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Making our democracy work: a judge's view 1 edition

Making our democracy work
Stephen G. Breyer

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Making our democracy work
a judge's view
1st ed.
Stephen Breyer

Published 2010 by Alfred A. Knopf in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

Justice Breyer discusses what the Court must do going forward to maintain that public confidence and argues for interpreting the Constitution in a way that works in practice. He forcefully rejects competing approaches that look exclusively to the Constitution's text or to the eighteenth-century views of the framers. Instead, he advocates a pragmatic approach that applies unchanging constitutional values to ever-changing circumstances--an approach that will best demonstrate to the public that the Constitution continues to serve us well.--

Table of Contents

Judicial review : the democratic anomaly
Establishing judicial review : Marbury v. Madison
The Cherokees
Dred Scott
Little Rock
A present-day example
The basic approach
Congress, statutes, and purposes
The executive branch, administrative action, and comparative expertise
The states and federalism : decentralization and subsidiarity
Other federal courts : specialization
Past court decisions : stability
Individual liberty : permanent values and proportionality
The President, national security, and accountability : Korematsu
Presidential power : Guantánamo and accountability.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.


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KF4575 .B738 2010

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xiv, 270 p. :
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