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We the People : The Fourteenth Amendment and the Supreme Court - Michael J. Perry

We the People

The Fourteenth Amendment and the Supreme Court

Paperback Published: 1st February 2002
ISBN: 9780195151251
Number Of Pages: 288

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Several of the most divisive moral conflicts that have beset Americans in the period since World War II have been transmuted into constitutional conflicts and resolved as such. In his new book, eminent legal scholar Michael Perry evaluates the grave charge that the modern Supreme Court has engineered a "judicial usurpation of politics." In particular, Perry inquires which of several major Fourteenth Amendment conflicts--over race segregation, race-based affirmative action, sex-based discrimination, homosexuality, abortion, and physician-assisted suicide--have been resolved as they should have been. He lays the necessary groundwork for his inquiry by addressing questions of both constitutional theory and constitutional history. A clear-eyed examination of some of the perennial controversies in American life, We the People is a major contribution to modern constitutional studies.

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Perry has written an ambitious, thoughtful, and provocative book that combines theoretical analysis of interpretation of the Fourteenth Amendment with nuanced discussions of several specific constitutional cases. It is a worthy addition to the large and diverse scholarly literature on the Fourteenth Amendment.--Perspectives on Politics Science "We the People develops a detailed....highly intelligent reading of the Constitution and how to interpret it and its amendments....An excellent complement to law, Civil War, and constitutional interpretation collections for upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and professionals."--Choice "Valuable. . . . While far from a must-agree, it is definitely a must-read. [Perry's] original contribution is to link Fourteenth Amendment interpretation with democratic theory. In so doing, he manages to break the nexus between review of the record and ratification of personal opinion."--Law and Politics Book Review "We The People is a learned, passionate, and endlessly interesting analysis..."--Judicature Perry has written an ambitious, thoughtful, and provocative book that combines theoretical analysis of interpretation of the Fourteenth Amendment with nuanced discussions of several specific constitutional cases. It is a worthy addition to the large and diverse scholarly literature on the Fourteenth Amendment.--Perspectives on Politics Science "We the People develops a detailed....highly intelligent reading of the Constitution and how to interpret it and its amendments....An excellent complement to law, Civil War, and constitutional interpretation collections for upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and professionals."--Choice "Valuable. . . . While far from a must-agree, it is definitely a must-read. [Perry's] original contribution is to link Fourteenth Amendment interpretation with democratic theory. In so doing, he manages to break the nexus between review of the record and ratification of personal opinion."--Law and Politics Book Review "Michael Perry is a reflective man, and he is no doubt representative of the commentators now writing in the schools of law. And as he tries to address, through the law, questions of moral consequence, we may indeed see the furnishings of mind that prevail in the schools of law and shape the character of our judges."--First Things

Preface 1: Introduction: "The Judicial Usurpation of Politics" 2: What is "the Constitution" (And Other Fundamental Questions) 3: The Fourteenth Amendment: What Norms Did "We the People" Establish? 4: The Fourteenth Amendment and Race: Segregation and Affirmative Action 5: Beyond Race: Sex and Sexual Orientation 6: Further Beyond: Abortion and Physician-Assisted Suicide 7: Concluding Reflections

ISBN: 9780195151251
ISBN-10: 0195151259
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st February 2002
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.4 x 16.46  x 1.55
Weight (kg): 0.46

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