Keith E. Whittington

Princeton University - Department of Political Science

Professor

Corwin Hall

Princeton, NJ 08544-1012

United States

http://www.princeton.edu/~kewhitt/

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Scholarly Papers (62)

1.

A Formidable Weapon of Faction? The Law and Politics of Impeachment

Law and Social Inquiry, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 14 Feb 2019 Last Revised: 16 Feb 2019
Keith E. Whittington
Princeton University - Department of Political Science
Downloads 969 (36,330)
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Donald Trump, Presidential Impeachment, Impeachment, High Crimes, Impeachable Offenses, Constitutional Politics, Constitutional Construction

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Presidents, Senates, and Failed Supreme Court Nominations

U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 103, Princeton Law and Public Affairs Working Paper No. 06-016
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 15 Aug 2006
Keith E. Whittington
Princeton University - Department of Political Science
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Supreme Court, Senate, presidency, confirmation, appointments

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Introduction for Law and Politics: Critical Concepts in Political Science

LAW AND POLITICS: CRITICAL CONCEPTS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE, K. Whittington, ed., Routledge, December 2012
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 02 Jun 2012
Keith E. Whittington
Princeton University - Department of Political Science
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law and politics, law and courts, judicial politics, political science, law and society, political jurisprudence

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Originalism: A Critical Introduction

Fordham Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 26 Aug 2013
Keith E. Whittington
Princeton University - Department of Political Science
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originalism, constitutional interpretation, constitutional construction, judicial review, constitutional theory

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Originalism, Constitutional Construction, and the Problem of Faithless Electors

Arizona Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 06 Mar 2017
Keith E. Whittington
Princeton University - Department of Political Science
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Electoral College, Faithless Electors, Originalism, Constitutional Construction, Constitutional History

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The Status of Unwritten Constitutional Conventions in the United States

University of Illinois Law Review, Vol. 2013, No. 5, 2013
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 06 Apr 2013
Keith E. Whittington
Princeton University - Department of Political Science
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constitutional conventions, dicey, amar, norms, unwritten constitution, construction

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Professorial Speech, the First Amendment, and the 'Anti-CRT' Laws

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 19 Aug 2022
Keith E. Whittington
Princeton University - Department of Political Science
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academic freedom, free speech, government speech, government employee speech, critical race theory, pickering, garcetti

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Making a Mountain Out of a Molehill? Marbury and the Construction of the Constitutional Canon

Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 13 Feb 2012
Keith E. Whittington and Amanda Rinderle
Princeton University - Department of Political Science and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Marbury, John Marshall, judicial review, constitutional canon, citations

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The Myth of the Nondelegation Doctrine

University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 165, 2016
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 02 Mar 2016 Last Revised: 04 Aug 2018
Keith E. Whittington and Jason Iuliano
Princeton University - Department of Political Science and University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law
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nondelegation, delegation, constitution, constitution-in-exile, New Deal

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The Least Activist Supreme Court in History? The Roberts Court and the Exercise of Judicial Review

Notre Dame Law Review, Vol. 89, No. 5, 2014
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 09 Feb 2014
Keith E. Whittington
Princeton University - Department of Political Science
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Roberts Court, judicial review, judicial activism, Rehnquist Court, conservative, judicial restraint

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Constructing a New American Constitution

Constitutional Commentary 34:1 (Fall 2010): 119-37
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 06 Jun 2012
Keith E. Whittington
Princeton University - Department of Political Science
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originalism, constitutional construction, judicial review, constitutional politics, popular constitutionalism

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Is Originalism Too Conservative?

Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, 34 (2011): 29
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 06 Jun 2012
Keith E. Whittington
Princeton University - Department of Political Science
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originalism, constitutional interpretation, judicial review, conservatism, Reagan, Scalia

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Why Does the Supreme Court Uphold so Many Laws?

University of Illinois Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 19 May 2017
Ben Johnson and Keith E. Whittington
Penn State Law School (University Park) and Princeton University - Department of Political Science
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judicial review, cert, reversals, judicial politics, supreme court

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What Can Professors Say in Public? Extramural Speech and the First Amendment

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 21 Oct 2022
Keith E. Whittington
Princeton University - Department of Political Science
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government employee speech, academic freedom, First Amendment, Pickering, extramural speech

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Sober Second Thoughts: Evaluating the History of Horizontal Judicial Review by the U.S. Supreme Court

Constitutional Studies, (Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 11 Jul 2016
Keith E. Whittington
Princeton University - Department of Political Science
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judicial review, Supreme Court, judicial politics

