Active Liberty: Interpreting Our Democratic Constitution

Active Liberty: Interpreting Our Democratic Constitution Author Stephen Breyer
ISBN-10 0307274942
ISBN-13 9780307274946
Year 2006-10-10
Pages 176
Language English
Publisher Vintage
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A brilliant new approach to the Constitution and courts of the United States by Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer For Justice Breyer the Constitutions primary role is to preserve and encourage what he calls active liberty citizen participation in shaping government and its laws As this book argues promoting active liberty requires judicial modesty and deference to Congress it also means recognizing the changing needs and demands of the populace Indeed the Constitutions lasting brilliance is that its principles may be adapted to cope with unanticipated situations and Breyer makes a powerful case against treating it as a static guide intended for a world that is dead and gone Using contemporary examples from federalism to privacy to affirmative action this is a vital contribution to the ongoing debate over the role and power of our courts

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Active Liberty

Active Liberty Author Stephen Breyer
ISBN-10 0307424618
Release 2007-12-18
Pages 176

Active Liberty

Active Liberty Author Stephen Breyer
ISBN-10 9780307274946
Release 2006
Pages 161

Active Liberty

Active Liberty Author Stephen G. Breyer
ISBN-10 9780307263131
Release 2005
Pages 161