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New York's Broken Constitution
New York's Broken Constitution (December 2016)
The Governance Crisis and the Path to Renewed Greatness
Peter J. Galie - Editor
Christopher Bopst - Editor
Gerald Benjamin - Editor

Examines the significant gaps between what New York State’s constitution says and how the state is actually governed and offers ideas for reform.
On its face, New York State’s constitution is an elaborate and impressive aggregation of processes, powers, mandates, and limits. But many of these are “inoperative,” and New Yorkers who read the document and believe what it says will come away with a massive mi...(Read More)
 
 
Constitutionalism, Executive Power, and the Spirit of Moderation
Constitutionalism, Executive Power, and the Spirit of Moderation (July 2016)
Murray P. Dry and the Nexus of Liberal Education and Politics
Giorgi Areshidze - Editor
Paul O. Carrese - Editor
Suzanna Sherry - Editor

Leading scholars and legal practitioners explore constitutional, legal, and philosophical topics.

In Constitutionalism, Executive Power, and the Spirit of Moderation, contributors ranging from scholars to practitioners in the federal executive and judicial branches blend philosophical and political modes of analysis to examine a variety of constitutional, legal, and philosophical topics. Part 1, “...(Read More)
 
 
Innovative Congressional Minimum Standards Preemption Statutes
Innovative Congressional Minimum Standards Preemption Statutes (March 2016)
Joseph F. Zimmerman - Author

Examines a new type of federal preemption statute popular since 1965 that allows states to retain a certain amount of regulatory discretion, with a focus on environmental statutes.

Congress possesses broad regulatory powers, including the power of complete or partial preemption of state and local regulatory powers. Congress rarely enacted preemption statutes before the twentieth century, but since the 1960s suc...(Read More)
 
 
Public Spaces, Marketplaces, and the Constitution
Public Spaces, Marketplaces, and the Constitution (November 2015)
Shopping Malls and the First Amendment
Anthony Maniscalco - Author

Examines how the Supreme Court has banished free expression from shopping malls and other public spaces.

In spite of their public attractions and millions of visitors, most shopping malls are now off-limits to free speech and expressive activity. The same may be said about many other public spaces and marketplaces in American cities and suburbs, leaving scholars and other observers to wonder where civic engagem...(Read More)
 
 
Unifying the Nation
Unifying the Nation (March 2015)
Article IV of the United States Constitution
Joseph F. Zimmerman - Author

In-depth examination of a rarely studied article of the United States Constitution.

While there is a vast amount of scholarship on the US Constitution, very little of it addresses Article IV. The article’s first section, the Full Faith and Credit Clause, requires that individual states must respect “the public acts, accords, and judicial proceedings of every other state,” and the second section, th...(Read More)
 
 
The Rule of Law, Islam, and Constitutional Politics in Egypt and Iran
The Rule of Law, Islam, and Constitutional Politics in Egypt and Iran (April 2013)
Saïd Amir Arjomand - Editor
Nathan J. Brown - Editor

Comparative study of Islam and the rule of law in Egypt and Iran.

In recent years, Egypt and Iran have been beset with demands for fundamental change. The Rule of Law, Islam, and Constitutional Politics in Egypt and Iran draws together leading regional experts to provide a penetrating comparative analysis of the ways Islam is entangled with the process of democratization in authoritarian regimes. By co...(Read More)
 
 
The Presidential Leadership Dilemma
The Presidential Leadership Dilemma (April 2013)
Between the Constitution and a Political Party
Julia R. Azari - Editor
Lara M. Brown - Editor
Zim G. Nwokora - Editor

Examines how the president balances the competing demands of leading his political party and leading the nation.

Throughout their time in office, American presidents are often forced to choose between leading the nation and leading their party. In an earlier time when the major parties were less polarized, this leadership dilemma, while challenging, was not nearly as vexing as it is today. American presidents now ...(Read More)
 
 
Affirmative Action in Antidiscrimination Law and Policy
Affirmative Action in Antidiscrimination Law and Policy (April 2011)
An Overview and Synthesis, Second Edition
William M. Leiter - Author
Samuel Leiter - Author

Provides a comprehensive and even-handed overview of the very contentious subject of affirmative action.

Racism, sexism, and ethnic discrimination have long represented a seemingly intractable problem. Affirmative action was conceived as an attack on these ingrained problems, but today it is widely misunderstood. This volume reviews new developments in affirmative action law, policy, and ideological conflict in the a...(Read More)
 
 
Defenders of Liberty or Champions of Security?
Defenders of Liberty or Champions of Security? (March 2010)
Federal Courts, the Hierarchy of Justice, and U.S. Foreign Policy
Kirk A. Randazzo - Author

Examines the critical role assumed by the U.S. judiciary in balancing concerns about national security with the protection of liberty after the terrorist attacks of 9/11.

The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the subsequent responses by the U.S. federal government have raised fundamental questions about civil liberties in both domestic and international laws. As a result, the U.S. judiciary, out of its resp...(Read More)
 
 
Contemporary American Federalism
Contemporary American Federalism (October 2008)
The Growth of National Power, Second Edition
Joseph F. Zimmerman - Author

Traces the development of the American federal system of government, focusing principally on the shifting balance of powers between the national government and the states.

Contemporary American Federalism traces the development of the federal system within the United States from 1789 to the present. In contrast to earlier works on American federalism, this book examines not only national-state relations, b...(Read More)

 
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