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Edward J. Erler

 

Edward J. Erler is Professor of Political Science emeritus at California State University, San Bernardino, where he taught courses in political philosophy and constitutional law.

He has also been a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Hillsdale College. Dr. Erler is also a senior fellow of The Claremont Institute and a member of the Board of Directors. He is the author of The American Polity: Essays on the Theory and Practice of Constitutional Government and co-author of The Founders on Citizenship and Immigration; he has published numerous articles in law reviews and professional journals. Among his most recent articles are “From Subjects to Citizens: the Social Contract Origins of American Citizenship”; “Marbury v. Madison and the Progressive Transformation of Judicial Power”; and “The Decline and Fall of the Right to Property: Government as Universal Landlord;” he has also published several articles in the Encyclopedia of the American Constitution. Dr. Erler was a member of the California Advisory Commission on Civil Rights from 1988-2006 and served on the California Constitutional Revision Commission in 1996. He has testified on two occasions before the House Judiciary Committee on the issue of birthright citizenship and on voting rights and other civil rights issues before the Senate Judiciary Committee. In 2005 he traveled to Iraq to meet with members of the Constitution Draft Commission. In 2007 and 2008 he won the California State Cycling Road Race championship in his age group.

Articles found on this site:
Last Chance to Defeat Political Correctness?
By: Edward J. Erler
Posted: October 25, 2016
The 2016 presidential election is almost certainly the last chance to stop political correctness....
 
Harry V. Jaffa, 1918-2015
By: Michael M. Uhlmann, Edward J. Erler, Thomas G. West, Larry P. Arnn, Michael Anton
Posted: March 10, 2015
This article appeared in: Vol. XV, Number 1, Winter 2014/15

Tributes by Michael M. Uhlmann, Edward J. Erler, Thomas G. West, Larry P. Arnn, and Michael Anton

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Originalist Sin
By: Edward J. Erler
Posted: August 12, 2014
This article appeared in: Vol. XIV, Number 3, Summer 2014

A review of 

 
Immigration and American Exceptionalism
By: William J. Bennett, Linda Chavez, Angelo M. Codevilla, Edward J. Erler, Stanley Kurtz
Posted: November 21, 2013
This article appeared in: Vol. XIII, Number 4 - Fall 2013

According to the Census Bureau, those born elsewhere in the world constituted 12.9% of the American population in 2010,

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Hedging Allegiance
By: Edward J. Erler
Posted: August 7, 2006
This article appeared in: Vol. VI, Number 3 - Summer 2006

Immigration and American civic nationalism.

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Still Separate But Equal
By: Edward J. Erler
Posted: June 29, 2004
This article appeared in: Vol. IV, Number 3 - Summer 2004

What happened to the colorblind Constitution?

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Liberalchic.gov
By: Edward J. Erler
Posted: August 30, 2001
This article appeared in: Vol. I, Number 4 - Summer 2001

The Internet poses a danger not so much to the deliberative republic as to liberalism.

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The Death Knell of the Bird Court
By: Edward J. Erler, Ernest O. Vincent
Posted: July 16, 2014
This article appeared in: ,
Public opinion sets bounds to every government, and is the real sovereign in every free one. - James Madison specter is haunting California-the specter of Rose Bird. Under her watchful eye the California Supreme Court has mounted a sus­tained assault against the principles of constitu...
 
Judicial Enlightenment Run Riot
By: Edward J. Erler
Posted: July 15, 2014
This article appeared in: Volume IV, No. 3 - Fall 1985

A review of On What the Constitution Means, by Sotirios Barber

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Judicial Statesmanship
By: Edward J. Erler
Posted: July 7, 2014
This article appeared in: Volume I, No. 3 - Spring 1982

A review of Democracy and Distrust: A Theory of Judicial Review

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