Active Liberty : Interpreting Our Democratic Constitution
by Stephen Breyer


Overview - A brilliant new approach to the Constitution and courts of the United States by Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer.For Justice Breyer, the Constitution s primary role is to preserve and encourage what he calls active liberty: citizen participation in shaping government and its laws.  Read more...

 
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Overview
A brilliant new approach to the Constitution and courts of the United States by Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer.For Justice Breyer, the Constitution s 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 Constitution s 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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  • ISBN-13: 9780307274946
  • ISBN-10: 0307274942
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Publish Date: October 2006
  • Page Count: 161
  • Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.36 pounds


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