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Ideology, Partisanship, and Judicial Review of Acts of Congress, 1789-2006

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 20 Sep 2009
Tom S. Clark and Keith E. Whittington
Emory University - Department of Political Science and Princeton University - Department of Political Science
Downloads 184 (246,673)
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On Pluralism within Originalism

THE CHALLENGE OF ORIGINALISM: THEORIES OF CONSTITUTIONAL INTERPRETATION, Grant Huscroft and Bradley W. Miller, eds., Cambridge University Press, 2011
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 02 Jun 2012
Keith E. Whittington
Princeton University - Department of Political Science
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originalism, pluralism, constitutional interpretation, Griffin, modalities

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Academic Freedom and the Mission of the University

Houston Law Review, Vol. 59, No. 4, 2022
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 05 Jan 2022 Last Revised: 08 Jan 2022
Keith E. Whittington
Princeton University - Department of Political Science
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academic freedom, intellectual freedom, First Amendment, free speech, higher education

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State Constitutional Law in the New Deal Period

Rutgers Law Journal Forthcoming
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 13 Apr 2015
Keith E. Whittington
Princeton University - Department of Political Science
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judicial review, states, constitutional law, constitutional development, New Deal

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Free Speech and the Diverse University

Fordham Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 05 Mar 2019
Keith E. Whittington
Princeton University - Department of Political Science
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free speech, academic freedom, campus free speech, inclusivity, higher education

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Academic Freedom and the Scope of Protections for Extramural Speech

Academe, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 19 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 06 Feb 2019
Keith E. Whittington
Princeton University - Department of Political Science
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academic freedom, extramural speech, free speech, First Amendment, prophylatic rules

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The Bounded Independence of American Courts

New York University Law Review Online (2017)
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 19 Mar 2018
Keith E. Whittington
Princeton University - Department of Political Science
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judicial independence, Donald Trump, departmentalism, Merryman

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Much Ado About Nothing: Signing Statements, Vetoes, and Presidential Constitutional Interpretation

William & Mary Law Review, Vol. 58, 2016
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 18 Jul 2016
Keith E. Whittington
Princeton University - Department of Political Science
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signing statements, presidential veto, departmentalism, George W. Bush

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The Nondelegation Doctrine: Alive and Well

Notre Dame Law Review, Vol. 93, 2017
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 14 Aug 2018
Jason Iuliano and Keith E. Whittington
University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law and Princeton University - Department of Political Science
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Nondelegation; Delegation; Separation of Powers; New Deal; Constitution-In-Exile

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Partisanship, Norms, and Federal Judicial Appointments

Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 26 Mar 2018
Keith E. Whittington
Princeton University - Department of Political Science
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Federal Courts, Judicial Selection, Separation of Powers, Trump, Judicial Independence, Court Packing

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The Vexing Problem of Faithless Electors

Cato Supreme Court Review, 2020
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 18 Sep 2020
Keith E. Whittington
Princeton University - Department of Political Science
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Electoral College, Presidency, Faithless Electors, Presidential Election, Supreme Court, Hamilton Electors, Chiafalo v. Washington, Colorado Department of State v. Baca

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Is Presidential Impeachment Like a Coup?

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 19 Dec 2019
Keith E. Whittington
Princeton University - Department of Political Science
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Donald Trump, impeachment, presidency, separation of powers

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Impeachment in a System of Checks and Balances

Missouri Law Review, Vol. 87, No. 3, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 19 Jul 2022
Keith E. Whittington
Princeton University - Department of Political Science
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impeachment, high crimes and misdemeanors, Donald Trump, separation of powers

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Judicial Review of Congress Database Codebook

Number of pages: 10 Posted: 10 Jun 2019
Keith E. Whittington
Princeton University - Department of Political Science
Downloads 39 (633,452)
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judicial review, Marbury, Supreme Court, Congress, constitutional history, constitutional law

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'Our Own Limited Role in Policing These Boundaries': Taking Small Steps on Health Care

Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 22 Sep 2012
Keith E. Whittington
Princeton University - Department of Political Science
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Affordable Care Act, ACA, Roberts Court, Sebelius, commerce clause, taxation clause, healthcare

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Constitutional Constraints in Politics

The Supreme Court and the Idea of Constitutionalism, Steven Kautz, ed., University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009
Posted: 14 Nov 2010
Keith E. Whittington
Princeton University - Department of Political Science

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constitutionalism, constitutional law, judicial review, separation of powers, constitutional failure, supreme court

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The State of the Union is a Presidential Pep Rally

