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Eisgruber, Christopher L.

Works: 18 works in 96 publications in 1 language and 6,449 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Academic theses  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor, Contributor, htt
Classifications: E183, 320.973
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Most widely held works by Christopher L Eisgruber
Religious freedom and the constitution by Christopher L Eisgruber( )

24 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 2,291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argues that the separation of church and state that is often used to surpress religious expression in the United States is contrary to the founding fathers' intent, and explains that the guiding principles of Equal Liberty offer greater religious freedoms
Constitutional self-government by Christopher L Eisgruber( )

24 editions published between 2001 and 2021 in English and held by 2,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Constitutional Self-Government, Christopher Eisgruber focuses directly on the Constitution's seemingly undemocratic features. Whereas other scholars have tried to reconcile these features with majority rule, or simply acknowledged them as necessary limits on democracy, Eisgruber argues that constitutionalism is best regarded not as a constraint upon self-government, but as a crucial ingredient in a complex, non-majoritarian form of democracy."--Jacket
The next justice : repairing the Supreme Court appointments process by Christopher L Eisgruber( )

23 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 1,908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Supreme Court appointments process is broken, and the timing couldn't be worse - for liberals or conservatives. The Court is just one more solid conservative justice away from an ideological sea change - a hard-right turn on an array of issues that affect every American, from abortion to environmental protection. But neither those who look at this prospect with pleasure nor those who view it with horror will be able to make informed judgments about the next nominee to the Court - unless the appointments process is fixed now. In The Next Justice, Christopher Eisgruber proposes a way to do just that
Global justice and the bulwarks of localism : human rights in context by Christopher L Eisgruber( Book )

10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this volume, internationally noted scholars collaborate to address issues about human rights and local culture from philosophical, legal, anthropological and sociological perspectives. Their essays focus on topics including self-determination, religion, truth & reconciliation commissions, and sexual mores."
Religious freedom and the constitution by Christopher L Eisgruber( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Constitutional politics : essays on constitution making, maintenance, and change by Sotirios A Barber( )

2 editions published in 2022 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What does it mean to have a constitution? Scholars and students associated with Walter Murphy at Princeton University have long asked this question in their exploration of constitutional politics and judicial behavior. These scholars, concerned with the making, maintenance, and deliberate change of the Constitution, have made unique and significant contributions to our understanding of American constitutional law by going against the norm of court-centered and litigation-minded research. Beginning in the late 1970s, this new wave of academics explored questions ranging from the nature of creating the U.S. Constitution to the philosophy behind amending it. In this collection, Sotirios A. Barber and Robert P. George bring together fourteen essays by members of this Princeton group--some of the most distinguished scholars in the field. These works consider the meaning of having a constitution, the implications of particular choices in the design of constitutions, and the meaning of judicial supremacy in the interpretation of the Constitution. The overarching ambition of this collection is to awaken a constitutionalist consciousness in its readers--to view themselves as potential makers and changers of constitutions, as opposed to mere subjects of existing arrangements. In addition to the editors, the contributors are Walter F. Murphy, John E. Finn, Christopher L. Eisgruber, James E. Fleming, Jeffrey K. Tulis, Suzette Hemberger, Stephen Macedo, Sanford Levinson, H. N. Hirsch, Wayne D. Moore, Keith E. Whittington, and Mark E. Brandon
Moral and Political Education : NOMOS XLIII( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What are the proper aims of education in a liberal democracy? Given the deep disagreement about moral and religious values in modern societies, what is the proper balance between public and private claimants to educational authority? Should parents be given greater control over their children's formal education? Are today's public schools promoting a culture of rootless individualism? Do we increasingly resort to prisons and punishment instead of schooling and moral education to control young people? And what, finally, should be the fate of the great project of racially integrated schooling: a project that energized a vast expenditure of hopes and resources in the latter half of the 20th century in America? Should we recommit ourselves to the ideal of integration, or should we embrace other, perhaps better, ways to help the disadvantaged and promote social integration? Should we go further, and affirm that predominantly black educational institutions have intrinsic benefits, such as preserving black culture and providing role models for black youngsters? As education reform takes center stage these questions are at the heart of what it means to be an American and participate in a democratic society. The essayists in this volume bring philosophical, political, and legal reflection to bear on the practical questions of how education should be changed to meet the needs of the twenty-first century. In so doing they display a determination to illuminate the educational choices that lie before all modern democracies. Contributors: Anita L. Allen, Lawrence Blum, Harry Brighouse, Randall Curren, Peter de Marneffe, James G. Dwyer, Christopher Eisgruber, William A. Galston, Amy Gutmann, Michael W. McConnell, Rob Reich, Nancy L. Rosenblum, Yael Tamir, John Tomasi, and Andrew Valls
September 11 in history : a watershed moment?( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hours after the collapse of the Twin Towers, the idea that the September 11 attacks had "changed everything" permeated American popular and political discussion. In the period since then, the events of September 11 have been used to justify profound changes in U.S. public policy and foreign relations. Bringing together leading scholars of history, law, literature, and Islam, September 11 in History asks whether the attacks and their aftermath truly marked a transition in U.S. and world history or whether they are best understood in the context of pre-existing historical trajectories.From a variety of perspectives, the contributors to this collection scrutinize claims about September 11, in terms of both their historical validity and their consequences. Essays range from an analysis of terms like "ground zero," "homeland," and "the axis of evil" to an argument that the U.S. naval base at Guantánamo Bay has become a site for acting out a repressed imperial history. Examining the effect of the attacks on Islamic self-identity, one contributor argues that Osama bin Laden enacted an interpretation of Islam on September 11 and asserts that progressive Muslims must respond to it. Other essays focus on the deployment of Orientalist tropes in categorizations of those who "look Middle Eastern," the blurring of domestic and international law evident in a number of legal developments including the use of military tribunals to prosecute suspected terrorists, and the justifications for and consequences of American unilateralism. This collection ultimately reveals that everything did not change on September 11, 2001, but that some foundations of democratic legitimacy have been significantly eroded by claims that it did.ContributorsKhaled Abou el FadlMary L. DudziakChristopher L. EisgruberLaurence R. HelferSherman A. JacksonAmy B. KaplanElaine Tyler MayLawrence G. SagerRuti G. TeitelLeti VolppMarilyn B. Young
Speak freely : why universities must defend free speech by Keith E Whittington( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Free speech is under attack at colleges and universities today, with critics on and off campus challenging the value of open inquiry and freewheeling intellectual debate. Too often speakers are shouted down, professors are threatened, and classes are disrupted. In Speak Freely, Keith Whittington argues that universities must protect and encourage free speech because vigorous free speech is the lifeblood of the university. Without free speech, a university cannot fulfill its most basic, fundamental, and essential purposes, including fostering freedom of thought, ideological diversity, and tolerance. Examining such hot-button issues as trigger warnings, safe spaces, hate speech, disruptive protests, speaker disinvitations, the use of social media by faculty, and academic politics, Speak Freely describes the dangers of empowering campus censors to limit speech and enforce orthodoxy. It explains why free speech and civil discourse are at the heart of the university's mission of creating and nurturing an open and diverse community dedicated to learning. It shows why universities must make space for voices from both the left and right. And it points out how better understanding why the university lives or dies by free speech can help guide everyone--including students, faculty, administrators, and alumni--when faced with difficult challenges such as unpopular, hateful, or dangerous speech. Timely and vitally important, Speak Freely demonstrates why universities can succeed only by fostering more free speech, more free thought--and a greater tolerance for both."--Provided by publisher
This America : the case for the nation by Jill Lepore( Book )

