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Great cases in constitutional law

Author: Robert P George
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2000.
Series: New forum books.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Slavery, segregation, abortion, workers' rights, the power of the courts. These issues have been at the heart of the greatest constitutional controversies in American history. And in this concise and thought-provoking volume, some of today's most distinguished legal scholars and commentators explain for a general audience how five landmark Supreme Court cases centered on those controversies shaped the country's  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Cases
Trials, litigation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert P George
ISBN: 0691049513 9780691049519 0691049521 9780691049526
OCLC Number: 42389541
Notes: Includes index.
Description: vii, 206 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Robert P. George --
ch. 1. Marbury v. Madison and the theory of judicial supremacy / Mark Tushnet --
ch. 2. "Despotism in some form": Marbury v. Madison / Jeremy Waldron --
ch. 3. Dred Scott v. Sandford and its legacy / Cass R. Sunstein --
ch. 4. Politics and judicial responsibility: Dred Scott v. Sandford / James M. McPherson --
ch. 5. Lochner v. New York and the cast of our laws / Hadley Arkes --
ch. 6. The substance of process: Lochner v. New York / Donald Drakeman --
ch. 7. Brown v. Board of Education and "originalism" / Earl Maltz --
ch. 8. Originalism --
the deceptive evil: Brown v. Board of Education / Walter F. Murphy --
ch. 9. Roe v. Wade: speaking the unspeakable / Jean Bethke Elshtain --
ch. 10. Judicial power and abortion politics: Roe v. Wade / George Will.
Series Title: New forum books.
Responsibility: edited by Robert P. George.
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Slavery, segregation, abortion, workers' rights, and the power of the courts have been the greatest constitutional controversies in American history. This work explains how five Supreme Court cases  Read more...


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