9780820546049

Constitutional Theory: Arguments and Perspectives

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    9780820546049

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    0820546046

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-04-01
  • Publisher: Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender

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Table of Contents

Preface v
Acknowledgments vii
Part I Why Theory?
A Brief Historical Overview of the Development of American Constitutional Theory
1(22)
Introduction
1(1)
The Relationship Between Theory and Constitutional Structure
2(1)
Theory and the Countermajoritarian Difficulty in Early American History
3(2)
Theory in the Twentieth Century
5(7)
The Relevance of Theory to Recent Events
12(7)
Bibliography
19(4)
The Judicial Function and the Idea of Principled Decisionmaking
23(42)
Introduction
23(5)
Principled Decisionmaking
28(8)
``Pedigree Versus Policy'' or Legitimism Versus Consequentialism as a Recurring Division in Constitutional Theory?
36(8)
The Problem of Judicial Candor
44(7)
Judicial Minimalism
51(11)
Conclusion
62(1)
Bibliography
62(3)
Part II Sources
The Role of Constitutional Text
65(34)
Introduction
65(1)
What is Textualism?
66(7)
Some Critiques of Textualism
73(20)
A Case in Point
93(2)
Conclusion
95(1)
Bibliography
96(3)
Constitutional History and the ``Original Intention'' Controversy
99(38)
Introduction and Overview
99(18)
The Appropriate Levels of Generality
117(2)
Originalism Debates in the 1990s
119(12)
Nothing New Under the Sun? A Voice from the Past
131(2)
Conclusion
133(1)
Bibliography
133(4)
Structural Reasoning
137(44)
Introduction
137(18)
Majoritarianism
155(12)
Representation-Reinforcement
167(11)
Conclusion
178(1)
Bibliography
178(3)
Moral Reasoning
181(30)
Introduction
181(1)
The Use of Moral Philosophy to Discover the Right Answers to Constitutional Questions
182(17)
The Critique of Moral Reasoning
199(11)
Conclusion
210(1)
Bibliography
210(1)
Precedent in Constitutional Adjudication
211(34)
Introduction
211(2)
Case Illustrations
213(13)
Constitutional Theory and the Problem of Nonconforming Precedent
226(5)
Philosophical Commentary on Judges' Competing Obligations to Constitutional Doctrine and to the Constitution
231(9)
Conclusion
240(1)
Bibliography
241(4)
Part III Perspectives
Liberal Constitutional Theory
245(38)
Introduction
245(6)
Liberal Theory's Turn to History
251(11)
The Turn to History to Support Judicial Activism
251(2)
Liberal Theories of Popular Sovereignty and Constitutional Change
253(4)
The Liberal Turn to History in the Clinton Impeachment Proceedings
257(5)
Beyond Liberalism
262(13)
Conclusion
275(4)
Bibliography
279(4)
Conservative Constitutional Theory
283(46)
Introduction
283(2)
The Many Faces of Judicial Restraint on the Rehnquist Court
285(10)
Rule- and Tradition-Based Decisionmaking
295(4)
Economic Analysis and Rights
299(17)
Economic Analysis of the Constitution
299(6)
Economic and Libertarian Activism
305(11)
The Relationship Between ``Natural Law'' and Conservatism
316(6)
Conclusion: The Transparency of Constitutional Argumentation?
322(3)
Bibliography
325(4)
Feminist Legal Theory
329(46)
Introduction and Overview
329(7)
Liberal Feminism
336(8)
Cultural Feminism
344(10)
Radical Feminism
354(5)
Postmodern Feminism
359(9)
Conclusion
368(3)
Bibliography
371(4)
Critical Race Theory
375(48)
Introduction and Overview
375(4)
Critique of Liberalism
379(8)
Social Construction
387(8)
Narrative
395(10)
Identity Politics
405(8)
Conclusion
413(4)
Bibliography
417(6)
Interpretation Theory and Postmodernism
423(38)
Introduction
423(1)
Controversies over Interpretation Theory
424(26)
Postmodernism and Constitutional Theory
450(8)
Conclusion
458(1)
Bibliography
458(3)
Part IV Conclusion
Theory and Its Discontents
461
Introduction
461(1)
Constitutional Politics, Moments, and Interpretation
462(8)
Reading the Constitution as Written
470(10)
Conclusion: The Relationship between Theory and Practice
480(8)
Bibliography
488
Constitution of the United States 1(1)
Table of Readings 1(1)
Table of Cases 1(1)
Index 1

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