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Engines of liberty : the power of citizen activists to make constitutional law

Author: David Cole
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, an imprint of Perseus Books, LLC, a subsidiary of Hachette Book Group, Inc., 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First trade paperback edition, revised editionView all editions and formats
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From the National Legal Director of the ACLU, a rousing account of how everyday citizens can shape and defend our bedrock democratic values

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Cole
ISBN: 9781541616578 154161657X 9780465060900 0465060900
OCLC Number: 1050455467
Description: xii, 315 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The vision --
A marathon, not a sprint : Vermont --
One step forward, how many back? : Massachusetts --
A victory lost, and regained : California --
Losing forward : Maine --
The end game : Windsor and Obergefell --
One state at a time --
Revisionist history --
Federal forums --
Supreme recognition --
People power --
"Completely hopeless" --
Korematsu's legacy --
At home abroad --
Messages and messengers --
Transformative transparency --
The Obama difference --
Conclusion.
Other Titles: How citizen movements succeed
Responsibility: David Cole.

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