The Democratic Constitution

The Democratic Constitution

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In this fascinating debunking of judicial supremacy, Devins and Fisher argue that nonjudicial contributions to constitutional interpretation make the Constitution more stable, more consistent with constitutional principles, and more protective of individual and minority rights. This highly readable narrative of how the Court and elected officials work in concert with the American people to shape constitutional values is an impressive affirmation of public participation in the political process.
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  • Electronic book text | 316 pages
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 1423720660
  • 9781423720669

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."..well-suited for use as a supplementary graduate text...packed with useful information. For those who still assume that our Constitution only lives in Supreme Court opinions, the book will be an eye-opening corrective."--Perspectives on Politics
"In a discussion that ranges from review of the Supreme Court's decisions on federalism and war powers to speech, religion, race, and separation of powers, the authors ably demonstrate how constitutional interpretation is a dialogue among the judiciary, Congress, and the president, with the latter two often either acquiescing in judicial supremacy for political reasons or choosing to ignore it for the same. This is an excellent supplement for collections on law, the Supreme Court, and national politics."--Choice .,."well-suited for use as a supplementary graduate text...packed with useful information. For those who still assume that our Constitution only lives in Supreme Court opinions, the book will be an eye-opening corrective."--Perspectives on Politics
"In a discussion that ranges from review of the Supreme Court's decisions on federalism and war powers to speech, religion, race, and separation of powers, the authors ably demonstrate how constitutional interpretation is a dialogue among the judiciary, Congress, and the president, with the latter two often either acquiescing in judicial supremacy for political reasons or choosing to ignore it for the same. This is an excellent supplement for collections on law, the Supreme Court, and national politics."--Choice ., ."well-suited for use as a supplementary graduate text...packed with useful information. For those who still assume that our Constitution only lives in Supreme Court opinions, the book will be an eye-opening corrective."--Perspectives on Politics
"In a discussion that ranges from review of the Supreme Court's decisions on federalism and war powers to speech, religion, race, and separation of powers, the authors ably demonstrate how constitutional interpretation is a dialogue among the judiciary, Congress, and the president, with the latter
two often either acquiescing in judicial supremacy for political reasons or choosing to ignore it for the same. This is an excellent supplement for collections on law, the Supreme Court, and national politics."--Choice , .."well-suited for use as a supplementary graduate text...packed with useful information. For those who still assume that our Constitution only lives in Supreme Court opinions, the book will be an eye-opening corrective."--Perspectives on Politics
"In a discussion that ranges from review of the Supreme Court's decisions on federalism and war powers to speech, religion, race, and separation of powers, the authors ably demonstrate how constitutional interpretation is a dialogue among the judiciary, Congress, and the president, with the latter
two often either acquiescing in judicial supremacy for political reasons or choosing to ignore it for the same. This is an excellent supplement for collections on law, the Supreme Court, and national politics."--Choice .,."well-suited for use as a supplementary graduate text...packed with useful information. For those who still assume that our Constitution only lives in Supreme Court opinions, the book will be an eye-opening corrective."--Perspectives on Politics
"In a discussion that ranges from review of the Supreme Court's decisions on federalism and war powers to speech, religion, race, and separation of powers, the authors ably demonstrate how constitutional interpretation is a dialogue among the judiciary, Congress, and the president, with the latter
two often either acquiescing in judicial supremacy for political reasons or choosing to ignore it for the same. This is an excellent supplement for collections on law, the Supreme Court, and national politics."--Choice ..."well-suited for use as a supplementary graduate text...packed with useful information. For those who still assume that our Constitution only lives in Supreme Court opinions, the book will be an eye-opening corrective."--Perspectives on Politics
"In a discussion that ranges from review of the Supreme Court's decisions on federalism and war powers to speech, religion, race, and separation of powers, the authors ably demonstrate how constitutional interpretation is a dialogue among the judiciary, Congress, and the president, with the latter
two often either acquiescing in judicial supremacy for political reasons or choosing to ignore it for the same. This is an excellent supplement for collections on law, the Supreme Court, and national politics."--Choice
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