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Universal Rights and the Constitution
Universal Rights and the Constitution (April 2014)
Stephen A. Simon - Author

Innovative examination of the tensions between universal and more uniquely American definitions of cherished rights.

Are constitutional rights based exclusively in uniquely American considerations, or are they based at least in part on principles that transcend the boundaries of any particular country, such as the requirements of freedom or dignity? By viewing constitutional law through the prism of this fundamen...(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)
 
 
The Quotable Judge Posner
The Quotable Judge Posner (April 2010)
Selections from Twenty-Five Years of Judicial Opinions
Robert F. Blomquist - Edited and with an introduction by
Richard A. Posner - Foreword by

Collection of quotations and judicial opinions of federal appellate judge Richard A. Posner.

A collection of pithy and penetrating observations and rulings by one of the most famous appellate judges in America, The Quotable Judge Posner showcases the wit and wisdom of Richard A. Posner. During his more than twenty-five years as a federal appellate judge, Judge Posner reached over two thousand opinions, many o...(Read More)
 
 
Concurring Opinion Writing on the U.S. Supreme Court
Concurring Opinion Writing on the U.S. Supreme Court (March 2010)
Pamela C. Corley - Author

Analysis of concurring opinion writing by Supreme Court justices.

When justices write or join a concurring opinion, they demonstrate their preferences over substantive legal rules. Concurrences provide a way for justices to express their views about the law, to engage in a dialogue of law with each other, the legal community, the public, and Congress. This important study is the first systematic examination o...(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)
 
 
Rights, Remedies, and the Impact of State Sovereign Immunity
Rights, Remedies, and the Impact of State Sovereign Immunity (June 2008)
Christopher Shortell - Author

Engaging case studies on the impact of state sovereign immunity on both plaintiffs and states.

The Supreme Court’s recent spate of state sovereign immunity rulings have protected states from lawsuits based on federal legislation as diverse as disabilities law, age discrimination, patent and trademark law, and labor standards. But does the doctrine of state sovereign immunity increase state authority? Does it...(Read More)
 
 
Justice as Integrity
Justice as Integrity (September 2006)
Tolerance and the Moral Momentum of Law
David Fagelson - Author

Strives to show why morality and, in particular, tolerance are each part of the idea of law.

Do any moral values underlie the foundations of law and society in America? In Justice as Integrity, David Fagelson argues that morality is indeed a part of the idea of law. Examining controversies of speech and privacy, he does not ignore the conservative communitarian streak in America, but argues that liberal tolerance b...(Read More)

 
 
Executing the Constitution
Executing the Constitution (July 2006)
Putting the President Back into the Constitution
Christopher S. Kelley - Editor

Draws attention to how American presidents have creatively interpreted the Constitution to expand the power of the executive branch.

Over the last thirty years, a great deal of attention has been paid to executive branch interpretation of the Constitution. Executing the Constitution focuses on the creative interpretation of constitutional powers to either expand executive branch policymaking or to shield its ...(Read More)
 
 
State Constitutions for the Twenty-first Century, Volume 3
State Constitutions for the Twenty-first Century, Volume 3 (April 2006)
The Agenda of State Constitutional Reform
G. Alan Tarr - Editor
Robert F. Williams - Editor


Complete 3 volume set available for special price:   State Constitutions for the Twenty-first Century, Volumes 1, 2 & 3


Nationally recognized experts analyze how states deal with major constitutional issues.

This third and final volume in a series devoted to state constitutions ana...(Read More)
 
 
State Constitutions for the Twenty-first Century, Volumes 1, 2 & 3
State Constitutions for the Twenty-first Century, Volumes 1, 2 & 3 (April 2006)
G. Alan Tarr - Editor
Frank P. Grad - Editor
Robert F. Williams - Editor


State Constitutions for the Twenty-first Century, Volume 1

The Politics of State Constitutional Reform

State Constitutions for the Twenty-first Century, Volume 2
Drafting State Constitutions, Revisions, and Amendments

State Constitutions for the Twen...(Read More)
 
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