Freedom's Law

Freedom's Law

by Ronald D. Dworkin
     
 

Ronald Dworkin argues that Americans have been systematically misled about what their Constitution is and how judges interpret it. In spirited and illuminating discussions of both recent constitutional cases and general constitutional principles, he argues that a distinctly American version of government based on the "moral" reading of the Constitution is in fact the… See more details below

Overview

Ronald Dworkin argues that Americans have been systematically misled about what their Constitution is and how judges interpret it. In spirited and illuminating discussions of both recent constitutional cases and general constitutional principles, he argues that a distinctly American version of government based on the "moral" reading of the Constitution is in fact the best account of what democracy really is.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674319288
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
04/25/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.85(d)

Table of Contents

  • Introduction: The Moral Reading and the Majoritarian Premise
  • Part 1: Life, Death, and Race

    • 1. Roe in Danger
    • 2. Verdict Postponed
    • 3. What the Constitution Says
    • 4. Roe Was Saved
    • 5. Do We Have a Right to Die?
    • 6. Gag Rule and Affirmative Action


  • Part 2: Speech, Conscience, and Sex

    • 7. The Press on Trial
    • 8. Why Must Speech Be Free?
    • 9. Pornography and Hate
    • 10. MacKinnon’s Words
    • 11. Why Academic Freedom?


  • Part 3: Judges

    • 12. Bork: The Senate’s Responsibility
    • 13. What Bork’s Defeat Meant
    • 14. Bork’s Own Postmortem
    • 15. The Thomas Nomination
    • 16. Anita Hill and Clarence Thomas
    • 17. Learned Hand


  • Notes
  • Sources
  • Index

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