Freedom and the Rule of Law

Freedom and the Rule of Law

by Anthony A. Peacock
     
 

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Freedom and the Rule of Law takes a critical look at the historical beginnings of law in the United States, and how that history has influenced current trends regarding law and freedom. Anthony Peacock has compiled articles that examine the relationship between freedom and the rule of law in America. The rule of law is fundamental to all liberal constitutional

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Freedom and the Rule of Law takes a critical look at the historical beginnings of law in the United States, and how that history has influenced current trends regarding law and freedom. Anthony Peacock has compiled articles that examine the relationship between freedom and the rule of law in America. The rule of law is fundamental to all liberal constitutional regimes whose political orders recognize the equal natural rights of all.

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Ronald J. Pestritto
In modern American society, the rule of law is so regularly taken for granted that there is little appreciation for its importance or for what life would be like without it. Yet it was of critical importance to our founders, and is linked inextricably with the separation of powers system. Perhaps because we Americans take the rule of law for granted, we may not realize the extent to which the concept has been severely undermined of late. Freedom and the Rule of Law will serve as a reminder to its readers of how central the rule of law is to our Constitution, and of what we Americans stand to lose from its continued erosion. Anthony Peacock has assembled a terrific group of scholars to make this case on a variety of fronts, and readers will very much profit from their efforts.
Mark Rush
Anthony Peacock has assembled a superb team of scholars who discuss and analyze the evolving role of the judiciary and its impact on the rule of law in the United States. The essays offer much provocative food for thought as the authors demonstrate how contemporary visions of the rule of law and the role of the judiciary deviate from the original understanding that informed the Framers' constitutional vision.
Scholars and students alike will find much to discuss in this edited volume. No doubt it will inform and enliven debates in constitutional law classes across the country.

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ISBN-13:
9780739136188
Publisher:
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
02/16/2010
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

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