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The Court and the Constitution by Archibald…

The Court and the Constitution (original 1987; edition 1987)

by Archibald Cox (Author)

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Building a nation, from laissezfaire to the welfare state, constitutional adjudication as an instrument of reform,
Title:The Court and the Constitution
Authors:Archibald Cox (Author)
Info:Boston : Houghton Mifflin
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The Court and the Constitution by Archibald Cox (1987)



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Archibald Cox, Nixon's nemesis, explains the history of the Supreme Court and its consitutional interpretations. Read this book and discard simplisitic notions about liberal 'activist' judges. Perhaps the most activist judges in US history were the conservatives that frustrated Roosevelt's New Deal legislation. Was John Marshall an 'activist' when he asserted the right and duty of the Supreme Court to 'say what the law is' in Marbury v. Madison? That case established the rule of law as much as any other single act in Anglo-American legal history.

Most lawyers probably need to read this book (I am one), but it is very accessible to the lay reader as well. ( )
  dougwood57 | Nov 10, 2007 |
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In celebrating the bicentennial of the Philadelphia Convention that drew up the Constitution in 1787, Americans will once again reassert their faith in constitutionalism and the rule of law.
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