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God and man in the law : the foundations of Anglo-American constitutionalism

Author: Robert Lowry Clinton
Publisher: Lawrence, KS : University Press of Kansas, ©1997.
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In a wide-ranging study based on legal history, political theory, and philosophical ideas going all the way back to Plato and Roman law, Robert Clinton challenges current faith in an activist judiciary. Claiming that a human-centered Constitution leads to government by reductive moral theory and illegitimate judicial review, he advocates a return to traditional jurisprudence and a God-centered Constitution grounded  Read more...
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Clinton, Robert Lowry.
God and man in the law.
Lawrence, KS : University Press of Kansas, ©1997
(OCoLC)622343781
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Lowry Clinton
ISBN: 0700608419 9780700608416
OCLC Number: 36556137
Description: xiv, 293 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
pt. 1. The Origin and Development of Judicialized Constitutionalism in the United States. 2. Problems in Contemporary Constitutional Theory. 3. Constitutional Interpretation and Judicial Review. 4. Judicial Supremacy and Judicial Review --
pt. 2. The Anglo-American Constitutional Experience. 5. Constitutionalism in a Liberal Democracy. 6. Written and Unwritten Constitutions. 7. Law and Morality --
pt. 3. The Legacy of the British Constitution. 8. The British Constitution and the Common Law. 9. Intentionalism and the Rules of Interpretation in English and American Practice. 10. The Rules of Interpretation, Stare Decisis, and Legal Fiction in Constitutional Law --
pt. 4. The Normative Force of Tradition. 11. Political Philosophy. 12. Law and Jurisprudence. 13. Natural Law and the Constitution --
pt. 5. Constitutional Gnosticism and Constitutional Theism. 14. The Gnostic Alternative. 15. The God of the Cosmos as a Whole. 16. The God of the Cosmos and Its Parts.
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Exploring the foundations of Anglo-American constitutionalism, this text seeks to ground constitutional theory in common law reasoning, and to ground common law reasoning in a naturalistic  Read more...

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