In this surprising and highly unconventional work, Harvard law professor Mark Tushnet poses a seemingly simple question that yields a thoroughly unexpected answer. The Constitution matters, he argues, not because it structures our government but because it structures our politics. He maintains that politicians and political parties—not Supreme Court decisions—are the true engines of constitutional change in our system. This message will empower all citizens who use direct political action to define and protect our rights and liberties as Americans.More book details are here. Mark’s posts, which have generated a lot of interest around the blogosphere, have included:
“Transformative” Supreme Court Appointments
Supreme Court Nominations in Historical Perspective, parts one and two
How Does Constitutional Law Change?, and
Felix Frankfurter on the “Switch in Time”
Thanks to Mark!