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Reflections on War and Peace and the Constitution

by George Anastaplo Lexington Books (October 21, 2014)

This book connects diverse subjects that remind the reader of fundamental issues with respect to war/peace and politics. It examines the complications of efforts to develop public-policy measures dealing with...


Trust in the Capacities of the People, Distrust in Elites

by Kenneth Good Lexington Books (October 15, 2014)

Democratization is conceived as an unending struggle by the poor majority against the small elite of wealth, status, and power. This book is a critical, comparative, and global approach to the study of democratization...


Approaching the U.S. Constitution: Sacred Covenant or Plaything for Lawyers and Judges

by Kerry L. Hunter Lexington Books (June 18, 2014)

This book argues that, given the political power the Supreme Court enjoys today, the answer to preserving the separation of powers, democracy, and the American commitment to unalienable human rights is to encourage...


The Practice of Constitutional Development: Vincent Ostrom's Quest to Understand Human Affairs

by Mark Sproule-Jones, Barbara Allen, Filippo Sabetti & Audun Sandberg et al. Lexington Books (December 16, 2008)

Each essay shows how particular countries, governments, and organizations devise constitutions to reflect their visions of governance and sets of rules for their leaders. Using the methods and writing of Vincent...


Reflections on Religion, the Divine, and the Constitution

by George Anastaplo Lexington Books (August 28, 2013)

Connections are suggested among diverse subjects which can remind the reader both of fundamental issues with respect to religion and politics and of the complications of efforts to develop public-policy measures...


Congress and the Fourteenth Amendment: Enforcing Liberty and Equality in the States

by William B. Glidden Lexington Books (August 29, 2013)

In Congress and the Fourteenth Amendment, William B. Glidden examines the misuse of the fourteenth amendment.


Federalism, the Supreme Court, and the Seventeenth Amendment: The Irony of Constitutional Democracy

by Ralph A. Rossum Lexington Books (September 12, 2001)

Abraham Lincoln worried that the 'walls' of the constitution would ultimately be leveled by the 'silent artillery of time.' His fears materialized with the 1913 ratification of the Seventeenth Amendment, which,...


Colonial Constitutionalism: The Tyranny of United States' Offshore Territorial Policy and Relations

by Robert E. Statham Jr. Lexington Books (December 17, 2001)

This book's focused case studies analyze each of America's quasi-colonies, revealing how the perpetuation of a this 'imperialist' strategy has rendered the inhabitants second class citizens.


Perfecting the Constitution: The Case for the Article V Amendment Process

by Darren Patrick Guerra Lexington Books (June 10, 2013)

This book provides a brief intellectual and constitutional history of the Article V amending process from the Imperial Crisis until the present and shows Article V to be a vital part of the Constitutional architecture....


Impartial Justice: The Real Supreme Court Cases that Define the Constitutional Right to a Neutral and Detached Decisionmaker

by Eric T. Kasper Lexington Books (March 22, 2013)

This book discusses the Constitutional right to a neutral decisionmaker, focusing on U.S. Supreme Court cases on the Sixth Amendment guarantee to a jury in criminal cases and to the due process requirements...


The Price of Politics: Lessons from Kelo v. City of New London

by Kyle Scott Lexington Books (November 04, 2009)

The Price of Politics examines the historical, political, and legal heritage of the U.S. Constitution's Bill of Rights to come to grips with modern political developments. Using a cross-disciplinary, multi-methods...


The Flexible Constitution

by Sean Wilson Lexington Books (December 16, 2012)

This is a new Wittgensteinian account of the American Constitution that provides a fresh perspective on how judges can follow a legal document written in flexible language. The book shows why originalism is...


Commentary on the Constitution from Plato to Rousseau

by Joshua B. Stein & Imad-ad-Dean Ahmad Lexington Books (September 16, 2011)

Commentary on the Constitution from Plato to Rousseau looks at 14 historical figures who—by their words and/or deeds—set the stage for political thought before the U.S. Constitution was written. Rather than...


The Evolution of the Fourth Amendment

by Thomas N. McInnis Lexington Books (June 16, 2009)

This book explains the different approaches to interpreting the Fourth Amendment that the Supreme Court has used throughout American history, concentrating on the changes in interpretation since the Court applied...


Storm Over the Constitution

by Harry V. Jaffa Lexington Books (August 31, 1999)

Written by one of America's foremost political and legal theorists, Storm Over the Constitution examines the arguments of some of the leading proponents of the doctrine of 'original intent.' According to legal...


Proconstitutional Interpretation of Criminal Law

by Krzysztof Szczucki & Piotr Sitnik Lexington Books (December 01, 2016)

This book gives the legislature and judiciary the tools to employ constitutional reasoning in their decision-making processes. It argues that a constitution is a source of information about values that are of...


The American Revolution, State Sovereignty, and the American Constitutional Settlement, 1765-1800

by Aaron N. Coleman Lexington Books (March 04, 2016)

This book examines the ideological, political, and constitutional contexts of the Founding era from the drafting of the Articles of Confederation to the ratification of the Constitution and the Federalist–Jeffersonian...