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Altered States: Review of John T. Noonan, Jr., 'Narrowing the Nation's Power: The Supreme Court Sides with the States'
Claremont Review of Books (2003)
  • John C. Eastman
Abstract
Conversative Ninth Circuit Judge John Noonan's book, 'Narrowing the Nation's Power: The Supreme Court Sides with the States', lambasts the Supreme Court's federalism decisions, a hallmark of the Rehnquist Court's revival of the limits on national power originally envisioned by those who drafted and ratified the Constitution. This review takes Judge Noonan to task for misconstruing the original meaning of the Constitution's Commerce Clause, for example, but agrees with his assessment that the Court's 11th Amendment jurisprudence is a doctrinal mess.
Keywords
  • Rehnquist,
  • constitution,
  • 11th Amendment,
  • sovereign immunity,
  • commerce clause,
  • federalism
Disciplines
Publication Date
Spring 2003
Citation Information
John C. Eastman. "Altered States: Review of John T. Noonan, Jr., 'Narrowing the Nation's Power: The Supreme Court Sides with the States'" Claremont Review of Books Vol. 3 Iss. 2 (2003)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/john_eastman/29/