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The Cloaking of Power Montesquieu, Blackstone, and the Rise of Judicial Activism

Author: Paul O Carrese
Publisher: Chicago, IL University of Chicago Press 2010
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How did the U.S. judiciary become so powerful-powerful enough that state and federal judges vied to decide a presidential election? What does this prominence mean for the law, constitutionalism, and liberal democracy both in America and internationally?In The Cloaking of Power, Paul O. Carrese provides a provocative and original analysis of the intellectual sources of today's powerful judiciary, arguing that  Read more...
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Named Person: Charles Louis de Secondat de Montesquieu; William Blackstone
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul O Carrese
ISBN: 9780226094823 0226094820 9780226094830 0226094839
OCLC Number: 1020172888
Description: 1 online resource (351 Seiten)

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How did the U.S. judiciary become so powerful-powerful enough that state and federal judges vied to decide a presidential election? What does this prominence mean for the law, constitutionalism, and liberal democracy both in America and internationally?In The Cloaking of Power, Paul O. Carrese provides a provocative and original analysis of the intellectual sources of today's powerful judiciary, arguing that Montesquieu, in his Spirit of the Laws, first articulated a new conception of the separation of powers and of strong but subtle courts. Montesquieu instructed statesmen ...

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