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The Rule of Recognition and the U.S. Constitution

Matthew Adler and Kenneth Einar Himma


This book contains original chapters that discuss the applicability of Hart's rule of recognition model of a legal system to U.S. constitutional law. The contributors are leading scholars in analytical jurisprudence and constitutional theory, including Matthew Adler, Larry Alexander, Mitchell Berman, Michael Dorf, Kent Greenawalt, Richard Fallon, Michael Green, Kenneth Einar Himma, Stephen Perry, Frederick Schauer, Scott Shapiro, Jeremy Waldron, and Wil Waluchow. The book makes a contribution both in jurisprudence, using the U.S. as a “test case” that highlights the strengths and limitations o ... More

Keywords: recognition model, U.S. constitutional law, constitutional theory, Supreme Court, precedent, unwritten sources, popular constitutionalism

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Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195343298
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343298.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Matthew Adler, editor

Kenneth Einar Himma, editor

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