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The Resource The democratic constitution, Neal Devins and Louis Fisher

The democratic constitution, Neal Devins and Louis Fisher

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The democratic constitution
Title
The democratic constitution
Statement of responsibility
Neal Devins and Louis Fisher
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Language
eng
Summary
Constitutional law is clearly shaped by judicial actors. But who else contributes? Scholars in the past have recognized that the legislative branch plays a significant role in determining structural issues, such as separation of powers and federalism, but stopped there--claiming that only courts had the independence and expertise to safeguard individual and minority rights. In this readable and engaging narrative, the authors identify the nuts and bolts of the national dialogue and relate succinct examples of how elected officials and the general public often dominate the Supreme Court in defining the Constitution's meaning. Making use of case studies on race, privacy, federalism, war powers, speech, and religion, Devins and Fisher demonstrate how elected officials uphold individual rights in such areas as religious liberty and free speech as well as, and often better than, the courts. This fascinating debunking of judicial supremacy argues that nonjudicial contributions to constitutional interpretation make the Constitution more stable, more consistent with constitutional principles, and more protective of individual and minority rights.--
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Devins, Neal
Dewey number
342.7302
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4550
LC item number
.D48 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Fisher, Louis
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  • Constitutional law
  • United States
  • Pressure groups
  • Judicial process
  • Constitutional law
  • Judicial process
  • Politics and government
  • Pressure groups
  • United States
Label
The democratic constitution, Neal Devins and Louis Fisher
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Judicial supremacy as orthodoxy -- Who participates? -- Federalism -- Separation of powers -- The war power -- Privacy -- Race -- Speech -- Religion -- The ongoing dialogue
Control code
ocn908838967
Dimensions
23 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Second Edition.
Extent
xii, 343 pages
Isbn
9780199916542
Lccn
2015018686
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199916542
  • (OCoLC)908838967
Label
The democratic constitution, Neal Devins and Louis Fisher
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Judicial supremacy as orthodoxy -- Who participates? -- Federalism -- Separation of powers -- The war power -- Privacy -- Race -- Speech -- Religion -- The ongoing dialogue
Control code
ocn908838967
Dimensions
23 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Second Edition.
Extent
xii, 343 pages
Isbn
9780199916542
Lccn
2015018686
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199916542
  • (OCoLC)908838967

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