Federalism, the Supreme Court, and the Seventeenth Amendment: The Irony of Constitutional Democracy

Federalism, the Supreme Court, and the Seventeenth Amendment: The Irony of Constitutional Democracy

Abraham Lincoln worried that the 'walls' of the constitution would ultimately be leveled by the 'silent artillery of time.' His fears materialized with the 1913 ratification of the Seventeenth Amendment, which, by eliminating federalism's structural protection, altered the very nature and meaning of federalism. Ralph A. Rossum's provocative new book considers the forces unleashed by an amendment to install the direct election of U.S. Senators. Far from expecting… (more)

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Publisher: Lexington Books (September 12, 2001)

Parent ISBN: 9780739102855

Page count: 312 pages

Language: English


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