Federalism

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Federalism

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Book Chapter

Barry Cushman, Federalism, in The Cambridge Companion to the United States Constitution185, (Karen Orren & John w. Compton eds., 2018).

Book Overview

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.

ISBN

9781107476622

Publication Date

5-2018

Publisher

Campridge University Press

Keywords

federalism, Politics and International Relations, Area Studies, American Studies, Constitutional and Administrative Law, American Government, Politics and Policy, Law

Disciplines

Administrative Law | Constitutional Law | Law | Law and Politics

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