It would be an overwhelming task to list every book that dealt with some concept related to the Rule of Law.  I have not even begun to try.  The list I present below is intended to 1) provide an introduction to the Rule and its applications; and 2) provide an insight into erosion of the Rule over the past few decades and the dangers we are about to face.

Inclusion on this list is NOT an endorsement of the book.  In a number of cases I have presented two books that are disparate to each other.  I disagree strongly with several. There are, however, two books I strongly recommend for your education and enlightenment -- Charlie Savage's "Takeover" and Naomi Klein's investigation into "Disaster Capitalism".

The titles are linked to their listing on  Again, no endorsement of that site is intended.  It was a convenient way to provide you with information and reviews.

                                                                                       Bob Moss




America's Constitution - A Biography


Akhil Reed Amar

The Bill of Rights - Creation and Reconstruction


Akhil Reed Amar

The Heritage Guide to The Constitution


Meese, Spalding, Forte

Originalism - A Quarter-Century of Debate

Forward by Justice Antonin Scalia 

Edited by Steven Calabresi

Active Liberty - Interpreting Our Democratic Constitution


Justice Stephen Breyer

The Most Democratic Branch - How The Courts Serve America


Jeffrey Rosen

The Federalist Papers


Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay, and Clinton Rossiter

The Anti-Federalist Papers and the Constitutional Convention Debates


Editor: Ralph Ketchum

On The Rule of Law: History, Politics, Theory


Brian Z Tamanaha

The Rule of Law in America


Ronald A. Cass

The Constitution of Liberty


Friedrich Hayek

Law, Pragmatism and Democracy


Richard Posner

Not a Suicide Pact:  The Constitution in a Time of National Emergency (Inalienable Rights)


Richard Posner

The War on Terrorism and the Rule of Law


Richard M. Pious

The Dirty Dozen:  How Twelve Supreme Court Cases Radically Expanded Government and Eroded Freedom


Richard A. Levy and William Mellor

Broken Government: How Republican Rule Destroyed the Legislative, Executive and Judicial Branches

By a "Goldwater Republican" and former Counsel to the President

John Dean

Takeover: The Return of the Imperial Presidency and the Subversion of American Democracy

From the Pulitzer Prize winning series.

Charlie Savage

The Terror Presidency - Law and Judgment Inside the Bush Administration

By a former Head of the Office of Legal Counsel in the Bush Administration

Jack Goldsmith

George W. Bush versus the U.S. Constitution   The Downing Street Memos and Deception, Manipulation, Torture, Retribution and Coverups in the Iraq War and Illegal Domestic Spying

Compiled by staff of the House Judiciary Committee

Fwd by Representative John Conyers, Jr.

Edited by Anita Miller

What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington's Culture of Deception

By the former White House Press Secretary

Scott McClellan

The Shock Doctrine - The Rise of Disaster Capitalism


Naomi Klein

Free to Choose: A Personal Statement


Milton and Rose Friedman

Law as Means to an End: Threat to the Rule of Law


Brian Z. Tamanaha

By Order of The President - The Use and Abuse of Executive Direct Action


Phillip J. Cooper

Constitutional Conflicts Between Congress and the President


Louis Fisher

The Politics of Executive Privilege


Louis Fisher