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The Body and the State
The Body and the State (February 2006)
Habeas Corpus and American Jurisprudence
Cary Federman - Author

Traces the history of the writ of habeas corpus and its influence on federal-state relations.

The writ of habeas corpus is the principal means by which state prisoners, many on death row, attack the constitutionality of their conviction in federal courts. In The Body and the State, Cary Federman contends that habeas corpus is more than just a get-out-of-jail-free card—it gives death row inmates a...(Read More)

 
 
State Constitutions for the Twenty-first Century, Volume 2
State Constitutions for the Twenty-first Century, Volume 2 (January 2006)
Drafting State Constitutions, Revisions, and Amendments
Frank P. Grad - Author
Robert F. Williams - Author


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


Identifies problems reformers face in drafting or amending state constitutions.

Constitutional reform requires not only good ideas but also the ability to transla...(Read More)
 
 
State Constitutions for the Twenty-first Century, Volume 1
State Constitutions for the Twenty-first Century, Volume 1 (December 2005)
The Politics of State Constitutional Reform
Robert F. Williams - Editor
G. Alan Tarr - Editor


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



The first systematic analysis of the obstacles to state constitutional reform.

Through illuminating case studies of reform efforts in Alabama, Cali...(Read More)
 
 
The Judiciary and American Democracy
The Judiciary and American Democracy (September 2005)
Alexander Bickel, the Countermajoritarian Difficulty, and Contemporary Constitutional Theory
Kenneth D. Ward - Editor
Cecilia R. Castillo - Editor

Examines recent debates in constitutional theory in light of the work of Alexander Bickel.

The role courts should play in American democracy has long been contested, fueling debates among citizens who take an active interest in politics. Alexander Bickel made a significant contribution to these debates with his seminal publication, The Least Dangerous Branch, which framed the problem of defending legitimate j...(Read More)
 
 
The Final Arbiter
The Final Arbiter (September 2005)
The Consequences of Bush v. Gore for Law and Politics
Christopher P. Banks - Editor
David B. Cohen - Editor
John C. Green - Editor

Combines perspectives from law and the social sciences to assess the long-term impact of the 2000 presidential election.

The resolution of the 2000 presidential election by the U.S. Supreme Court's Bush v. Gore decision generated an extraordinary outpouring of literature in a very short period of time. Now that the initial furor over the decision has subsided, The Final Arbiter presents a sober considera...(Read More)
 
 
Justice for the Past
Justice for the Past (July 2004)
Stephen Kershnar - Author

Examines whether race-based programs and slavery reparations are justified.

Among the most controversial issues in the United States is the question of whether public or private agencies should adopt preferential treatment programs or be required to pay reparations for slavery. Using a carefully reasoned philosophical approach, Stephen Kershnar argues that programs such as affirmative action and calls for slavery repara...(Read More)
 
 
Oral Arguments and Decision Making on the United States Supreme Court
Oral Arguments and Decision Making on the United States Supreme Court (July 2004)
Timothy R. Johnson - Author

How oral arguments influence the decisions of Supreme Court justices.

Timothy R. Johnson focuses on an all-too-often ignored aspect of the Supreme Court's decision-making process by providing a systematic explanation of how justices use oral arguments to make substantive legal and policy decisions. Using the arguments filed to the Court in legal briefs, oral argument transcripts, notes taken by Justice Lewis F. Powel...(Read More)
 
 
Constitutional Politics in Canada and the United States
Constitutional Politics in Canada and the United States (January 2004)
Stephen L. Newman - Editor

Comparative study of American and Canadian constitutionalism, especially rights jurisprudence.

The Canadian constitutional reforms of 1982, which included a Charter of Rights and Freedoms analogous to the American Bill of Rights, brought about a convergence with American constitutional law. As in the U.S., Canadian courts have shown themselves highly protective of individual rights, and they have not been shy about as...(Read More)
 
 
Ex Uno Plura
Ex Uno Plura (August 2003)
State Constitutions and Their Political Cultures
James T. McHugh - Author

Explores the foundations of various state constitutional traditions.

State constitutions have become increasingly important in light of recent trends in jurisprudence that favor decentralizing the American federal system. Ex Uno Plura uses a political culture approach to explore eight state constitutional traditions. McHugh argues that state jurisprudence is not merely a reflection of the process, values, and d...(Read More)
 
 
Deciding to Leave
Deciding to Leave (February 2003)
The Politics of Retirement from the United States Supreme Court
Artemus Ward - Author

The first sustained examination of the process by which justices elect to leave the United States Supreme Court.

While much has been written on Supreme Court appointments, Deciding to Leave provides the first systematic look at the process by which justices decide to retire from the bench, and why this has become increasingly partisan in recent years. Since 1954, generous retirement provisions and decreasing workl...(Read More)
 
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