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In an age of globalization, the rise of the International Criminal Court, and the proliferation of treaties brokered by the United Nations, how does the Constitution protect American sovereignty? To judges who would ignore the U.S. Constitution in favor of international law, lawmakers who would violate constitutional limitations, and all who disregard the paramount importance of sovereignty, Professor Jeremy Rabkin makes the case that sovereignty matters—not as a historic relic but as an enduring principle of constitutionalism. A renowned scholar in international law, Jeremy Rabkin is a Professor of Law at George Mason University School of Law, where he teaches the unique law school course, “The Founders’ Constitution.” Before joining the faculty at George Mason he was a Professor of Government at Cornell University for 27 years. Recently he was confirmed by the United States Senate as a member of the Board of Directors of the United States Institute of Peace.

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