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Recent books on the US Constitution. Randy Barnette’s course reading assignment through the years.

Doug_Nightmare

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Every year, I teach a seminar called Recent Books on the Constitution. I initially designed this course when I visited Georgetown in 2005. Because I tend to read what relates directly to my current projects, I felt that I was not keeping up with the literature. By assigning recent books on the Constitution to read as part of my teaching, I would actually read them. This has really worked for me.

The complete list of all the books I have assigned is below. Since 2005, I have assigned 85 books by 79 authors, with Sandy Levinson, Gerard Magliocca, Eric Segall, Dan Farber, Philip Hamburger, and David Bernstein each making 2 appearances. Four books were assigned in manuscript before publication. This fall, I am assigning a portion of my book with Evan Bernick: The Original Meaning of the 14th Amendment: Its Letter and Spirit, plus these 5 books:

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Every year, I teach a seminar called Recent Books on the Constitution. I initially designed this course when I visited Georgetown in 2005. Because I tend to read what relates directly to my current projects, I felt that I was not keeping up with the literature. By assigning recent books on the Constitution to read as part of my teaching, I would actually read them. This has really worked for me.

The complete list of all the books I have assigned is below. Since 2005, I have assigned 85 books by 79 authors, with Sandy Levinson, Gerard Magliocca, Eric Segall, Dan Farber, Philip Hamburger, and David Bernstein each making 2 appearances. Four books were assigned in manuscript before publication. This fall, I am assigning a portion of my book with Evan Bernick: The Original Meaning of the 14th Amendment: Its Letter and Spirit, plus these 5 books:

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and yet dougie here you are quoting RANDY E. BARNETT, JD, author of the article, w/o appropriate attribution [MW - quote:
the ascribing of a work (as of literature or art) to a particular author or artist. unquote.]

finally, a thought regarding Dr. Barnett's use of the term "recent" in the title yet proceeds to list book titles back to 2005 ~ recent...hummm!

additionally, is the good Dr. Barnett considered a scholarly student of the constitution from a perspective of:
*textualist or
*original meaning or
*judicial precedent or
*pragmatist or
*moralist or
*ethos or
*structuralist or
*historical practice

interpreter of this country's founding documents?

*[ https://www.everycrsreport.com/files/20180315_R45129_cb5c5e75fbf7cce711d3ada8082995ef853a52e0.pdf ]*

personally, i prefer the textualism & originalism modality(ies) whenever i research those sections of the founding document(s) of interest to my needs at any given time, e.g., Lincoln's violating constitutional principles, etc.
 
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