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A constitution for all times, Pamela S. Karlan

Label
A constitution for all times
Title
A constitution for all times
Statement of responsibility
Pamela S. Karlan
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Pamela S. Karlan is a unique figure in American law. A professor at Stanford Law School and former counsel for the NAACP, she has argued seven cases at the Supreme Court and worked on dozens more as a clerk for Justice Harry Blackmun. In her first book written for a general audience, she examines what happens in American courtrooms -- especially the Supreme Court -- and what it means for our everyday lives and to our national commitments to democracy, justice, and fairness. Through an exploration of current hot-button legal issues -- from voting rights to the death penalty, health care, same-sex marriage, invasive high-tech searches, and gun control -- Karlan makes a sophisticated and resonant case for her vision of the Constitution. At the heart of that vision is the conviction that the Constitution is an evolving document that enables government to solve novel problems and expand the sphere of human freedom. As skeptics charge congressional overreach on such issues as the Affordable Care Act and even voting rights, Karlan pushes back. On individual rights in particular, she believes the Constitution allows Congress to enforce the substance of its amendments. And she calls out the Roberts Court for its disdain for the other branches of government and for its alignment with a conservative agenda
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Karlan, Pamela S
Dewey number
342.73
Index
no index present
LC call number
KF4550
LC item number
.K37 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Boston review book
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Constitutional law
  • Political questions and judicial power
  • Constitutional law
  • Political questions and judicial power
  • United States
Label
A constitution for all times, Pamela S. Karlan
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In the beginning -- Founding firearms -- Why interpretive methods matter -- What do we mean by judicial activism? -- The unhealthy activism of the Roberts Court -- The long shadow Bush v. Gore -- The wages of Watergate -- Me, Inc. -- Votes behind bars -- Gideon's muted trumpet -- The cost of death -- What's a right without a remedy? -- When the umpire throws the pitches -- Empty benches -- Sometimes an amendment is just an amendment -- It takes two -- The constitution without the court
Control code
ocn842880338
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
xv, 183 pages
Isbn
9780262019897
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013031529
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)842880338
  • (Sirsi) a1758001
Label
A constitution for all times, Pamela S. Karlan
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In the beginning -- Founding firearms -- Why interpretive methods matter -- What do we mean by judicial activism? -- The unhealthy activism of the Roberts Court -- The long shadow Bush v. Gore -- The wages of Watergate -- Me, Inc. -- Votes behind bars -- Gideon's muted trumpet -- The cost of death -- What's a right without a remedy? -- When the umpire throws the pitches -- Empty benches -- Sometimes an amendment is just an amendment -- It takes two -- The constitution without the court
Control code
ocn842880338
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
xv, 183 pages
Isbn
9780262019897
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013031529
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)842880338
  • (Sirsi) a1758001

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