The Will of the People: How Public Opinion Has Influenced the Supreme Court and Shaped the Meaning of the Constitution

The Will of the People: How Public Opinion Has Influenced the Supreme Court and Shaped the Meaning of the Constitution

by Barry Friedman

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780374532376
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 08/17/2010
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 624
Sales rank: 545,368
Product dimensions: 5.94(w) x 11.06(h) x 1.12(d)

About the Author

Barry Friedman holds the Jacob D. Fuchsberg Chair at the New York University School of Law. He is a constitutional lawyer and has litigated cases involving abortion, the death penalty, and free speech. He lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

Introduction 3

1 Conception 19

2 Independence 44

3 Defiance 72

4 Control 105

5 Constituency 137

6 Law v. Will 167

7 Acceptance 195

8 Limitations 237

9 Interpretation 280

10 Activism 323

Conclusion: What History Teaches 367

Notes 387

Acknowledgments 591

Index 595

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The Will of the People: How Public Opinion Has Influenced the Supreme Court and Shaped the Meaning of the Constitution 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
mattrutherford on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Very interesting. Compelling argument for how public opinion has shaped the Court.