The essays contained in this volume begin with the assumption that it is significant that ours is a written constitution. In this way, the collection is more at home with the political thought of Thomas Jefferson and John Marshall than with much of contemporary scholarship. For, like Marshall in Marbury v. Madison (1803), the authors here believe that a written constitution is one of the greatest improvements on political institutions.
Our Peculiar Security: Essays on the Written Constitution (Gary L. McDowell et. al. eds., Rowman & Littlefield, 1993).