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The Resource Justice in plainclothes : a theory of American constitutional practice, Lawrence G. Sager, (electronic resource)

Justice in plainclothes : a theory of American constitutional practice, Lawrence G. Sager, (electronic resource)

Label
Justice in plainclothes : a theory of American constitutional practice
Title
Justice in plainclothes
Title remainder
a theory of American constitutional practice
Statement of responsibility
Lawrence G. Sager
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this important book, Lawrence Sager, a leading constitutional theorist, offers a lucid understanding and compelling defence of American constitutional practice. Sager treats judges as active partners in the enterprise of securing the fundamentals of political justice, and sees the process of constitutional adjudication as a promising and distinctly democratic addition to that enterprise. But his embrace of the constitutional judiciary is not unqualified. Judges in Sager's view should and do stop short of enforcing the whole of the Constitution; and the Supreme Court should welcome rather than condemn the efforts of Congress to pick up the slack. Among the surprising fruit of this justice-seeking account of American constitutional practice are a persuasive case for the constitutional right to secure a materially decent life and sympathy for the obduracy of the Constitution to amendment. No book can end debate in this conceptually tumultuous area; but Justice in Plainclothes is likely to help shape the ongoing debate for years to come
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Sager, Lawrence G
Dewey number
342.73
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Constitutional law
  • Political questions and judicial power
  • Judicial process
  • United States
  • États-Unis
Label
Justice in plainclothes : a theory of American constitutional practice, Lawrence G. Sager, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-239) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
The puzzle of our constitutional practice -- 1. Accounts of our constitutional practice -- 2. Judges as agents of the past: the burdens of originalism -- 3. Enactment-centered history as an originalist supplementation of the text -- 4. Three rescue attempts: lean, middling, and thick -- 5. Enter partnership: the justice-seeking account of our constitutional practice -- 6. The thinness of constitutional law and the underenforcement thesis -- 7. The conceptual salience of underenforcement -- 8. The domain of constitutional justice -- 9. The birth logic of a democratic constitution -- 10. Democracy and the justice-seeking constitution
Control code
ocn182530838
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 248 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300129199
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)182530838
Label
Justice in plainclothes : a theory of American constitutional practice, Lawrence G. Sager, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-239) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
The puzzle of our constitutional practice -- 1. Accounts of our constitutional practice -- 2. Judges as agents of the past: the burdens of originalism -- 3. Enactment-centered history as an originalist supplementation of the text -- 4. Three rescue attempts: lean, middling, and thick -- 5. Enter partnership: the justice-seeking account of our constitutional practice -- 6. The thinness of constitutional law and the underenforcement thesis -- 7. The conceptual salience of underenforcement -- 8. The domain of constitutional justice -- 9. The birth logic of a democratic constitution -- 10. Democracy and the justice-seeking constitution
Control code
ocn182530838
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 248 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300129199
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)182530838

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