Bush v. Gore: The Question of Legitimacy / Edition 1

Bush v. Gore: The Question of Legitimacy / Edition 1

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by Bruce Ackerman
     
 

The Supreme Court's intervention in the 2000 election will shape American law and democracy long after George W. Bush has left the White House. This vitally important book brings together a broad range of preeminent legal scholars who address the larger questions raised by the Supreme Court's actions. Did the Court's decision violate the rule of law? Did it inaugurate… See more details below

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The Supreme Court's intervention in the 2000 election will shape American law and democracy long after George W. Bush has left the White House. This vitally important book brings together a broad range of preeminent legal scholars who address the larger questions raised by the Supreme Court's actions. Did the Court's decision violate the rule of law? Did it inaugurate an era of super-politicized jurisprudence? How should Bush v. Gore change the terms of debate over the next round of Supreme Court appointments? The contributors-Bruce Ackerman, Jack Balkin, Guido Calabresi, Steven Calabresi, Owen Fiss, Charles Fried, Robert Post, Margaret Jane Radin, Jeffrey Rosen, Jed Rubenfeld, Cass Sunstein, Laurence Tribe, and Mark Tushnet-represent a broad political spectrum. Their reactions to the case are varied and surprising, filled with sparkling argument and spirited debate. This is a must-read book for thoughtful Americans everywhere.

Author Biography: Bruce Ackerman is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University. Ian Ayres is William K. Townsend Professor of Law at Yale University.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300093797
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Question of Legitimacy
1An Unreasonable Reaction to a Reasonable Decision3
2Not as Bad as Plessy. Worse20
3eroG .v hsuB: Through the Looking Glass39
4In Partial (but not Partisan) Praise of Principle67
5The Fallibility of Reason84
6Sustaining the Premise of Legality: Learning to Live with Bush v. Gore96
7Can the Rule of Law Survive Bush v. Gore?110
8A Political Question129
9Political Questions and the Hazards of Pragmatism145
10The Conservatism in Bush v. Gore163
11Does the Constitution Enact the Republican Party Platform? Beyond Bush v. Gore177
12Off Balance192
13Legitimacy and the 2000 Election210
Contributors229
Index231

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