Constitutional equilibria: the partisan contingency of American constitutional law from the Jeffersonian "revolution" to the impeachment of Bill Clinton

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University Press of America, Dec 20, 2000 - Law - 164 pages
If we define the term _constitutional_ to mean rules, procedures, or substantive laws fundamental to the republic by way of widespread political agreement or consensus, then what is considered constitutional by way of original text and formal amendment is not necessarily qualitatively superior to that which is considered constitutional merely by way of case law and institutional practices held in place by partisan balances of power.

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Contents

CONSTITUTIONAL EQUILIBRIA
3
THE JEFFERSONIAN REVOLUTION
15
THE CONSTITUTIONAL POLITICS OF JACKSON
36
EQUALITY ECONOMICS AND FEDERAL AUTHORITY
59
THE 1890S REFERENDUM ON FEDERAL PROTECTION
90
SOCIAL WELFARE ENTITLEMENTS AND
109
THE 1990S A BUDGET BATTLE AND PRESIDENTIAL
140
Bibliography
152
Table of Cases
162
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