Judicial Activism: Bulwark of Freedom or Precarious Security? / Edition 2

Judicial Activism: Bulwark of Freedom or Precarious Security? / Edition 2

by Christopher Wolfe
     
 

ISBN-10: 0847685314

ISBN-13: 9780847685318

Pub. Date: 04/30/1997

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

In this revised and updated edition of a classic text, one of America's leading constitutional theorists presents a brief but well-balanced history of judicial review and summarizes the arguments both for and against judicial activism within the context of American democracy. Christopher Wolfe demonstrates how modern courts have used their power to create new

Overview

In this revised and updated edition of a classic text, one of America's leading constitutional theorists presents a brief but well-balanced history of judicial review and summarizes the arguments both for and against judicial activism within the context of American democracy. Christopher Wolfe demonstrates how modern courts have used their power to create new "rights" with fateful political consequences and he challenges popular opinions held by many contemporary legal scholars. This is important reading for anyone interested in the role of the judiciary within American politics. Praise for the first edition of Judicial Activism: "This is a splendid contribution to the literature, integrating for the first time between two covers an extensive debate, honestly and dispassionately presented, on the role of courts in American policy. —Stanley C. Brubaker, Colgate University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847685318
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
04/30/1997
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 9.05(h) x 0.32(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Framing the Issue Chapter 3 The Constitution and the Need for Adaptation Chapter 4 Judicial Review and Democracy Chapter 5 Judicial Review and Good Government Chapter 6 Democracy and the Indirect Effects of Judicial Review

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