Cover: Originalism and the Good Constitution, from Harvard University PressCover: Originalism and the Good Constitution in HARDCOVER

Originalism and the Good Constitution

Add to Cart

Product Details


$48.00 • £38.95 • €43.00

ISBN 9780674725072

Publication Date: 11/01/2013


312 pages

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


  • 1. Originalism: Its Discontents and the Supermajoritarian Solution
  • 2. The Nature of the Argument
  • 3. The Supermajoritarian Theory of Constitutionalism
  • 4. The Compliance of the US Constitution with Desirable Supermajority Rules
  • 5. The Continuing Desirability of an Old Supermajoritarian Constitution
  • 6. Supermajoritarian Failure, Including the Exclusion of African Americans and Women
  • 7. Original Methods Originalism
  • 8. Original Methods versus Constitutional Construction
  • 9. Precedent, Originalism, and the Constitution
  • 10. The Normative Theory of Precedent
  • 11. Imagining an Originalist Future
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

From Our Blog

Photo of Karma Ben-Johanan working from home

Virtual Conferences, Working from Home, and Flying Kids

Like many conferences this year, the annual American Academy of Religion­/­Society of Biblical Literature conference will be virtual. HUP’s Editorial Director, Sharmila Sen, who normally attends the conference, decided to check in with some of the people she would have otherwise seen there in person.