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Great Cases in Constitutional Law.

By: George, Robert P.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2016Copyright date: ©2000Description: 1 online resource (216 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781400882724.Subject(s): Constitutional law - United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Great Cases in Constitutional LawDDC classification: 342.73/02 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Contributors -- Introduction -- CHAPTER ONE Marbury v. Madison and the Theory of Judicial Supremacy -- CHAPTER TWO "Despotism in Some Form": Marbury v. Madison -- CHAPTER THREE Dred Scott v. Sandford and Its Legacy -- CHAPTER FOUR Politics and Judicial Responsibility: Dred Scott v. Sandford -- CHAPTER FIVE Lochner v. New York and the Cast of Our Laws -- CHAPTER SIX The Substance of Process: Lochner v. New York -- CHAPTER SEVEN Brown v. Board of Education and "Originalism" -- CHAPTER EIGHT Originalism-The Deceptive Evil: Brown v. Board of Education -- CHAPTER NINE Roe v. Wade: Speaking the Unspeakable -- CHAPTER TEN Judicial Power and Abortion Politics: Roe v. Wade -- Index.
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Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Contributors -- Introduction -- CHAPTER ONE Marbury v. Madison and the Theory of Judicial Supremacy -- CHAPTER TWO "Despotism in Some Form": Marbury v. Madison -- CHAPTER THREE Dred Scott v. Sandford and Its Legacy -- CHAPTER FOUR Politics and Judicial Responsibility: Dred Scott v. Sandford -- CHAPTER FIVE Lochner v. New York and the Cast of Our Laws -- CHAPTER SIX The Substance of Process: Lochner v. New York -- CHAPTER SEVEN Brown v. Board of Education and "Originalism" -- CHAPTER EIGHT Originalism-The Deceptive Evil: Brown v. Board of Education -- CHAPTER NINE Roe v. Wade: Speaking the Unspeakable -- CHAPTER TEN Judicial Power and Abortion Politics: Roe v. Wade -- Index.

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Based on a lecture series commemorating the 250th anniversary of Princeton University, this collection of essays compiled by George (Princeton Univ.) examines the impact key Supreme Court cases have had on the concept of judicial review. The introduction presents a reasonably effective overview of the historical development of this judicial doctrine. The text proceeds to focus on the most important cases (Marbury, Dred Scott, Lochner, Brown v. Board of Education, Roe v. Wade) in which the Court has willfully interjected itself into public policy disputes, thereby shaping the future scope of judicial power. Despite its lofty goals, few original insights are offered that shed light on this problematic subject. However, Cass Sunstein's contribution succinctly summarizes the danger of the Court intervening in sociopolitical disputes, arguing that contemporary judges need to seek more limited goals by circumspect means ("incompletely theorized arguments"), instead of deliberately circumventing the political process. Although the selection of "great" cases and depth of analysis can be questioned, the volume provides an effective overview of the contemporary dispute over judicial power in the US. General, undergraduate, and faculty collections. J. Dense; University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

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Robert P. George is McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University. He has served as a presidential appointee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and as a Judicial Fellow at the Supreme Court of the United States, where he received the Justice Tom C. Clark Award.

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