Constitutional Stupidities, Constitutional Tragedies

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John a Garver Professor of Jurisprudence William N Eskridge, William N. Eskridge, Sanford V. Levinson
NYU Press, 1998 - 286 strani
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The Constitution is the cornerstone of American government, hailed as one of the greatest contributions of the Western Enlightenment. While many seem content simply to celebrate it, those most familiar with the document invariably find it wanting in at least some aspects.
This unique volume brings together many of the country's most esteemed constitutional commentators and invites them to answer two questions: First, what is the stupidest provision of the Constitution? "Stupid" need not mean evil. Thus, a second, related question is whether the scholar-interpreter would be forced to reach truly evil results even if applying his or her own favored theory of constitutional interpretation.
The contributors include Lawrence Alexander, Akhil Reed Amar, Jack Balkin, Philip Bobbitt, Gerard Bradley, Rebecca Brown, Steven Calabresi, Lief Carter, Christopher Eisgruber, Lawrence Sager, Marie Failinger, Daniel Farber, James Fleming, Mark Graber, Stephen Griffin, Gary Jacobsohn, Randall Kennedy, Lewis LaRue, Theodore Lowi, Earl Maltz, Michael McConnell, Matthew Michael, Robert Nagel, Daniel Ortiz, Pamela Karlen, Michael Paulsen, Robert Post, Lucas Powe, Dorothy Roberts, Jeffrey Rosen, Frederick Schauer, Michael Seidman, Suzanna Sherry, David Strauss, Laurence Tribe, Mark Tushnet, and John Yoo.

 

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Vsebina

Parlor Games
18
An Imagined Conversation with
28
The One Senator One Vote Clauses
35
Unnecessary and Unintelligible
43
The Nominee Is Article V
51
Neither Force nor Will
57
Presidential Elections and Constitutional Stupidities
61
The Last Centrifugal Force
71
The Meaning of Constitutional Tragedy
121
The Tragic Case of Capital Punishment
129
The Dark Side of Judgment
139
Constitutional Courts in the Midst
152
Dramatic Jurisprudence
172
The First Time Tragedy
189
Glamis Yes Cawdor Yesbut King of Scotland?
203
The California
217

Divided Suffrage
81
Criminal Procedure as the Servant of Politics
90
How Stupid Can a Coasean Constitution
107
Constitutional Tragedies
113
Tragedies under the Common Law Constitution
235
Antigone and Creon
248
About the Contributors
279
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William N. Eskridge, Jr., is Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center and the author, most recently, of The Case for Same-Sex Marriage: From Sexual Liberty to Civilized Commitment.

William N. Eskridge, Jr., is Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center and the author, most recently, of The Case for Same-Sex Marriage: From Sexual Liberty to Civilized Commitment.

Sanford V. Levinson is W. St. John Garwood and W. St. John Garwood, Jr. Regents Chair in Law and Professor of Government at the University of Texas, Austin. He is the author or co-author of many books, including Framed: America's 51 Constitutions and the Crisis of Governance and Our Undemocratic Constitution: Where the Constitution Goes Wrong (And How We the People Can Correct It).

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