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U.S. Constitutional Law is the primary focus of this research guide. Written by Library Intern Justin Abbasi.
This influential work sets forth a theory of the Supreme Court's role in society, policing the democracy by protecting the political process, minorities, and the Constitution.
The Constitution of Liberty by F. A. Hayek
Call Number: LAW-3rd Floor, JC585.H29
Publication Date: 1978-10-15
This libertarian work restates the ideals of freedom that guide Western civilization and attempts to find a system that minimizes arbitrary coercion.
Original Intent and the Framer's of the Constitution by Harry V. Jaffa
Call Number: LAW-4th Floor, KF4550.J35
Publication Date: 1994
This work argues that Original Intent has been misunderstood by those who deny the natural law principles invoked by the Declaration of Independence.
Our Undemocratic Constitution by Sanford Levinson
Call Number: LAW-4th Floor KF4552.L484 2006
Publication Date: 2006-09-28
This book raises the problems with the Constitution and how it promotes unjust, ineffective government, then calls for a constitutional convention founded on democratic ideals.
Original Intent and the Framer's Constitution by Leonard W. Levy
Call Number: LAW-4th Floor, KF4550.L48
Publication Date: 1988-10-01
This work finds no historical foundation or justification for maintaining the doctrine of original intent, and shows the long history of judicial activism and constitutional reinterpretation.
The Partial Constitution by Cass R. Sunstein
Publication Date: 1993-01-01
In order to make democracy deliberate again, this work offers solutions to present day dilemmas in constitutional law, by arguing it is necessary to discontinue the practice of treating the status quo as neutral.
Red, White, and Blue by Mark V. Tushnet
Call Number: LAW-4th Floor, KF4575.T87
Publication Date: 1988-04-22
The critical work delves into the sociology of constitutional doctrine and whether it is necessary or possible to have a coherent constitutional theory.