Judicial Power and American Character (Innbundet)

Censoring Ourselves in an Anxious Age


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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 1994
Antall sider: 198
Forlag: Oxford University Press Inc
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9780195089011
Omtale Judicial Power and American Character
In this highly original book, Robert Nagel demonstrates how contemporary constitutional politics relate to the moral character of American culture. He argues persuasively that judicial decisions reflect wider social tendencies towards moral evasiveness, privatization, and opportunism. Constitutional interpretation, he urges, is often an effort to stifle political disagreement and, ultimately, to censor our own beliefs and traditions. Nagel ranges over such controversial topics as the confirmation hearings of Clarence Thomas and Robert Bork, local resistance to abortion rights, political correctness on campus, and judicial decisions dealing with pornography, flag burning, gay rights, school prayer, and racial desegregation.

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