The Constitution in 2020

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-05-26
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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The Constitution in 2020 is a powerful blueprint for implementing a more progressive vision of constitutional law in the years ahead. Edited by two of America's leading constitutional scholars, the book provides a new framework for addressing the most important constitutional issues of the future in clear, accessible language. Featuring some of America's finest legal minds--Cass Sunstein, Bruce Ackerman, Robert Post, Harold Koh, Larry Kramer, Noah Feldman, Pam Karlan, William Eskridge, Mark Tushnet, Yochai Benkler and Richard Ford, among others--the book tackles a wide range of issues, including the challenge of new technologies, presidential power, international human rights, religious liberty, freedom of speech, voting, reproductive rights, and economic rights. The Constitution in 2020 calls on liberals to articulate their constitutional vision in a way that can command the confidence of ordinary Americans.

Author Biography

Jack M. Balkin is Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment at Yale Law School, and the Founder and Director of Yale's Information Society Project.
Reva B. Siegel is Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Professor of Law and Deputy Dean of Yale Law School

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Constitution in 2020p. I
Interpreting Our Constitution
Fidelity to Text and Principlep. II
Democratic Constitutionalismp. 25
Social Rights and Legislative Constitutionalism
The Minimalist Constitutionp. 37
Economic Power and the Constitutionp. 45
Social and Economic Rights in the American Grain: Reclaiming Constitutional Political Economyp. 55
State Action in 2020p. 69
The Missing Jurisprudence of the Legislated Constitutionp. 79
Remembering How to Do Equalityp. 93
Citizenship and Community
The Citizenship Agendap. 109
National Citizenship and the Promise of Equal Educational Opportunityp. 119
Terms of Belongingp. 133
Hopeless Constitutionalism, Hopeful Pragmatismp. 143
Democracy and Civil Liberties
Voting Rights and the Third Reconstructionp. 159
Political Organization and the Future of Democracyp. 167
A Progressive Perspective on Freedom of Speechp. 179
Information, Structures, and the Constitution of American Societyp. 187
The Constitution in the National Surveillance Statep. 197
The Progressive Pastp. 209
Protecting Religious Diversity
The Framers' Church-State Problem-and Oursp. 221
Progressive, the Religion Clauses, and the Limits of Secularismp. 231
Families and Values
A Liberal Vision of U.S. Family Law in 2020p. 245
A Progressive Reproductive Rights Agenda for 2020p. 255
State, Nation, World
What's Federalism For?p. 269
Progressive Constitutionalism and Transnational Legal Discoursep. 285
"Strategies of the Weak": Thinking Globally and Acting Locally toward a Progressive Constitutional Visionp. 297
America and the World, 2020p. 313
Acknowledgmentsp. 327
About the Contributorsp. 329
Indexp. 339
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