Ideas with Consequences: The Federalist Society and the Conservative Counterrevolution

Ideas with Consequences: The Federalist Society and the Conservative Counterrevolution

by Amanda Hollis-Brusky


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199385522
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 01/30/2015
Series: Studies in Postwar American Political Development Series
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 466,145
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Amanda Hollis-Brusky is Assistant Professor of Politics at Pomona College where she teaches courses in Constitutional Law, Legal Institutions, and American Politics. She has written on the conservative legal movement, the Christian Lawyering movement, Originalism, and Executive power. Her articles have appeared in journals such as Law and Social Inquiry and Studies in Law, Politics, and Society.

Table of Contents


1. Understanding Federalist Society Network Influence

Part I: The State Exists to Preserve Freedom
2. The Right of the People to Keep and Bear Arms: Lost and Found
3. Judicial Activism, Inc.: The First Amendment, Campaign Finance, and Citizens United

Part II: The Separation of Governmental Powers is Central to Our Constitution
4. Federalism and the Commerce Power: Returning to "First Principles"
5. State Sovereignty and the Tenth Amendment: The Anti-Commandeering Doctrine

Part III: It is Emphatically the Province and Duty of the Judiciary Branch to Say What the Law Is, Not What It Should Be
6. Saying What the Law Is: The Federalist Society and the Conservative Counterrevolution

Appendix A - An Agenda for Future Research: Looking Back, Looking Forward

Appendix B - List of Interviews


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