Bush v. Gore: The Question of Legitimacy [NOOK Book]

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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...
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Bush v. Gore: The Question of Legitimacy

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Overview

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.
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Randall Kennedy
The ideologically diverse commentators brought together by Bruce Ackerman to analyze Bush v. Gore offer a wealth of arresting and deeply-informed observations about an unprecedented case that will be passionately argued about for as long as the United States Supreme Court exists. In the library of commentary generated by the Supreme Court’s decision, Bush v. Gore: The Question of Legitimacy is absolutely essential reading.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300127003
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,515,088
  • File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Question of Legitimacy
1 An Unreasonable Reaction to a Reasonable Decision 3
2 Not as Bad as Plessy. Worse 20
3 eroG .v hsuB: Through the Looking Glass 39
4 In Partial (but not Partisan) Praise of Principle 67
5 The Fallibility of Reason 84
6 Sustaining the Premise of Legality: Learning to Live with Bush v. Gore 96
7 Can the Rule of Law Survive Bush v. Gore? 110
8 A Political Question 129
9 Political Questions and the Hazards of Pragmatism 145
10 The Conservatism in Bush v. Gore 163
11 Does the Constitution Enact the Republican Party Platform? Beyond Bush v. Gore 177
12 Off Balance 192
13 Legitimacy and the 2000 Election 210
Contributors 229
Index 231
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