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Unintended Consequences and Constitutional Amendments

Adrian Vermeule

in Law and the Limits of Reason

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195383768
eISBN:
9780199855391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383768.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter focuses on the choice between two alternative means of effecting constitutional change: formal amendment and common-law judicial interpretation. A standard view in American ... More


Introduction: Uncharted Terrain in Constitutional Amendment

Richard Albert

in Constitutional Amendments: Making, Breaking, and Changing Constitutions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190640484
eISBN:
9780190640514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190640484.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

What is an amendment? This chapter shows why this question is central to the study of constitutional change. Some constitutional changes are identified as amendments but in reality may be more. ... More


Why Amendment Rules?

Richard Albert

in Constitutional Amendments: Making, Breaking, and Changing Constitutions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190640484
eISBN:
9780190640514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190640484.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Virtually all constitutions codify amendment rules. But why? What are the uses and purposes of constitutional amendment rules? Amendment rules of course create a legal process for reformers to alter ... More


The Codified Constitution

Adrian Vermeule

in Law and the Limits of Reason

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195383768
eISBN:
9780199855391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383768.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This concluding chapter argues that constitutional law can and should move from the common-law constitution to the codified constitution. This shift would have two principal components—one ... More


Conclusion: The Rules of Law

Richard Albert

in Constitutional Amendments: Making, Breaking, and Changing Constitutions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190640484
eISBN:
9780190640514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190640484.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

There are presently too few resources to guide constitutional designers in building the rules of constitutional amendment. This chapter offers a roadmap for designing constitutional amendment rules. ... More


Finding Constitutional Amendments

Richard Albert

in Constitutional Amendments: Making, Breaking, and Changing Constitutions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190640484
eISBN:
9780190640514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190640484.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Constitutional designers rarely ask many questions they should. How and where will the constitution indicate that it has been amended? Will it record the change at the end of the original ... More


Constitutional Amendments: Making, Breaking, and Changing Constitutions

Richard Albert

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190640484
eISBN:
9780190640514
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190640484.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Constitutional Amendments: Making, Breaking, and Changing Constitutions is both a roadmap for navigating the intellectual universe of constitutional amendment and a blueprint for building and ... More


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