We the People: The Fourteenth Amendment and the Supreme Court / Edition 1

We the People: The Fourteenth Amendment and the Supreme Court / Edition 1

by Michael J. Perry
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195151259

ISBN-13: 9780195151251

Pub. Date: 11/28/2001

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Is the Supreme Court usurping American politics? In this book eminent legal scholar Michael J. Perry addresses this grave question, specifically inquiring into which of several major constitutional conflicts centered on the Fourteenth Amendment - conflicts over racial segregation, race-based affirmative action, sex-based discrimination, homosexuality, abortion, and…  See more details below

Overview

Is the Supreme Court usurping American politics? In this book eminent legal scholar Michael J. Perry addresses this grave question, specifically inquiring into which of several major constitutional conflicts centered on the Fourteenth Amendment - conflicts over racial segregation, race-based affirmative action, sex-based discrimination, homosexuality, abortion, and physician-assisted suicide - have been resolved as they should have been.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195151251
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 5.80(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction: "The Judicial Usurpation of Politics"3
2What Is "the Constitution"? (And Other Fundamental Questions)15
3The Fourteenth Amendment: What Norms Did "We the People" Establish?48
4The Fourteenth Amendment and Race: Segregation and Affirmative Action88
5Beyond Race: Sex and Sexual Orientation117
6Further Beyond: Abortion and Physician-Assisted Suicide151
7Concluding Reflections180
Notes187
Index259

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