Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, 
xviii, 357 pages ; 24 cm.
Formatted Contents Note
The jurisprudence of history The jurisprudence of Democracy The jurisprudence of Philosophy Antiformalism in Constitutional theory Intuitionism and little theory The Constitution of Government The Constitution of the Bureaucratic State The Constitution of Religion The Constitution of the Market.
"The power of the Supreme Court to rule actions of Congress, the President, or the states unconstitutional is seemingly an undemocratic aspect of our system. The rationale for this power and how it should be exercised by the Court has produced over our history a series of debates and theories of constitutional law, the most recent being the on-going controversy over originalism. In this book Mark Tushnet critiques the grand theories of constitutional law, arguing that they all fail to explain the Constitution or guide the Court in its application across the wide range of cases it deals with, creating a firestorm of critical commentary. This new edition includes a foreword by Sandy Levinson and an afterword by the author to this book that was published by Harvard in 1988"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
KF4575 .T87 2015
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