Philip Hamburger

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Philip Hamburger Biography

Philip Hamburger is an American legal scholar. He holds a Juris Doctor from Yale Law School (1982) and a Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University. Hamburger is the Maurice and Hilda Friedman Professor of Law at the Columbia University School of Law. He is also a legal historian and a scholar of constitutional law.

Philip Hamburger Age

He is 65 years old as of 2022. Hamburger was born on 19th February 1957, in the United States. He celebrates his birthday on the 19th of February every year.

Philip Hamburger Education

He holds a Juris Doctor from Yale Law School (1982) and a Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University.

Philip Hamburger Height|Weight

He stands on an average height of 5 Feet 4 inches and weighs around 70kgs.

Philip Hamburger Family

He was born and raised in the United State. However, he has not revealed information regarding his family members, this information is currently under review and will be updated soon.

Philip Hamburger

Philip Hamburger Wife

He has not revealed whether he is in a relationship as he likes to keep |his personal life private. However, this information is under review and will be updated as soon as it is available.

Philip Hamburger Children

He has not revealed whether he has children as he likes to keep her|his personal life private. However, this information is under review and will be updated as soon as it is available.

Philip Hamburger Career

Before moving to Columbia, the legal scholar was John P. Wilson Professor at the University of Chicago Law School, where he was the Director of the Bigelow Program and the Legal History Program. previously he was Oswald Synyster Colclough’s Research Professor at George Washington University “Law School” and, prior to that, he taught at the University of Connecticut Law School. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Virginia Law School and was the Jack N. Pritzker Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at Northwestern Law School. Early in his career, he was an associate at the law firm of Schnader, Harrison, Segal,

Philip Hamburger Books

  • Is Administrative Law Unlawful?
  • The Administrative Threat (Encounter Intelligence Book 3)
  • Separation of Church and State
  • Law and Judicial Duty

Philip Hamburger Columbia

He is the Maurice and Hilda Friedman Professor of Law at Columbia Law School.

Philip Hamburger Is Administrative Law Unlawful

He answers this question in the positive, offering a revisionist account of administrative law. Rather than accepting it as a novel power required by modern society, he locates its origins in the ancient and early modern English tradition of royal privilege. Then he traces resistance to administrative law from the Middle Ages to the present.

Old parliaments regularly tried to limit the Crown to governing through regular law, but the most effective response was the seventeenth-century development of English constitutional law, which concluded that the government could rule only through the law of the land and the courts, not through administrative edicts.

Although the US Constitution pursued this conclusion even more vigorously, administrative power reemerged in the Progressive and New Deal Eras. Since then, Hamburger argues, administrative law has returned the American government and society to precisely the sort of consolidated or absolute power that the US Constitution and constitutions, in general, there were designed to prevent.

Philip Hamburger Separation Of Church And State

In a powerful challenge to prevailing wisdom, he argues that the separation of church and state has no historical foundation in the First Amendment. The specific evidence compiled here shows that in the eighteenth century,  Americans almost never invoked this principle. Although Thomas Jefferson and others retrospectively claimed that the First Amendment separated church and state, separation became part of American constitutional law only much later.

The legal scholar shows that separation became constitutional freedom largely through fear and prejudice. Jefferson supported separation out of hostility to the Federalist clergy of New England”. Nativist Protestants “ranging from nineteenth-century Know Nothings to twentieth-century members of the K.K.K.) adopted the principle of separation to restrict the role of Catholics in public life. Gradually, these Protestants were joined by theologically liberal, anti-Christian secularists, who hoped that separation would limit Christianity and all other distinct religions.

Eventually, a wide range of men and women called for separation. Almost all of these Americans feared religious authority, particularly that of the Catholic Church, and, in response to their fears, they frequently perceived religious liberty to require a separation of church from state. American religious privilege was thus redefined and even transformed. In the process, the First Amendment was usually used as an instrument of fanaticism and unfairness.

Philip Hamburger Law And Judicial Duty

It tracks the early history of what is today called (judicial review) Working from previously unexplored evidence, he questions the very concept of judicial review. Although resolutions holding statutes illegally are these days considered instances of a distinct judicial power of review, The author shows that they were once understood merely as instances of a broader judicial duty. The book’s focus on judicial duty overturns the familiar debate about judicial power. The book is therefore essential reading for anyone concerned about the proper role of the judiciary.

Hamburger lays the foundation for his argument by explaining the common law ideals of law and judicial duty. He shows that the law of the land was understood to rest on the authority of the lawmaker and that what could not be discerned within the law of the land was not considered authorized binding. He then shows that judges had a duty to decide in accord with the law of the land. These two ideas of law and judicial duty together established and limited what judges could do.

By encouraging an understanding of these common law ideals, Law and Judicial Duty call into question the modern assumption that judicial review is a power within the judges’ control. Indeed, the book shows that what is currently considered a distinct power of review was once understood as a matter of duty―the duty of judges to decide in accord with the law of the land.

Philip Hamburger The Administrative Threat

The Administrative Threat to
Civil Liberties
Administrative power is the greatest threat to civil liberties in our era. Traditionally, the most systematic threats to civil liberties came in attacks on particular groups, and this remains a problem. But increasingly, there are also broader threats, which affect the civil liberties of all Americans, and administrative power is the primary example of this broad sort of danger. No single development in our legal system deprives more Americans of more constitutional rights. It is therefore not an exaggeration to say that it is our greatest threat to civil liberties.

Not an Economic Critique

At the outset, I must emphasize that this is a legal critique of administrative power, not an economic critique. Most complaints about administrative power are economic. It is said to be inefficient, dangerously centralized, burdensome on business, destructive of jobs, stifling for innovation and growth, and so forth. All of this is painfully true, but economic complaints are not the entire critique of administrative power.

There are also constitutional objections, and the economic critique does not fully address these. Indeed, the economic analysis tends to disagree simply with the degree of administrative regulation, and it thereby usually accepts its legitimacy—as long as it is not too heavy-handed on business. It is, therefore, no wonder that economic criticism has not stopped the growth of administrative power.

President, New Civil Liberties Alliance; Maurice and Hilda Friedman Professor
of Law, Columbia Law School. This is a slightly revised version of the 16th annual
B. Kenneth Simon Lecture in Constitutional Thought, delivered at the Cato Institute
on September 18, 2017. To learn more about the administrative threat to civil liberties.

Philip Hamburger Administrative Law

His’s new 68-page book, The Administrative Threat, is a compact, forceful distillation of his more scholarly 646-page tome, Is Administrative Law Unlawful? published in 2014.
Both works lay out why he, the Maurice and Hilda Friedman Professor of Law, considers the powers now routinely exercised by administrative agencies to be “Dangerous and unlawful in ways not conventionally recognized,” as he put it in the earlier work.
The rise of administrative agencies over the past century violates that scheme, in his view.


Much of Is Administrative Law Unlawful? focuses on English legal history.If one looks beyond the name “Administrative” and looks at the substance of the power, one can see that it’s an extralegal power, in the sense that it’s a power not exercised merely through acts of the legislature and the courts, but through other sorts of edicts.Once one understands administrative power this way, then it becomes apparent that it has existed for a very long time.

It is what English and European kings called the prerogative or absolute power.
Early Americans well understood this sort of power, they considered it profoundly dangerous, and they very carefully barred it in their constitutions.
The state constitutions and, especially, the U.S. Constitution precluded any extralegal power, be it prerogative or administrative.

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