Now that I’ve finished drafting my latest paper, I’m going through the stack of articles that I’ve wanted to read for some time. I want to make two summer reading suggestions.
The first is Justin Driver’s article on “Supremacies and the Southern Manifesto.” This is is the first comprehensive look at the Manifesto (made by Southern members of Congress in response to Brown) and contains lots of eye-opening observations about both the segregationist perspective and the response. It’s well worth your time.
The other is Erin Delaney’s paper on “Judiciary Rising: Constitutional Change in the United Kingdom.” The British Constitution is a special interest of mine, and her article does a great job analyzing the changes that have occurred since Tony Blair become Prime Minister in 1997, including a new Supreme Court and regional parliaments.