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Restoring the Lost Constitution: The Presumption of Liberty

Randy E. Barnett

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159737
eISBN:
9781400848133
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159737.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The U.S. Constitution found in school textbooks and under glass in Washington is not the one enforced today by the Supreme Court. This book argues that since the nation's founding, but especially ... More


Why Care What the Constitution Says?

Randy E. Barnett

in Restoring the Lost Constitution: The Presumption of Liberty

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159737
eISBN:
9781400848133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159737.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This book examines whether the U.S. Constitution—either as written or as actually applied—is legitimate. It argues that the most commonly held view of constitutional legitimacy—the “consent of the ... More


Constitutionalism: Contract or Coordination?

Russell Hardin

in Liberalism, Constitutionalism, and Democracy

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198290841
eISBN:
9780191599415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198290845.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Constitutionalism requires merely coordination on big issues of general structure and protections; coordination on any detailed program is virtually out of the question. It works at all only if there ... More


The Religion Clauses: Reconciling Accommodation and Separation

ASHUTOSH BHAGWAT

in The Myth of Rights: The Purposes and Limits of Constitutional Rights

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195377781
eISBN:
9780199775842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377781.003.006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

In addition to the speech, press, assembly, and petition clauses, the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution contains two provisions dealing with the subject of religion: the Establishment Clause ... More


The Presumption of Liberty: Protecting Rights without Listing Them

Randy E. Barnett

in Restoring the Lost Constitution: The Presumption of Liberty

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159737
eISBN:
9781400848133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159737.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines how a Presumption of Liberty can protect the unenumerable rights retained by the people by shifting the background interpretive presumption of constitutionality whenever ... More


The Proper Scope of Federal Power: The Meaning of the Commerce Clause

Randy E. Barnett

in Restoring the Lost Constitution: The Presumption of Liberty

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159737
eISBN:
9781400848133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159737.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines the propriety of federal laws under the power most often invoked to justify restrictions on liberty: the power to regulate commerce among the several states. Courts are not ... More


Reconstructing the National Bank Controversy: Politics and Law in the Early American Republic

Eric Lomazoff

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226579313
eISBN:
9780226579597
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226579597.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book provides a revisionist history of the constitutional controversy over a national bank (1791-1832), and uses that history to reinforce and refine broader propositions respecting American ... More


Judges’ Religion

Brian H. Bornstein and Monica K. Miller

in God in the Courtroom: Religion's Role at Trial

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195328677
eISBN:
9780199869954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328677.003.006
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

This chapter reviews social scientific research on the relationship between judges' religion and their decisions. It begins with a historical perspective on the role of religion in judicial selection ... More


Religious Figures and Institutions As Litigants

Brian H. Bornstein and Monica K. Miller

in God in the Courtroom: Religion's Role at Trial

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195328677
eISBN:
9780199869954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328677.003.009
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

Litigants' religion is central to some cases, such as those making a free exercise claim; a substantial factor in others, such as clergy charged with sexual abuse, defendants who introduce their ... More


Judicial Review of Federal Laws: The Meaning of the Necessary and Proper Clause

Randy E. Barnett

in Restoring the Lost Constitution: The Presumption of Liberty

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159737
eISBN:
9781400848133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159737.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines whether the Necessary and Proper Clause of the Constitution precludes or invites the exercise of judicial review of a federal law to see if it lies within the powers of Congress ... More


Judicial Review of State Laws: The Meaning of the Privileges or Immunities Clause

Randy E. Barnett

in Restoring the Lost Constitution: The Presumption of Liberty

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159737
eISBN:
9781400848133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159737.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines the original meaning of the Privileges or Immunities Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment in order to determine what stance federal courts should take toward state laws. The ... More


The Morphosyntactic Level

Kees Hengeveld and J. Lachlan Mackenzie

in Functional Discourse Grammar: A Typologically-Based Theory of Language Structure

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199278107
eISBN:
9780191707797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278107.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter turns to the encoding of the distinctions made at the Interpersonal and Representational Levels in morphosyntactic form. The layered structure distinguishes Clause, Phrase, Word and ... More


The Uses of the Myth

William T. Cavanaugh

in The Myth of Religious Violence: Secular Ideology and the Roots of Modern Conflict

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195385045
eISBN:
9780199869763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385045.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, World Religions

This chapter shows the purposes to which the myth of religious violence is put in the United States. In domestic politics, it has helped to marginalize certain practices such as public school prayer ... More


Property Rights and Economic Regulation

ASHUTOSH BHAGWAT

in The Myth of Rights: The Purposes and Limits of Constitutional Rights

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195377781
eISBN:
9780199775842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377781.003.007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines protection of private property and the sanctity of contract from governmental overreaching in the Constitution. In the body of the Constitution itself, the Contracts Clause of ... More


Racial Discrimination and Affirmative Action: The Meaning of Equal Protection

ASHUTOSH BHAGWAT

in The Myth of Rights: The Purposes and Limits of Constitutional Rights

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195377781
eISBN:
9780199775842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377781.003.008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter begins with a discussion of the coverage of the Equal Protection Clause in the Constitution. It then turns to a study of how equal protection principles have played out in practice, in ... More


Discrimination on the Basis of Sex, Sexual Orientation, and Other Characteristics: Translating 1 Equal Protection

ASHUTOSH BHAGWAT

in The Myth of Rights: The Purposes and Limits of Constitutional Rights

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195377781
eISBN:
9780199775842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377781.003.009
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Race discrimination was the original target of the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment and remains in modern times the archetypal example of the type of discrimination the clause was ... More


Sowing the Wind: The Mississippi Constitutional Convention of 1890

Dorothy Overstreet Pratt

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815460
eISBN:
9781496815507
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815460.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book examines the Mississippi Constitutional Convention of 1890 and argues that it became the crucible of change in the state, creating a cultural shift from a society based on class to one ... More


Conclusion

Ben Herzog

in Revoking Citizenship: Expatriation in America from the Colonial Era to the War on Terror

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780814760383
eISBN:
9780814770962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760383.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The conclusion connects the arguments discussed throughout the book with claims regarding the Citizenship Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment and birthright citizenship. Up to the middle of the ... More


The Legal Adoption of Discovery in the United States

Robert J Miller, Jacinta Ruru, Larissa Behrendt, and Tracey Lindberg

in Discovering Indigenous Lands: The Doctrine of Discovery in the English Colonies

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199579815
eISBN:
9780191594465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579815.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter shows how Discovery was imported and expressly adopted into American colonial and state law in royal charters and colonial and state constitutions, governments, and courts. It explains ... More


Lockstepping State Constitutional Rights with Federal Constitutional Law

Robert F. Williams

in The Law of American State Constitutions

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195343083
eISBN:
9780199866960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343083.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses the practice — adopted by a number of state courts — of stating that state constitutional rights provisions will be interpreted identically to, or in “lockstep” with, similar ... More


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