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The Fallacies of States' Rights

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$48.00 • £38.95 • €43.00

ISBN 9780674066670

Publication Date: 01/14/2013


256 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

1 table


  • Introduction: America’s Oldest Constitutional Debate
  • 1. Why the States Can’t Check National Power
  • 2. John Marshall and a Constitution for National Security and Prosperity
  • 3. The Implications of Marshallian Federalism
  • 4. Why States’ Rights Federalism Is Impossible to Defend
  • 5. John C. Calhoun’s False Theory of the Union
  • 6. States’ Rights as Rights Only to Participate in National Processes
  • 7. Why Marshallians Should (But Probably Won’t) Win the Federalism Debate
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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