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The Resource The Constitution in the courts : law or politics?, Michael J. Perry, (electronic resource)

The Constitution in the courts : law or politics?, Michael J. Perry, (electronic resource)

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The Constitution in the courts : law or politics?
Title
The Constitution in the courts
Title remainder
law or politics?
Statement of responsibility
Michael J. Perry
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the modern period of American constitutional law-the period since the U.S. Supreme Court outlawed racially segregated public schooling in Brown v. Board of Education (1954)-there has been a persistent and vigorous debate in the United States about whether the Court has merely been enforcing the Constitution or whether, instead, in the guise of enforcing the Constitution, the Court has really been usurping the legislative prerogative of making political choices about controversial issues. In this book, Professor Perry carefully disentangles and then thoughtfully addresses the various fundamental issues at the heart of the controversy: What is the argument for "judicial review"? What approach to constitutional interpretation should inform the practice of judicial review? How large or small a role should the Court play in bringing the interpreted Constitution to bear in resolving constitutional conflicts? To what extent are the Court's most controversial modern decisions-for example, decisions about racial segregation, discrimination based on sex, abortion, and homosexuality-sound; to what extent are they problematic?; The Constitution in the Courts is a major contribution to one of the most fundamental controversies in modern American politics and law
Action
digitized
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Perry, Michael J
Dewey number
  • 342.73/02
  • 347.3022
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Judicial review
  • Political questions and judicial power
  • Constitutional law
  • United States
Label
The Constitution in the courts : law or politics?, Michael J. Perry, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Constitutional adjudication : law or politics? -- The argument for judicial review -- The argument for the originalist approach to judicial review -- Originalism does not entail minimalism, I : the indeterminacy of history -- Originalism does not entail minimalism, II : the indeterminancy of morality -- Skepticism about minimalism-- and about nonminimalism, too -- The original meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment -- The Supreme Court and the Fourteenth Amendment, I : equal protection -- The Supreme Court and the Fourteenth Amendment, II : substantive due process -- Constitutional adjudication : law and politics
Control code
ocn648674406
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 277 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780198024507
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)648674406
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The Constitution in the courts : law or politics?, Michael J. Perry, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Constitutional adjudication : law or politics? -- The argument for judicial review -- The argument for the originalist approach to judicial review -- Originalism does not entail minimalism, I : the indeterminacy of history -- Originalism does not entail minimalism, II : the indeterminancy of morality -- Skepticism about minimalism-- and about nonminimalism, too -- The original meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment -- The Supreme Court and the Fourteenth Amendment, I : equal protection -- The Supreme Court and the Fourteenth Amendment, II : substantive due process -- Constitutional adjudication : law and politics
Control code
ocn648674406
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 277 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780198024507
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)648674406
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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