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Breaking the Deadlock

Breaking the Deadlock Author Richard A. Posner
ISBN-10 1400824281
Release 2001-07-05
Pages 288
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The 2000 Presidential election ended in a collision of history, law, and the courts. It produced a deadlock that dragged out the result for over a month, and consequences--real and imagined--that promise to drag on for years. In the first in-depth study of the election and its litigious aftermath, Judge Posner surveys the history and theory of American electoral law and practice, analyzes which Presidential candidate ''really'' won the popular vote in Florida, surveys the litigation that ensued, evaluates the courts, the lawyers, and the commentators, and ends with a blueprint for reforming our Presidential electoral practices. The book starts with an overview of the electoral process, including its history and guiding theories. It looks next at the Florida election itself, exploring which candidate ''really'' won and whether this is even a meaningful question. The focus then shifts to the complex litigation, both state and federal, provoked by the photo finish. On the basis of the pragmatic jurisprudence that Judge Posner has articulated and defended in his previous writings, this book offers an alternative justification for the Supreme Court's decision in Bush v. Gore while praising the Court for averting the chaotic consequences of an unresolved deadlock. Posner also evaluates the performance of the lawyers who conducted the post-election litigation and of the academics who commented on the unfolding drama. He argues that neither Gore's nor Bush's lawyers blundered seriously, but that the reaction of the legal professoriat to the litigation exposed serious flaws in the academic practice of constitutional law. While rejecting such radical moves as abolishing the Electoral College or creating a national ballot, Posner concludes with a detailed plan of feasible reforms designed to avoid a repetition of the 2000 election fiasco. Lawyers, political scientists, pundits, and politicians are waiting to hear what Judge Posner has to say. But this book is written for and will be welcomed by all who were riveted by the recent crisis of presidential succession.



The Will of the People

The Will of the People Author Barry Friedman
ISBN-10 1429989955
Release 2009-09-29
Pages 624
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In recent years, the justices of the Supreme Court have ruled definitively on such issues as abortion, school prayer, and military tribunals in the war on terror. They decided one of American history's most contested presidential elections. Yet for all their power, the justices never face election and hold their offices for life. This combination of influence and apparent unaccountability has led many to complain that there is something illegitimate—even undemocratic—about judicial authority. In The Will of the People, Barry Friedman challenges that claim by showing that the Court has always been subject to a higher power: the American public. Judicial positions have been abolished, the justices' jurisdiction has been stripped, the Court has been packed, and unpopular decisions have been defied. For at least the past sixty years, the justices have made sure that their decisions do not stray too far from public opinion. Friedman's pathbreaking account of the relationship between popular opinion and the Supreme Court—from the Declaration of Independence to the end of the Rehnquist court in 2005—details how the American people came to accept their most controversial institution and shaped the meaning of the Constitution.



Law Pragmatism and Democracy

Law  Pragmatism  and Democracy Author Richard A. Posner
ISBN-10 0674042298
Release 2005-10-31
Pages 416
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Richard Posner argues for a conception of the liberal state based on pragmatic theories of government. He views the actions of elected officials as guided by interests rather than by reason and the decisions of judges by discretion rather than by rules. He emphasizes the institutional and material, rather than moral and deliberative, factors in democratic decision making. Posner argues that democracy is best viewed as a competition for power by means of regular elections. Citizens should not be expected to play a significant role in making complex public policy regarding, say, taxes or missile defense.



Judges on Judging

Judges on Judging Author David M. O'Brien
ISBN-10 9781483304762
Release 2012-10-01
Pages 392
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Thoroughly revised and updated for this fourth edition, David M. O'Brien's Judges on Judging offers insights into the judicial philosophies and political views of those on the bench. Broad in scope, this one-of-a-kind book features "off-the-bench" writings and speeches in which Supreme Court justices, as well as lower federal and state court judges, discuss the judicial process, constitutional and statutory interpretation, judicial federalism, and the role of the judiciary. Engaging introductory material provides students with necessary thematic and historical context making this book the perfect supplement to present a nuanced view of the judiciary.



The Democracy Index

The Democracy Index Author Heather K. Gerken
ISBN-10 0691136947
Release 2009-04-05
Pages 181
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In this lucid and lively book, Gerken diagnoses what is wrong with the American election process and proposes a radically new and simple solution: a democracy index that would rate the performance of state and local election systems.



