By Stephen M. Griffin

ISBN-10: 0691034044

ISBN-13: 9780691034041

ISBN-10: 1400811872

ISBN-13: 9781400811878

This ebook is a brilliantly concise survey of latest constitutional research. Professor Griffin outlines many of the camps of constitutional notion with amazing readability and intensely cautious quotation. despite the intensity of inspiration or hassle of the subject material, Professor Griffin lays out the positions of each side during this specified and novel ebook. This publication may still locate its means at the cabinets of any attorney, historian, student or political scientist drawn to the united states structure. This booklet combines unique scholarship with an obtainable writing kind. a real excitement.

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93 See Phillip S. Paludan, “The American Civil War Considered as a Crisis in Law and Order,” American Historical Review 77 (1972): 1021. 94 This is suggested by Michael Lienesch, New Order of the Ages: Time, the Constitution, and the Making of Modern American Political Thought (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1988), pp. 148–49. 36 CHAPTER ONE eral constitutional change. 95 Third, and perhaps most important, the state experience suggests the difficulty of adhering to Randolph’s criterion that the constitution ought to include essential principles only.

78 See Philip A. Hamburger, “The Constitution’s Accommodation of Social Change,” Michigan Law Review 88 (1989): 239. 79 See Alfred H. Kelly, Winfred A. Harbison, and Herman Belz, The American Constitution: Its Origins and Development, 6th ed. (New York: W. W. Norton, 1983), pp. 123–27. 32 CHAPTER ONE how strictly the list of powers granted to Congress should be read. The Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions of 1798 posed the broader issue of the nature of American federalism. The Louisiana Purchase of 1803 is a good example of early constitutional change.

3–35; Sanford Levinson, “ ‘Veneration’ and Constitutional Change: James Madison Confronts the Possibility of Constitutional Amendment,” Texas Tech Law Review 21 (1990): 2443. 72 Cooke, The Federalist No. 49, p. 340. 73 Ibid. , pp. 340–43. , p. 339. For an excellent discussion, see Holmes, Passions and Constraint, pp. 152–58. 76 For relevant discussion, see John R. Vile, The Constitutional Amending Process in American Political Thought (New York: Praeger Publishers, 1992), pp. 73, 148–50. AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONALISM 31 Federal Convention, show a belief that only the most important matters should be included in a constitution.

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