Inter Alia: Yale Law and Policy Review, Vol. 28, June 2010
Posted: 14 Nov 2010
Keith E. Whittington
Princeton University - Department of Political Science

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presidency, supreme court, citizens united, state of the union, judicial review, judicial independence, separation of powers

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Judicial Checks on the President

THE OXFORD HANDBOOK OF THE AMERICAN PRESIDENCY, George C. Edwards III, William G. Howell, Oxford University Press, 2009
Posted: 13 Nov 2010
Keith E. Whittington
Princeton University - Department of Political Science

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presidency, judicial review, administrative law, Chevron, Youngstown

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Judicial Review of Congress Before the Civil War

Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 97, No. 5, 2009
Posted: 30 May 2009
Keith E. Whittington
Princeton University - Department of Political Science

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Marbury, Dred Scott, judicial review, judicial supremacy, constitutional history, judicial politics

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Constitutionalism

Oxford Handbook of Law and Politics, 2008
Posted: 03 Dec 2008
Keith E. Whittington
Princeton University - Department of Political Science

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constitutionalism, constitution, judicial review, supreme court, constitutional law, popular constitutionalism, separation of powers

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The Oxford Handbook of Law and Politics

OXFORD HANDBOOK OF LAW AND POLITICS, Keith E. Whittington, R. Daniel Kelemen, Gregory A. Caldeira, eds., Oxford University Press, Forthcoming
Posted: 06 Oct 2008
Keith E. Whittington
Princeton University - Department of Political Science

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politics, political science, courts, policy, judicial politics, judicial process

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Political Foundations of Judicial Supremacy: The President, the Supreme Court, and Constitutional Leadership in U.S. History

Political Foundations of Judicial Supremacy, 2007
Posted: 26 Mar 2007
Keith E. Whittington
Princeton University - Department of Political Science

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judicial supremacy, judicial review, departmentalism, popular constitution, presidency

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Clothed with the Legitimate Authority of the People: A Review of Akhil Amar's America's Constitution

Princeton Law and Public Affairs Working Paper, U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 126
Posted: 18 Nov 2005
Keith E. Whittington
Princeton University - Department of Political Science

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Constitution, constitutional history, Amar

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Interpose Your Friendly Hand: Political Supports for the Exercise of Judicial Review by the United States Supreme Court

American Political Science Review, Vol. 99, No. 4, November 2005, Princeton Law and Public Affairs Working Paper
Posted: 15 Sep 2005
Keith E. Whittington
Princeton University - Department of Political Science

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judicial review, judicial supremacy, judicial activism, judicial independence

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The Burger Court: Once More in Transition

THE SUPREMEM COURT OF THE UNITED STATES: THE PURSUIT OF JUSTICE, Christopher Tomlins, ed., New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2005
Posted: 09 Sep 2005
Keith E. Whittington
Princeton University - Department of Political Science

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Burger Court, judicial review, Warren Court, Rehnquist Court

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Constitutional Theory and the Faces of Power

THE JUDICIARY IN AMERICAN DEMOCRACY: ALEXANDER BICKEL, THE COUNTER-MAJORITARIAN DIFFICULTY, AND CONTEMPORARY CONSTITUTIONAL THEORY, Kenneth Ward, ed., Albany: SUNY Press, 2005
Posted: 09 Sep 2005
Keith E. Whittington
Princeton University - Department of Political Science

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constitutionalism, constitutional theory, judicial review, Bickel

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Judicial Review and Interpretation: Have the Courts Become Sovereign When Interpreting the Constitution?

THE INSTITUTIONS OF DEMOCRACY: THE JUDICIAL BRANCH, Kermit Hall, Kevin McGuire, eds., New York: Oxford University Press, 2005
Posted: 09 Sep 2005
Keith E. Whittington
Princeton University - Department of Political Science

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judicial review, judicial activism, democracy, constitutional interpretation

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Congress and the Constitution

Posted: 06 Jul 2005
Neal Devins and Keith E. Whittington
William & Mary Law School and Princeton University - Department of Political Science

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Congress, constitution outside the courts, judicial review, extrajudicial

James Madison Has Left the Building: A Review of J. Mitchell Pickerill, Constitutional Deliberation in Congress

Posted: 22 May 2005
Keith E. Whittington
Princeton University - Department of Political Science

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Congress, constitution outside the courts, judicial review, extrajudicial

James Madison Has Left the Building: A Review of J. Mitchell Pickerill, Constitutional Deliberation in Congress

Posted: 23 Jun 2005
Keith E. Whittington
Princeton University - Department of Political Science

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Congress Before the Lochner Court

Posted: 22 May 2005
Keith E. Whittington
Princeton University - Department of Political Science

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Lochner, judicial review, countermajoritarian, judicial supremacy

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The Casey Five Versus the Federalism Five: Supreme Legislator or Prudent Umpire?