On the Supreme Court

On the Supreme Court Author Louis Fisher
ISBN-10 9781317254997
Release 2016-01-08
Pages 242
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"On the Supreme Court" places the Supreme Court in a rich historical and political context, demonstrating how its interpretations of statutes and the Constitution are necessarily shared with the elected branches, the 50 states, and the general public. It explains why the Court exercises judicial review, not judicial supremacy. It demonstrates that, contrary to popular opinion, the Court does not supply the final or exclusive word on the Constitution. In an era of tectonic changes, "On the Supreme Court" offers a fresh perspective on this mainstay institution from a scholar with unique insights as a Constitutional specialist as well as a Congressional researcher.Key features of the text: "



Supreme Court A to Z

Supreme Court A to Z Author Kenneth Jost
ISBN-10 9781608717446
Release 2012-03-14
Pages 668
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The Supreme Court A to Z offers accessible information about the Supreme Court, including its history, traditions, organization, dynamics, and personalities. The entries in The Supreme Court A to Z are arranged alphabetically and are extensively cross-referenced to related information. This volume also has a detailed index, reference materials on Supreme Court nominations, a seat chart of the justices, the U.S. Constitution, online sources of decisions, and a bibliography to help simplify research. The fifth edition of The Supreme Court A to Z has been thoroughly updated to incorporate coverage of significant new cases and recent changes on the bench and includes more than 350 alphabetized entries. Presented in an engaging reader-friendly design, this edition includes: - Biographies of recently appointed Associate Justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor - Updated entries on key issues and concepts, including abortion, campaigns and elections, civil rights, class action, due process, freedom of the press, retired justices, reapportionment and redistricting, school desegregation, and war powers - New entries on criminal law and media and the court, which highlights the Court's online presence - This timely resource also includes updated seat charts of the justices, online sources for finding decisions, and a selected bibliography The Supreme Court A to Z is part of CQ Press's five-volume American Government A to Z series.



Constitutional Law 2002

Constitutional Law 2002 Author Geoffrey R. R. Stone
ISBN-10 0735524963
Release 2002-01-01
Pages 300
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This case supplement adds depth and currency to the balanced presentation of doctrine and practice that has earned CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, Fourth Edition, by Stone, Seidman, Sunstein, Tushnet and Karlan its leading position in the field. This case supplement integrates coverage of cases for the 2001-2002 Supreme Court term.



Constitutional Law 2003 Case Supplement

Constitutional Law  2003 Case Supplement Author Seidman
ISBN-10 0735534772
Release 2003
Pages 247
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This timely Case Supplement adds currency and depth to the balanced presentation of doctrine and practice that has earned Constitutional Law, Fourth Edition by Stone, Seidman, Sunstein, and Tushnet its leading position in the field. This 2003 Supplement integrates coverage of cases for the 2002-2003 Supreme Court term.



Constitutional law for a changing America

Constitutional law for a changing America Author Lee Epstein
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105063751213
Release 2006-10-15
Pages 857
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Constitutional law for a changing America has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Constitutional law for a changing America also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Constitutional law for a changing America book for free.



Constitutional Law Stories

Constitutional Law Stories Author Michael C. Dorf
ISBN-10 IND:30000128332024
Release 2009-01-01
Pages 561
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This publication provides a student with an understanding of 15 leading U.S. constitutional law cases, focusing on how the litigation was shaped by lawyers, judges and socioeconomic factors, and why the cases have attained landmark status. It is suitable for adoption as a supplement in an introductory constitutional law course, or as a text for an advanced seminar.



Constitutional commentary

Constitutional commentary Author
ISBN-10 UCAL:B5075871
Release 2002
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Virtue jurisprudence

Virtue jurisprudence Author Colin Patrick Farrelly
ISBN-10 0230552897
Release 2007-12-15
Pages 268
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This book is the first authoritative text on virtue jurisprudence - the belief that the final end of law is not to maximize preference satisfaction or protect certain rights and privileges, but to promote human flourishing. Scholars of law, philosophy and politics illustrate here the value of the virtue ethics tradition to modern legal theory.



2003 supplement to Constitutional law the American Constitution Constitutional rights and liberties

2003 supplement to Constitutional law  the American Constitution  Constitutional rights and liberties Author Jesse H. Choper
ISBN-10 031414658X
Release 2003-08
Pages 169
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Tempered Strength

Tempered Strength Author Ethan M. Fishman
ISBN-10 0739104020
Release 2002-01-01
Pages 225
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Moral leadership matters. As world politics enters a new and dangerous era, judgment, constancy, moral purpose, and a willingness to overcome partisan politicking are essential for America's leaders. Tempered Strength finds the alternative standard of leadership that Americans are seeking in the classical philosophy of prudence. Ethan Fishman's new work brings together leading American political scientists including Ronald Beiner, Kenneth L. Deutsch, and George Anastaplo to discuss the evolution of a standard of prudential leadership both reasonable in nature and practical in scope. Section One studies the meaning of prudence and its evolution in the history of political science from Aristotelian phronesis to Xenophon, Thomas Aquinas, Edmund Burke, and Michael Oakeshott. Section Two demonstrates how the theory of prudential leadership can be applied to practical political issues."



The Supreme Court Law Review

The Supreme Court Law Review Author E. P. Belobaba
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105063685817
Release 2004
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The Economist

The Economist Author
ISBN-10 UVA:X006111915
Release 2001
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