« Shipwrecks and National Monuments and Corpus Linguistics
Andrew Hyman
| Main | The Year in Review: Originalism Articles of 2020 (Part 1)
Michael Ramsey »

01/02/2021

The Year in Review: Originalism Books of 2020
Michael Ramsey

As a 2020 retrospective, here are some of the year's leading originalism-oriented books (as featured on this blog):

Wendell Bird (Emory): The Revolution in Freedoms of Press and Speech: From Blackstone to the First Amendment and Fox's Libel Act (Oxford University Press 2020)

Michael McConnell (Stanford), The President Who Would Not Be King: Executive Power under the Constitution (Princeton University Press 2020)

Saikrishna Prakash (Virginia), The Living Presidency: An Originalist Argument against Its Ever-Expanding Powers (Belknap Press 2020)

Edward Purcell (New York Law School),  Antonin Scalia and American Constitutionalism: The Historical Significance of a Judicial Icon (Oxford University Press 2020)

Jack Rakove (Stanford), Beyond Belief, Beyond Conscience: The Radical Significance of the Free Exercise of Religion (Oxford University Press 2020)

Jack Rakove (Stanford) & Colleen Sheehan (Villanova), eds., The Cambridge Companion to The Federalist (Cambridge University Press 2020)

Gary Schmitt (AEI) & Rebecca Burgess (AEI), eds., McCulloch v. Maryland at 200: Debating John Marshall’s Jurisprudence (AEI Press 2020)  

Jeffrey Sutton (U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit) & Edward Whelan (Ethics and Public Policy Center), eds., The Essential Scalia: On the Constitution, the Courts, and the Rule of Law  (Crown Forum 2020)

Ilan Wurman (Arizona State), The Second Founding: An Introduction to the Fourteenth Amendment (Cambridge University Press 2020)

Yes, I know there are only nine, so it's not yet a top ten list.  But I'm sure I've missed more than one.  I invite reader nominations for the 10th slot.