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The democratic constitution

Author: Neal Devins; Louis Fisher
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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Constitutional law is clearly shaped by judicial actors. But who else contributes? Scholars in the past have recognized that the legislative branch plays a significant role in determining structural issues, such as separation of powers and federalism, but stopped there--claiming that only courts had the independence and expertise to safeguard individual and minority rights. In this readable and engaging narrative,  Read more...
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Devins, Neal. The Democratic Constitution, 2nd Edition
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Neal Devins; Louis Fisher
ISBN: 9780190279561 0190279567
OCLC Number: 915342217
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Judicial supremacy as orthodoxy --
Who participates? --
Federalism --
Separation of powers --
The war power --
Privacy --
Race --
Speech --
Religion --
The ongoing dialogue.
Responsibility: Neal Devins and Louis Fisher.

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This fascinating debunking of judicial supremacy argues that nonjudicial contributions to constitutional interpretation make the Constitution more stable, more consistent with constitutional  Read more...

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