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Reflections on War and Peace and the Constitution

by George Anastaplo

The attitudes and assumptions of different cultures and historical periods toward war and the maintenance of peace are reviewed by recalling authors who include Euripides, Sophocles, Plato, Cervantes, Shakespeare,...


Trust in the Capacities of the People, Distrust in Elites

by Kenneth Good

Democratization is a sociopolitical process and the society that may grow out of it

where people make decisions on matters affecting them. It is an unending struggle to win such rights and power, to hold and...


Approaching the U.S. Constitution

by Kerry L. Hunter

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 Moulding of Ukraine

by Kataryna Wolczuk

With the disintegration of the Soviet Union, a number of new states were created that had little or no claim to any previous existence. Ukraine is one of the countries that faced not only political, social and...


Constitutional Debate in Action

by H. L. Pohlman

Taking into account the political and intellectual forces that shape Supreme Court decisions, Constitutional Debate in Action examines how and why the U.S. Constitution continues to grow and adapt to human wants,...


Reflections on Religion, the Divine, and the Constitution

by George Anastaplo

In Part One, the uses of divine revelation in the Western world are reviewed by recalling authors that include Euripides, Sophocles, Aristophanes, Plato, Maimonides, Cervantes, Hobbes, and Milton. The challenges...


Congress and the Fourteenth Amendment

by William B. Glidden

The discrepancy between the fourteenth amendment’s true meaning as originally understood, and the Supreme Court’s interpretation of its meaning over time, has been dramatic and unfortunate. The amendment...


Federalism, the Supreme Court, and the Seventeenth Amendment

by Ralph A. Rossum

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,...


Constitutional Debate in Action

by H. L. Pohlman

Taking into account the political and intellectual forces that shape Supreme Court decisions, Constitutional Debate in Action examines how and why the U.S. Constitution continues to grow and adapt to human wants,...


The Crown and Canadian Federalism

by D. Michael Jackson

More than ever Canada’s constitutional monarchy should be treasured as a distinct asset for the nation.

Following Queen Elizabeth II’s historic Diamond Jubilee in 2012, there is renewed interest in the institution...


The Constitution on the Campaign Trail

by Andrew E. Busch

The Constitution is the fundamental governing document of the United States. But to what extent do candidates and parties make constitutional arguments in the course of American elections? By examining party...


Colonial Constitutionalism

by Robert E. Statham

Colonial Constitutionalism exposes one of the great failures of American democracy. It posits that the creation of a U.S. 'empire' over the last century violated the basis of American constitutionalism through...


Religious Liberty and the American Supreme Court

by Vincent Phillip Munoz

Throughout American history, legal battles concerning the First Amendment’s protection of religious liberty have been among the most contentious issue of the rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution....


Impartial Justice

by Eric T. Kasper

This book examines the right to a neutral and detached decisionmaker as interpreted by the U.S. Supreme Court. This right resides in the Constitution’s Fifth Amendment and Fourteenth Amendment guarantees to...


The Constitution's Gift

by John Erik Fossum & Agustín José Menéndez

This authoritative study considers all aspects of the European Union's distinctive constitution since its inception. A unique political animal, the EU has given rise to important constitutional conundrums and...


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

by Kyle Scott

This book makes the unconventional claim that all of the rights in the U.S. Constitution are unified since they are derived from the same sources. Using the U.S. Supreme Court's controversial decision of Kelo...


Constitution of the United States

by Founding Fathers

One of the most important documents of the United States of America: the Constitution, with all of the Amendments.


The Constitution of the United States of America, with all of the Amendments; The Declaration of Independence; and The Articles of Confederation

by James Madison

"We the people of the United States..." So begins one of the most famous documents in world history, the Constitution of the United States of America. First drafted in 1787 by the Founding Fathers—men like...


The United States Constitution

by Jesús Rodríguez

My strategy in writing about the Constitution of the United States was to determine the intent of our Founding Fathers without creating doubt regarding their meaning and intent. I did not want any reader to...


The Federalist Papers

by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, James Madison & Mint Editions

The Federalist Papers (1787-1788) is a collection of essays and articles by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison. Written in support of the recently completed Constitutional Convention, The Federalist...