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The new Roberts court, Donald Trump, and our failing constitution, Stephen M. Feldman, (electronic resource)

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The new Roberts court, Donald Trump, and our failing constitution
Title
The new Roberts court, Donald Trump, and our failing constitution
Statement of responsibility
Stephen M. Feldman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book traces the evolution of the constitutional order, explaining Donald Trump’s election as a symptom of a degraded democratic-capitalist system. Beginning with the framers’ vision of a balanced system--balanced between the public and private spheres, between government power and individual rights--the constitutional order evolved over two centuries until it reached its present stage, Democracy, Inc., in which corporations and billionaires wield herculean political power. The five conservative justices of the early Roberts Court, including the late Antonin Scalia, stamped Democracy, Inc., with a constitutional imprimatur, contravening the framers’ vision while simultaneously claiming to follow the Constitution’s original meaning. The justices believed they were upholding the American way of life, but they instead placed our democratic-capitalist system in its gravest danger since World War II. With Neil Gorsuch replacing Scalia, the new Court must choose: Will it follow the early Roberts Court in approving and bolstering Democracy, Inc., or will it restore the crucial balance between the public and private spheres in our constitutional system?
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1955-
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Feldman, Stephen M.
Dewey number
320.9
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Political questions and judicial power
  • Political rights, Loss of
Label
The new Roberts court, Donald Trump, and our failing constitution, Stephen M. Feldman, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1. Introduction: Democracy, Inc., and the Betrayal of the Constitution -- 2. The Constitutional Framing: Republican Democracy, Private Property, and Free Expression -- 3. Republican Democracy Evolves: Corporations and Laissez Faire -- 4. Pluralist Democracy Saves the United States and Invigorates Free Expression -- 5. Pluralist Democracy Evolves: Free Expression, Judicial Conservatism, and the Cold War -- 6. Democracy, Inc., and the End of the Cold War -- 7. Constitution Betrayed: The Endangerment of the American Democratic-Capitalist System -- 8. Will We Save the American Constitutional System?
Control code
ocn993448352
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319564517
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)993448352
Label
The new Roberts court, Donald Trump, and our failing constitution, Stephen M. Feldman, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1. Introduction: Democracy, Inc., and the Betrayal of the Constitution -- 2. The Constitutional Framing: Republican Democracy, Private Property, and Free Expression -- 3. Republican Democracy Evolves: Corporations and Laissez Faire -- 4. Pluralist Democracy Saves the United States and Invigorates Free Expression -- 5. Pluralist Democracy Evolves: Free Expression, Judicial Conservatism, and the Cold War -- 6. Democracy, Inc., and the End of the Cold War -- 7. Constitution Betrayed: The Endangerment of the American Democratic-Capitalist System -- 8. Will We Save the American Constitutional System?
Control code
ocn993448352
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319564517
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)993448352

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