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Constitutional revolutions : pragmatism and the role of judicial review in American constitutionalism

Author: Robert Justin Lipkin
Publisher: Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 2000.
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"In Constitutional Revolutions Robert Justin Lipkin radically rethinks modern constitutional jurisprudence, challenging the traditional view of constitutional change as solely an extension or transformation of prior law. He instead argues for the idea of "constitutional revolutions"--Landmark decisions that are revolutionary because they are not generated from legal precedent and because they occur when the  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lipkin, Robert Justin, 1943-
Constitutional revolutions.
Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 2000
(OCoLC)606308966
Online version:
Lipkin, Robert Justin, 1943-
Constitutional revolutions.
Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 2000
(OCoLC)608500463
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Justin Lipkin
ISBN: 0822324296 9780822324294
OCLC Number: 42296694
Description: xv, 366 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: The Crisis of American Constitutionalism --
1. Constitutionalism and Dualist Politics. Ackerman's Dualism and Postmodern Pragmatism --
2. Dworkin's Constitutional Coherentism. Law as Integrity and Constitutional Revolutions. Two Conceptions of the Relationship between Fit and Justification. Pragmatism and Law as Integrity. Right Answers in Hard Cases --
3. The Theory of Constitutional Revolutions. The Proper Role of Dualism in Constitutional Jurisprudence. Constitutional Paradigms. The Theory of Constitutional Revolutions. Background Theories of Constitutional Change. The Theory of Judicial Reasoning --
4. The Historical Defense of the Theory. The Countermajoritarian Question and the History of Revolutionary Adjudication.
Responsibility: Robert Justin Lipkin.

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