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The language of law and the foundations of American constitutionalism

Gary L. McDowell

The language of law and the foundations of American constitutionalism

by Gary L. McDowell

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Published by Cambridge University Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Constitutional law -- United States,
  • Law -- United States -- Language,
  • Constitutional law -- Interpretation and construction

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementGary L. McDowell.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsKF4550 .M33 2010
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23736284M
    ISBN 109780521192897, 9780521140911
    LC Control Number2009039190

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    The church and the covenant; The Pilgrims; The plantation covenants --The colonial corporation; Early institutions; The beginnings and the character of American representation --The social compact and its significance in America --The Constitutional Convention --The courts and the right of judicial review; The reign of law --The foundations of.   My rating is an average of two different aspects of this book: one star for his account of the background to the U.S. Constitution (the book for that would be Lutz's Origins of American Constitutionalism rather than this volume), three stars for his own positive (and Rawlsian) account of the moral principles he takes our Constitution to embody.2/5.

    Get this from a library! Foundations of American constitutionalism. [David A J Richards] -- In writing the constitution, the Founders combined a Lockean theory of politically legitimate power with the political science they had learned from Machiavelli, Harrington, Hume, and Montesquieu to. Constitutionalism is "a compound of ideas, attitudes, and patterns of behavior elaborating the principle that the authority of government derives from and is limited by a body of fundamental law".. Political organizations are constitutional to the extent that they "contain institutionalized mechanisms of power control for the protection of the interests and liberties of the citizenry.


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