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The Cambridge Companion to the United States Constitution

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Karen Orren, John Compton, Gary Jeffrey Jacobsohn, Donald A. Dripps, Andrew Rehfeld, Ken I. Kersch, Ann Woolhandler, Michael G. Collins, Barry Cushman, Mark A. Graber, Andrew Kent, Julian Davis Mortenson, Edward L. Rubin, Howard Schweber, James E. Pfander, Amanda L. Tyler, John I. Hanley, Gordon Silverstein, Tomiko Brown-Nagin, Orin S. Kerr
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  • Date Published: March 2018
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107476622

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  • This Companion provides a broad, historically informed introduction to the study of the US constitutional system. In place of the usual laundry lists of cases, doctrines, and theories, it presents a picture of the constitutional system in action, with separate sections devoted to constitutional principles, organizational structures, and the various legal and extra-legal 'actions' through which litigators and average citizens have attempted to bring about constitutional change. Finally, the volume covers a number of subjects that are rarely discussed in works aimed at a general audience, but which are critical to ensuring that constitutional rights are honored in the day-to-day lives of citizens. These include standing and causes of action, suits against officeholders, and the inner workings of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC). This Companion places present-day constitutional controversies in historical context, and offers insights from a range of disciplines, including history, political science, and law.

    • Provides an accessible, non-technical overview of major constitutional controversies
    • Links historical developments in American constitutionalism to present-day debates
    • Brings together scholars from a range of disciplines, including law, political science, and history
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    • Date Published: March 2018
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107476622
    • length: 516 pages
    • dimensions: 227 x 153 x 28 mm
    • weight: 0.69kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Karen Orren and John Compton
    Part I. Principles:
    1. A lighter touch: American constitutional principles in comparative perspective Gary Jeffrey Jacobsohn
    2. Understanding due process Donald A. Dripps
    3. Civil liberties and the dual legacy of the founding John W. Compton
    4. Political representation and the US Constitution Andrew Rehfeld
    5. Equality Ken I. Kersch
    Part II. Structure:
    6. Causes of action for enforcing the Constitution Ann Woolhandler and Michael G. Collins
    7. Federalism Barry Cushman
    8. Separation of powers Mark A. Graber
    9. Executive power and national security power Andrew Kent and Julian Davis Mortenson
    10. The Constitution and the administrative state Edward L. Rubin
    Part III. Actions:
    11. Constitutional judgment Howard Schweber
    12. Suits against officeholders James E. Pfander
    13. Habeas corpus Amanda L. Tyler
    14. Implementation and impact: the courts, the Constitution, and public policy John I. Hanley and Gordon Silverstein
    15. Constitutional law and social change: mapping pathways of influence Tomiko Brown-Nagin
    16. Balancing privacy and national security: a rule of lenity for national security surveillance law Orin S. Kerr.

  • Editors

    Karen Orren, University of California, Los Angeles
    Karen Orren is Distinguished Professor of Political Science at University of California, Los Angeles. Her previous books include Belated Feudalism (Cambridge, 1992) and The Search for American Political Development (Cambridge, 2004), with Stephen Skowronek. Her most recent book is The Policy State (2017).

    John W. Compton, Chapman University, California
    John W. Compton is Associate Professor of Political Science at Chapman University, California. He is the author of The Evangelical Origins of the Living Constitution (2014).

    Contributors

    Karen Orren, John Compton, Gary Jeffrey Jacobsohn, Donald A. Dripps, Andrew Rehfeld, Ken I. Kersch, Ann Woolhandler, Michael G. Collins, Barry Cushman, Mark A. Graber, Andrew Kent, Julian Davis Mortenson, Edward L. Rubin, Howard Schweber, James E. Pfander, Amanda L. Tyler, John I. Hanley, Gordon Silverstein, Tomiko Brown-Nagin, Orin S. Kerr

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