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Federalism, the Supreme Court, and the Seventeenth Amendment : the irony of constitutional democracy

Author: Ralph A Rossum
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, ©2001.
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Ralph A. Rossum argues that it is the ultimate irony of constitutional democracy that an amendment intended to promote democracy, even at the expense of federalism, has been been undermined by an  Read more...

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Rossum, Ralph A., 1946-
Federalism, the Supreme Court, and the Seventeenth Amendment : the irony of constitutional democracy.
Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, ©2001
(OCoLC)606553843
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ralph A Rossum
ISBN: 0739102850 9780739102855 0739102869 9780739102862
OCLC Number: 47073034
Description: xi, 307 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The Supreme Court, judicial activism, and the protection of federalism --
Constitutional structure, federalism, and the securing of liberty --
How the framers protected federalism --
The Senate's protection of federalism in the First Congress --
Marshall's understanding of the original federal design --
Altering the original federal design : the adoption and ratification of the seventeenth amendment --
The Supreme Court's attempts to protect the original federal design.
Responsibility: Ralph A. Rossum.

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Dr. Rossum abundantly documents in this readable book what many have intuitively felt, that the Seventeenth Amendment was a cosmic betrayal of the Constitution. It must be repealed if limited Read more...

 
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