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Desperately Seeking Certainty The Misguided Quest for Constitutional Foundations

Author: Daniel A Farber; Suzanna Sherry
Publisher: Chicago University of Chicago Press 2014
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Irreverent, provocative, and engaging, Desperately Seeking Certainty attacks the current legal vogue for grand unified theories of constitutional interpretation. On both the Right and the Left, prominent legal scholars are attempting to build all of constitutional law from a single foundational idea. Dan Farber and Suzanna Sherry find that in the end no single, all-encompassing theory can successfully guide judges  Read more...
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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel A Farber; Suzanna Sherry
ISBN: 9780226238081 0226238083 9780226238104 0226238105
OCLC Number: 923533710
Description: 1 online resource (221 Seiten)

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Irreverent, provocative, and engaging, Desperately Seeking Certainty attacks the current legal vogue for grand unified theories of constitutional interpretation. On both the Right and the Left, prominent legal scholars are attempting to build all of constitutional law from a single foundational idea. Dan Farber and Suzanna Sherry find that in the end no single, all-encompassing theory can successfully guide judges or provide definitive or even sensible answers to every constitutional question. Their book brilliantly reveals how problematic foundationalism is and shows how the pragmatic, multif ...

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