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Our Secret Constitution: How Lincoln Redefined American Democracy

George P. Fletcher

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195156287
eISBN:
9780199872169
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195156285.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book asserts that the Civil War marks the end of one era of American legal history, and the beginning of another. Abraham Lincoln's famous Gettysberg Address is viewed as the beginning of a new ... More


Theories of Precedent

Michael J. Gerhardt

in The Power of Precedent

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195150506
eISBN:
9780199871131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150506.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter critically examines the most prominent theories which social scientists and legal scholars have developed to explain the role of precedent in constitutional law. It shows that legal ... More


The Golden Rule

Michael J. Gerhardt

in The Power of Precedent

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195150506
eISBN:
9780199871131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150506.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the multiple factors (ignored by most social scientists and legal scholars) limiting the path dependency of precedent—or the extent to which precedent forecloses or mandates ... More


Nonjudicial Precedent

Michael J. Gerhardt

in The Power of Precedent

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195150506
eISBN:
9780199871131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150506.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter suggests that precedent is often discounted as a source in constitutional decision making because it is usually understood narrowly as judicial decisions. But it shows that a broader ... More


The Multiple Functions of Precedent

Michael J. Gerhardt

in The Power of Precedent

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195150506
eISBN:
9780199871131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150506.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

In this chapter Professor Gerhardt demonstrates that precedents end up influencing and contributing to constitutional law in many ways other than constraint, which is the predominant concern of ... More


Constitutional Politics in France and Germany

Alec Stone Sweet

in On Law, Politics, and Judicialization

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199256488
eISBN:
9780191600234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256489.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This is the second of two papers that explore the politics of constitutional review – the power of a court or other organ of government to review the constitutionality of public acts, including ... More


New Frontiers of State Constitutional Law: Dual Enforcement of Norms

James A. Gardner and Jim Rossi (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195368321
eISBN:
9780199867509
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368321.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This book presents a range or perspectives on the role of state constitutions within the context of federalism. Rejecting both the old dual federalism and the newer judicial federalism models, this ... More


The Power of Precedent

Michael J. Gerhardt

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195150506
eISBN:
9780199871131
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150506.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

In this book Professor Michael Gerhardt provides the first comprehensive effort to use both social science methods and conventional legal analysis to explain the role of precedent in constitutional ... More


The Patterns of Supreme Court Precedent

Michael J. Gerhardt

in The Power of Precedent

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195150506
eISBN:
9780199871131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150506.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter provides a detailed overview of the Supreme Court's handling of precedent from the Jay Court through the Rehnquist Court. It examines the principal patterns in the justices' approach to ... More


Super Precedent

Michael J. Gerhardt

in The Power of Precedent

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195150506
eISBN:
9780199871131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150506.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the relatively rare, though highly significant circumstances in which precedents are practically immune to reconsideration or reversal. After reviewing the basic features that ... More


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