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The embattled constitution

Author: Norman Dorsen
Publisher: New York, NY : New York Univ. Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

A fascinating look into the minds of the judges who interpret, apply, and give meaning to the "embattled US Constitution"


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Norman Dorsen
ISBN: 9780814770122 0814770126
OCLC Number: 862798445
Description: IX, 376 Seiten
Contents: ContentsAcknowledgments ixIntroduction 1Norman Dorsen1 Our Democratic Constitution 7Stephen Breyer2 Federal and State Courts: Restoring a Workable Balance 37Guido Calabresi3 Judicial Methodology, Southern School Desegregation, 55and the Rule of LawDavid S. Tatel4 Our Eighteenth-Century Constitution 107in the Twenty-First-Century WorldDiane P. Wood5 Judging under the Constitution: Dicta about Dictum 139Pierre N. Leval6 Judge Henry Friendly and the Mirror of Constitutional Law 169Michael Boudin7 Toward One America: A Vision in Law 193J. Harvie Wilkinson III8 Securing Fragile Foundations: Affirmative 207Constitutional Adjudication in Federal CourtsMarsha S. Berzonviii << contents9 Reading the Fourth Amendment: Guidance 245from the Mischief That Gave It BirthM. Blane Michael10 Living Our Traditions 273Robert H. Henry11 Statutes 297Robert A. KatzmannAbout the Contributors 357About the Editors 359Index 361
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