Desperately Seeking Certainty : The Misguided Quest for Constitutional Foundations
By: Farber, Daniel A.
Contributor(s): Sherry, Suzanna.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (221 p.).ISBN: 9780226238104.Subject(s): Constitutional law -- United States -- Philosophy | Constitutional law -- United States | Electronic books. -- localGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Desperately Seeking Certainty : The Misguided Quest for Constitutional FoundationsDDC classification: 342.73 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Contents -- Preface -- 1. Of Law and Latkes -- 2. In the Beginning:Robert Bork and Other Originalists -- 3. The Formalist Crusade of Antonin Scalia -- 4. Richard Epstein and the Incredible Shrinking Government -- 5. Akhil Amar and the People's Court -- 6. Bruce Ackerman's Magic Amendment Machine -- 7. Ronald Dworkin and the City on the Hill -- 8. Dethroning Grand Theory -- Appendix -- Notes -- Index
Irreverent, provocative, and engaging, Desperately Seeking Certainty attacks the current legal vogue for grand unified theories of constitutional interpretation. On both the Right and the Left, prominent legal scholars are attempting to build all of constitutional law from a single foundational idea. Dan Farber and Suzanna Sherry find that in the end no single, all-encompassing theory can successfully guide judges or provide definitive or even sensible answers to every constitutional question. Their book brilliantly reveals how problematic foundationalism is and shows how the pragmatic, multif
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