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The myth of judicial activism : making sense of Supreme Court decisions

Author: Kermit Roosevelt
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2006.
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Offers a simple way to resolve the discord between conservatives, who argue that the Constitution is immutable, and progressives, who insist it is a living document, to be reinterpreted in cultural  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Roosevelt, Kermit, 1971-
Myth of judicial activism.
New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2006013002
(OCoLC)67384008
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kermit Roosevelt
ISBN: 9780300129564 0300129564
OCLC Number: 123026367
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 262 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: The plain meaning of the constitution : the fallacy of direct enforcement --
The model : what doctrine is for --
From activism to legitimacy --
Equal protection, criminal procedure, executive detention --
Gay rights : Romer, Lawrence, and Goodridge --
Abortion : Roe and Casey --
Takings : Kelo v. City of New London --
The establishment clause --
The death penalty : Roper and Atkins --
The First Amendment : campaign finance reform --
Refusing to defer --
Reviled decisions --
Branches behaving badly : whom do you trust?
Responsibility: Kermit Roosevelt III.
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