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The cloaking of power : Montesquieu, Blackstone, and the rise of judicial activism

Author: Paul Carrese
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How did the U.S. judiciary become powerful enough that state and federal judges decided the 2000 presidential election? This study provides an analysis of the intellectual sources of today's powerful  Read more...

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Named Person: Charles de Secondat Montesquieu, baron de; William Blackstone; Charles de Secondat Montesquieu, baron de; William Blackstone, Sir; William Blackstone; Charles Louis de Secondat de Montesquieu; Charles-Louis de Secondat Montesquieu, baron de La Brède et de).; William Blackstone
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Carrese
ISBN: 0226094820 9780226094823
OCLC Number: 50851727
Description: xiv, 335 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1: Montesquieu's jurisprudence and new judicial power --
Moderating liberalism and common law: spirit and juridical liberty --
Moderate and juridical government: the spirit of constitutional liberty --
Projects for reform: due process, national spirit, and liberal toleration --
The new aristocracy of the robe: history, reason, and judicial prudence --
2: Blackstone and the Montesquieuan constitution --
Blackstone's liberal education for law and politics --
A gothic and liberal Constitution: Blackstone's tempering of sovereignty --
Blackstone, Lord Mansfield, and common-law liberalism --
3: Montesquieu's judicial legacy in America --
Hamilton's common-law constitutionalism and judicial prudence --
Tocqueville's judicial statesmanship and common-law spirit --
Holmes and judicialized liberalism --
Conclusion: the cloaking of power and the perpetuation of constitutionalism.
Responsibility: Paul O. Carrese.
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"A masterwork of intellectual and political history."--Albert W. Alschuler, University of Chicago Law School

 
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