Democracy and Distrust: A Theory of Judicial Review

Democracy and Distrust: A Theory of Judicial Review

by John Ely
     
 

This powerfully argued appraisal of judicial review may change the face of American law. Written for layman and scholar alike, the book addresses one of the most important issues facing Americans today: within what guidelines shall the Supreme Court apply the strictures of the Constitution to the complexities of modern life?See more details below

Overview

This powerfully argued appraisal of judicial review may change the face of American law. Written for layman and scholar alike, the book addresses one of the most important issues facing Americans today: within what guidelines shall the Supreme Court apply the strictures of the Constitution to the complexities of modern life?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674196377
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
06/12/2008
Series:
Harvard Paperbacks Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Sales rank:
545,813
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Allure of Interpretivism

2. The Impossibility of a Clause-Bound Interpretivism

3. Discovering Fundamental Values

4. Policing the Process of Representation: The Court as Referee

5. Clearing the Channels of Political Change

6. Facilitating the Representation of Minorities

Conclusion

Notes

Index

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