful considerations on the theory and practice of American constitutionalism.
H-Net: Humanities and Social Science Reviews Online
...A collection of complex and provocative essays from a variety of political scientists and legal scholars which critique the role the U.S. Supreme court has played in developing constitutional law in the United States over the last several decades.
— Mark C. Miller, Clark University
H-Net: Humanities and Social Science Reviews Online
...A collection of complex and provocative essays from a variety of political scientists and legal scholars which critique the role the U.S. Supreme court has played in developing constitutional law in the United States over the last several decades.
— Mark C. Miller, Clark University
Review Of The Supreme Court and American Constitutionalism - Mark C. Miller
...A collection of complex and provocative essays from a variety of political scientists and legal scholars which critique the role the U.S. Supreme court has played in developing constitutional law in the United States over the last several decades.
CHOICE, July/ August 1998, Vol. 35, N0. 11/12 - J.R. Vile
This outstanding collection of 13 essays was written by a distinguished group of political scientist and law professors . . . .theses essays reflect a thoughful perspective on the Supreme Court's role as 'Republican Schoolmaster,' with most giving qualified endorsement to such power.
CHOICE, July/ August 1998, Vol. 35, N0. 11/12 - Middle Tennessee State University J.R.Vile
This outstanding collection of 13 essays was written by a distinguished group of political scientist and law professors . . . .theses essays reflect a thoughful perspective on the Supreme Court's role as 'Republican Schoolmaster,' with most giving qualified endorsement to such power.
Ethics: An International Journal of Social
Happily, this collection largely avoids the wildly uneven quality of many edited volumes. Nearly all of the essays included here are interesting and enlightening. These essays tend to provide thoughtful considerations on the theory and practice of American constitutionalism.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847686582
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/28/1997
Series:
Ashbrook Series on Constitutional Politics Series
Pages:
275
Product dimensions:
6.16(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.93(d)

Meet the Author

Bradford P. Wilson is executive director and acting president of the National Association of Scholars, and professor of political science at Ashland University. He is author of Enforcing the Fourth Amendment and coeditor of two other volumes in Rowman & Littlefield's Ashbrook Series on Constitutional Politics, American Political Parties & Constitutional Politics and Separation of Powers and Good Government. Ken Masugi, visiting professor of political science at the United States Air Force Academy, is also a senior fellow of the Ashbrook Center for Public Affairs and a senior fellow of the Claremont Institute. He is the editor or coeditor of four other books on political thought.

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