Posted: 22 Aug 2004
Keith E. Whittington
Princeton University - Department of Political Science

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Casey, abortion, federalism, judicial review, judicial supremacy, judicial activism

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Judicial Independence, the Power of the Purse, and Inherent Judicial Powers

Posted: 12 Jul 2004
G. Gregg Webb and Keith E. Whittington
Princeton University and Princeton University - Department of Political Science

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inherent judicial powers, state courts, budget politics, judicial independence

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Executive Power in American Institutional Development

Posted: 12 Jul 2004
Keith E. Whittington and Dan Carpenter
Princeton University - Department of Political Science and Harvard University

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presidency, congress, delegation, presidential power, separation of powers

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The New Originalism

Posted: 23 Jun 2004
Keith E. Whittington
Princeton University - Department of Political Science

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original intent, constitutional theory, judicial review, Rehnquist

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Legislative Sanctions and the Strategic Environment of Judicial Review

Posted: 24 Feb 2003
Keith E. Whittington
Princeton University - Department of Political Science

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William H. Rehnquist: Nixon's Strict Constructionist, Reagan's Chief Justice

Posted: 11 Feb 2003
Keith E. Whittington
Princeton University - Department of Political Science

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William Rehnquist, Supreme Court, judicial review, original intent

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'To Support this Constitution': Judicial Supremacy in the Twentieth Century

Posted: 11 Feb 2003
Keith E. Whittington
Princeton University - Department of Political Science

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judicial review, judicial activism, Supreme Court, judicial supremacy

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Yet Another Constitutional Crisis?

Posted: 11 Jan 2002
Keith E. Whittington
Princeton University - Department of Political Science

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Impeachment, Presidential Election, Bush v. Gore, Constitutional Crisis, Constitutional Theory, Separation of Powers

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Extrajudicial Constitutional Interpretation: Three Objections and Responses

Posted: 21 Dec 2001
Keith E. Whittington
Princeton University - Department of Political Science

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Judicial Supremacy, Judicial Review, Judicial Activism, Constitution Outside the Courts, Constitutional Interpretation

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Taking What They Give Us: Explaining the Court's Federalism Offensive

Posted: 22 Oct 2001
Keith E. Whittington
Princeton University - Department of Political Science

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federalism, Supreme Court, commerce clause

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Presidential Challenges to Judicial Supremacy and the Politics of Constitutional Meaning

Polity, Vol. 33, Spring 2001
Posted: 05 Jun 2001
Keith E. Whittington
Princeton University - Department of Political Science

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judicial supremacy, judicial independence, presidency, constitutional interpretation, departmentalism

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The Road Not Taken: Dred Scott, Judicial Authority, and Political Questions

Posted: 25 May 2001
Keith E. Whittington
Princeton University - Department of Political Science

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Dworkin's 'Originalism': The Role of Intentions in Constitutional Interpretation

Review of Politics, Vol. 62, Spring 2000
Posted: 14 Nov 2000
Keith E. Whittington
Princeton University - Department of Political Science

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Bill Clinton Was No Andrew Johnson: Comparing Two Impeachments

University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, Vol. 2, March 2000
Posted: 07 Jun 2000
Keith E. Whittington
Princeton University - Department of Political Science

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Constitutional Interpretation: Textual Meaning, Original Intent, and Judicial Review

Posted: 01 Mar 2000
Keith E. Whittington
Princeton University - Department of Political Science

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Constitutional Construction: Divided Powers and Constitutional Meaning

Posted: 01 Mar 2000
Keith E. Whittington
Princeton University - Department of Political Science

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Dismantling the Modern State? The Changing Structural Foundations of Federalism

Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, Vol. 25, Summer 1998
Posted: 03 Nov 1998
Keith E. Whittington
Princeton University - Department of Political Science

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Other Papers (2)

Total Downloads: 34
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Research Note on the History of Judicial Review of Congress and JRC Database

Number of pages: 3 Posted: 17 Jun 2019
Keith E. Whittington
Princeton University - Department of Political Science
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judicial review, Supreme Court, Congress, constitutional history, Marbury, constitutional law

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Partisanship, Norms, and Federal Judicial Appointments

Number of pages: 8 Posted: 04 Dec 2017
Keith E. Whittington
Princeton University - Department of Political Science
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judicial appointments, confirmations, Senate, circuit courts, federal courts, constitutional law