ERIC Number: ED336319
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Contemporary Perspectives on the Constitution and Separation of Powers.
American Bar Association, Chicago, IL. Special Committee on Youth Education for Citizenship.
A collection of essays designed to provide educators and other interested individuals with contemporary perspectives on the U.S. Constitution and separation of powers is presented. Separation of powers refers to one of the enduring principles of the U.S. constitutional system of government, in which governmental powers are subject to a division of labor in terms of function. The following essays are included: Origins of Separation of Powers and Mixed Government (Murray Dry); The Separation of Powers in Colonial and Early National Experience (Donald S. Lutz); Origins of Separation of Powers and the Judiciary (James R. Stoner, Jr.); Separation of Powers, Judicial Law Making and the Preservation of Freedom (Robert Peck); Separation of Powers and the Power of the Purse (Kate Stith); Separation of Powers and Current Relations between Congress and the President (Robert A. Strong); Checks and Balances: Adjusting the Constitution to Meet Modern Circumstances (Donald Robinson); The Framers' View of Executive Power (Daniel Troy); The Dynamics of Constitutional Decision Making: The Real Picture (Louis Fisher); Sentencing Commission Tests Separation of Powers--and Passes (John R. Steer); Tough Times for Separation of Powers (Patrick McGuigan); and The FCC and the Need for Independent Agencies (Stephen Sharp). (DB)
Descriptors: Constitutional History, Constitutional Law, Governmental Structure, Law Related Education, Political Science, Secondary Education, United States History
American Bar Association, Special Committee on Youth Education for Citizenship, 750 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60611.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Bar Association, Chicago, IL. Special Committee on Youth Education for Citizenship.
Identifiers: Separation Of Powers; United States Constitution
Note: Presentations made at the Constitutional Institute for Teachers (Washington, DC, June 1989).