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This Companion provides a broad, historically informed introduction to the study of the US constitutional system. In place of the usual laundry lists of cases, doctrines, and theories, it presents a picture of the constitutional system in action, with separate sections devoted to constitutional principles, organizational structures, and the various legal and extra-legal 'actions' through which litigators and average citizens have attempted to bring about constitutional change. Finally, the volume covers a number of subjects that are rarely discussed in works aimed at a general audience, but which are critical to ensuring that constitutional rights are honored in the day-to-day lives of citizens. These include standing and causes of action, suits against officeholders, and the inner workings of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC). This Companion places present-day constitutional controversies in historical context, and offers insights from a range of disciplines, including history, political science, and law.
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A lighter touch : American constitutional principles in comparative perspective / Gary Jeffrey Jacobsohn Understanding due process / Donald A. Dripps Civil liberties and the dual legacy of the founding / John W. Compton Political representation and the U.S. Constitution / Andrew Rehfeld Equality / Ken I. Kersch Causes of action for enforcing the constitution / Ann Woolhandler and Michael G. Collins Federalism / Barry cushman Separation of powers / Mark A. Graber Executive power and national security power / Andrew Kent and Julian Davis Mortenson The constitution and the administrative state / Edward L. Rubin Constitutional judgment / Howard Schweber Suits against officeholders / James E. Pfander Habeas corpus / Amanda L. Tyler Implementation and impact : the courts, the constitution, and public policy / John I. Hanley and Gordon Silverstein Constitutional law and social change : mapping pathways of influence / Tomiko Brown-Nagin Balancing privacy and national security : a rule of lenity for national security surveillance law / Orin S. Kerr.