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Overruled : the long war for control of the U.S. Supreme Court

Author: Damon Root
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Can the federal government make you eat your fruits and vegetables? Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan seemed to think so when asked if she thought Congress possessed the constitutional power to force every American to "eat three fruits and three vegetables every day." Kagan laughed and said that while it sounded like "a dumb law," that did not make it an unconstitutional one. In other words, if you don't like what  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Damon Root
ISBN: 9781137279231 1137279230
OCLC Number: 869437532
Description: 274 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : The Long War --
"The Right of Free Labor" --
The Devil and Oliver Wendell Holmes --
"Robert Bork's America" --
Libertarians vs. Conservatives --
Litigating for Liberty --
Guns, Lawyers, and Butchers --
Obamacare on Trial --
Epilogue : No Peace.
Responsibility: Damon Root.
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Judicial restraint and judicial activism - hailed by the progressive left and cast off by free-market conservatives - is now a more contentious constitutional issue than ever before. Exploring these  Read more...

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