1 edition published in 2020 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Lepore offers a brief history of American nationalism, making the case for the nation, and for the enduring importance of the United States and of American civic ideals, by arguing against nationalism, and for liberalism. She believes that much of American history has been a battle between two forms of nationalism, liberal and illiberal, from the Civil War to the nation's latest struggles over immigration. -- adapted from jacket and author's note on page [11]
Religious Freedom in Canada and the United States by Christopher L Eisgruber( )

1 edition published in 2010 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This article compares the constitutional treatment of religion in the United States and Canada in light of differing patterns of religious practice in the two countries. It focuses on two questions. First, to what extent might constitutional norms or constitutional structures have contributed to their differing levels of religiosity? Though the evidence is inconclusive, the article argues that there are several constitutional differences-including differences with regard to the disestablishment of religion and the fragmentation of political authority into multiple jurisdictions-that might have affected levels of religiosity significantly. Second, to what extent have the religious differences between the two countries produced different constitutional norms of religious freedom? The article argues that, in general, the religious freedom jurisprudence of the two countries is surprisingly convergent, but there is one important difference: the idea of a quot;strict separation of church and statequot; pursuant to which any state support for religion or any state entanglement with religion is unconstitutional, has great power in the United States but little in Canada. Discrepancies between Canadian and American religious history have undoubtedly contributed to this difference
Congressional power and religious libertiy after City of Boerne v Flores by Christopher L Eisgruber( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Memoriam : Justice John Paul Stevens by John G Roberts( Book )

1 edition published in 2020 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Religious freedom and the constitution by Christopher L Eisgruber( Recording )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Religion has become a charged token in a politics of division. In disputes about faith-based social services, public money for religious schools, the Pledge of Allegiance, Ten Commandments monuments, the theory of evolution, and many other topics, angry contestation threatens to displace America's historic commitment to religious freedom. Part of the problem, the authors argue, is that constitutional analysis of religious freedom has been hobbled by the idea of "a wall of separation" between church and state. That metaphor has been understood to demand that religion be treated far better than other concerns in some contexts, and far worse in others. Sometimes it seems to insist on both contrary forms of treatment simultaneously. Missing has been concern for the fair and equal treatment of religion. In response, the authors offer an understanding of religious freedom called Equal Liberty. Equal Liberty is guided by two principles. First, no one within the reach of the Constitution ought to be devalued on account of the spiritual foundation of their commitments. Second, all persons should enjoy broad rights of free speech, personal autonomy, associative freedom, and private property. Together, these principles are generous and fair to a wide range of religious beliefs and practices. With Equal Liberty as their guide, the authors offer practical, moderate, and appealing terms for the settlement of many hot-button issues that have plunged religious freedom into controversy. Their book calls Americans back to the project of finding fair terms of cooperation for a religiously diverse people, and it offers a valuable set of tools for working toward that end.-Dust jacket
Colloquium on Constitutional Theory, spring 1999 by New York University( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An examination of the nature and significance of the comprehensive ways of thinking exemplified by some recent contributions to American constitutional thought by Christopher L Eisgruber( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Global Implications of Local Violations of the Energy Conditions by Christopher L Eisgruber( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Marbury v. Madison in its bicentennial year by Association of American Law Schools( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speakers bring interesting perspectives to the case of Marbury v. Madison, which not only still seems essential, but continues to arouse bitter controversy
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Religious freedom and the constitution
Constitutional self-governmentThe next justice : repairing the Supreme Court appointments processGlobal justice and the bulwarks of localism : human rights in contextReligious freedom and the constitutionConstitutional politics : essays on constitution making, maintenance, and change
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