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|Description:||xxiii, 326 pages ; 25 cm|
|Contents:||Ch. 1. Self-Government and the Failure of the Articles of Confederation --
Ch. 2. The Framers' Constitutional Design --
Ch. 3. Early Cases Decided by the Supreme Court --
Ch. 4. The Rise of Modern Judicial Power --
Ch. 5. Interpretation and the Constitution --
Ch. 6. Rejecting Contemporary Assumptions --
Ch. 7. The Interpretivist Credo --
Ch. 8. The Road Back to Self-Government --
Appendix A. Self-Image, Interpersonal Conflicts, and Public Administration --
Appendix B. Temperament and Personality Types --
Appendix C. The Constitution of the United States of America.
|Responsibility:||by William Gangi.|
Gangi is concerned that present justices no longer understand American structures as set up by the framers of the Constitution, and he gives an exhaustive summary of The Federalist Papers, a classic defense of the original document written by Hamilton, Jay, and Madison under the pen name "Publius." Conservatives and liberals alike are guilty, he says. Recent Supreme Courts are an embarrassment to the American political tradition. Troubled by the shadow of a new tyranny, the author does not pull his punches. Where he sees bias masquerading in legal garb, he names it, and he urges activists to stop the "unseemly scurrying to the courts every time a public policy battle is lost." Gangi concludes that if Americans are to regain control of their government, they must first rediscover their faith in democracy. Not everyone will agree with the views espoused in this provocative book, but all who read it will understand a great deal better the critical issues with which it deals.
- Constitutional law -- United States.
- Political questions and judicial power -- United States.
- Separation of powers -- United States.
- Judge-made law -- United States.
- United States -- Constitutional law -- Interpretation and construction.
- Constitutional law.
- Judge-made law.
- Political questions and judicial power.
- Separation of powers.
- United States.