Nicholas Papaspyrou (Graduate Fellow 1998-99), Assistant Professor of Public Law at the University of Athens, has a new book from Hart Publishing. Constitutional Argument and Institutional Structure in the United States develops ideas first explored in his dissertation at Harvard Law School and discussed with members of the Center during his fellowship at EJSCE.
About the book: "US constitutional jurisprudence often conflates two distinct enquiries: how to interpret the Constitution and how to allocate interpretive authority. This book explains the distinct role of judgements about interpretive authority in constitutional practice. It argues that these judgements do not determine what qualifies as good constitutional argument, and cannot substitute for it. Rather, they specify the division of labour between the political branches and the judiciary in forming applicable constitutional determinations."