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Making our Democracy Work : a judge's view / by Stephen Breyer.

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  • 9 of 9 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Starke Co PL - Schricker Main Library (Knox) 347.7312 BRE (Text) 30032010510854 ADULT FICTION Available -
Westfield Washington PL - Westfield 347.7312 Breyer (Text) 78292000301196 Adult Non-Fiction Book Collection Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780307269911
  • ISBN: 0307269914
  • Physical Description: xiv, 270 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2010.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Judicial review : the democratic anomaly -- Establishing judicial review : Marbury v. Madison -- The Cherokees -- Dred Scott -- Little Rock -- A present-day example -- The basic approach -- Congress, statutes, and purposes -- The executive branch, administrative action, and comparative expertise -- The states and federalism : decentralization and subsidiarity -- Other federal courts : specialization -- Past court decisions : stability -- Individual liberty : permanent values and proportionality -- The President, national security, and accountability : Korematsu -- Presidential power : Guantánamo and accountability.
Summary, etc.:
Justice Breyer discusses what the Court must do going forward to maintain that public confidence and argues for interpreting the Constitution in a way that works in practice. He forcefully rejects competing approaches that look exclusively to the Constitution's text or to the eighteenth-century views of the framers. Instead, he advocates a pragmatic approach that applies unchanging constitutional values to ever-changing circumstances--an approach that will best demonstrate to the public that the Constitution continues to serve us well.-- Source other than Library of Congress.
Subject: Judicial review > United States.
Judicial review > United States > History.
Political questions and judicial power > United States.
Separation of powers > United States.

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