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Thomas Koenig

Thomas Koenig

Thomas Koenig, a contributing editor of American Purpose, is a graduate of Princeton University and a student at Harvard Law School. In addition to American Purpose, his writings have appeared in National Review, CNN, The Dispatch, Real Clear Politics, and The Bulwark. He’s also the author of the “Tom’s Takes” newsletter on Substack. Twitter: @thomaskoenig98

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The Powers of the Modern Administrative Government

The Powers of the Modern Administrative Government

How much power should be granted to those doing the governing?

Thomas Koenig
Democracy Can't Be Delegated

Democracy Can't Be Delegated

The constitutional principle of nondelegation reveals why the Supreme Court is not meant to decide major questions of American politics.

Thomas Koenig
The Constitutional Failsafe against Judicial Overreach
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The Constitutional Failsafe against Judicial Overreach

The Fourteenth Amendment was drafted as a check on the judiciary’s own power, argue authors Randy Barnett and Evan Bernick.

Thomas Koenig
Slavery, Civil War, and the Constitution

Slavery, Civil War, and the Constitution

Harvard Law Professor Noah Feldman asks in a recent book whether Lincoln broke the Constitution en route to saving the Union.

Thomas Koenig
Constitutional Laboratories
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Constitutional Laboratories

In his new book, Jeffrey Sutton shows Uncle Sam could learn a thing or two from the states in how they divide and check government power.

Thomas Koenig
The Court’s Delicate Dance
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The Court’s Delicate Dance

Justice Stephen Breyer’s book is dedicated to upholding the legitimacy of the Supreme Court. An expansive notion of justice undermines the cause.

Thomas Koenig
The Fundamentalist
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The Fundamentalist

In Minds Wide Shut, Gary Saul Morson and Morton Schapiro dissect the strands of today’s doctrinaire thinking.

Thomas Koenig
Covenant, Crucible, Creed
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Covenant, Crucible, Creed

Do we have to abandon the idea of a national narrative, as Samuel Goldman urges? Or can our incomplete, imperfect canon see us through?

Thomas Koenig