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Congress : protecting individual rights / Louis Fisher.

By: Fisher, Louis [author.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, 2016Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780700622122; 0700622128.Subject(s): Separation of powers -- United States | Civil rights -- United States -- HistoryAdditional physical formats: Print version:: No titleDDC classification: 342.7308/5 LOC classification: KF4935 | .F575 2016Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Louis Fisher (The Constitution Project) presents an excellent discussion of the vital yet often overlooked role the Congress plays in protecting individual rights. From a scholarly perspective, it makes sense that the legislative role would be relatively unnoticed, because the separation of powers implies that the Congress protects the rights of the (sometimes unjust) majority while the Supreme Court protects the frustrated minority. Congress meanwhile has done itself no favors with its high levels of partisanship and dysfunction, even though the Constitution expects the legislative branch to predominate. Fisher should be commended for showing how wrong this supposition is. He thoroughly explains Congressional achievements in protecting every major minority group (blacks, women, children, etc.). It should also be noted that the book is very well written and should be applauded for providing so much information in such a concise manner. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through faculty. --Billy W. Monroe, Prairie View A&M University

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