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Adam M. Carrington

Associate Professor of Politics, William and Patricia LaMothe Chair in the U.S. Constitution

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“I discovered my love of politics when I realized that I love learning about how human beings can and should live together in political communities.”

~ Adam Carrington


B.A. Politics and Religion, Ashland University, 2007

M.A. Political Science, Baylor University, 2011

Ph.D. Political Science, Baylor University, 2014

Awards, Memberships, & Fellowships

Teacher of the Month, February 2016, Student Federation of Hillsdale College

Courses Taught

POL 101:  U.S. Constitution

POL 301:  American Government

POL 303:  The American Presidency

POL 305:  Civil Rights

POL 306:  Political Parties and Elections

POL 412/504:  Politics and Literature

POL 416:  Montesquieu

POL 742:  The American Presidency

POL 743:  Constitutional Law I:  Constitutional Powers

POL 744:  Constitutional Law II:  Constitutional Rights

Collegiate Scholars 259:  Hamilton:  The Man; the Musical

Collegiate Scholars 259:  Politics in the Bible


Justice Stephen Field’s Cooperative Constitution of Liberty: Liberty in Full. Lanham, MD: Lexington, 2017.

Select Publications

“In Nieves v. Bartlett, the Supreme Court got the right result, but wrongly so.” Washington Examiner. May 2019.

“Welcome to the 116th Congress: Here’s your reading list.” Washington Examiner. February 2019.

“Supreme Court Balances Fourth Amendment Rights and a Government Duty.” Washington Examiner. June 2018.

“What Should Courts Do About the Mistakes They Make?” Washington Examiner. June 2018.

“The Supreme Court was Right in Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky but it Misunderstood the Issue” Washington Examiner. June 2018.

“Neil Gorsuch Made the Right Call in Sveen v. Melin”Washington Examiner. June 2018.

“Courts, Cars, and Conscience: Why We Must Defend Freedom of Speech”Washington Examiner. May 2018.

“Supreme Court Needs to Clarify Gun Rights under the Second Amendment.” FOX News Network. March 2018.

“3 Reforms for Repairing Congress, the ‘Broken Branch.'” The Hill. January 2018.

“Running the Robed Gauntlet:  Southern State Courts’ Interpretation of the Emancipation Proclamation.” American Journal of Legal History (Forthcoming).

“Equality, Prejudice, and the Rule of Law:  Alabama Supreme Court Justice Thomas Peters’ Protection of African-Americans’ Rights During Reconstruction.” Journal of Southern Legal History (Forthcoming Fall 2017).

“To Inform and Recommend: Hamilton and the Constitutional Ground for Interaction Between Executive Officers and Congress.” Presidential Studies Quarterly (Forthcoming Fall 2017).

“Constructed For Liberty: Justice Clarence Thomas’s Understanding of Separation of Powers.” American Political Thought 5, no. 4 (2016): 658-85.

“Free and Happy Bonds: Loving v. Virginia’s Nineteenth Century Precedent on Marriage and the Pursuit of Happiness.” Perspectives on Political Science 45, no. 2 (2016): 87-96.