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The Resource Engines of liberty : the power of citizen activists to make constitutional law, David Cole

Engines of liberty : the power of citizen activists to make constitutional law, David Cole

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Engines of liberty : the power of citizen activists to make constitutional law
Title
Engines of liberty
Title remainder
the power of citizen activists to make constitutional law
Statement of responsibility
David Cole
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"From an award-winning legal scholar, a stirring argument about the central role of citizen activists in shaping our nation's constitutional law Who determines whether gay Americans can marry? Who says whether citizens can own guns? And who decides on the fate of prisoners taken in the War on Terror? Most Americans would answer: the Supreme Court. While the rest of us stand by waiting for their decisions, the nine justices decide the fate of our freedoms. Overturning this conventional wisdom, David Cole argues that citizen activists are the true drivers of constitutional change. He shows that time and time again, associations of ordinary Americans have persuaded a majority of the justices to adopt their point of view and transform constitutional law. Revealing the tactics successful causes adopt, Cole offers a guidebook for anyone seeking social change, as well as a deeper understanding of how our Constitution actually works. An unexpected account of the power of small groups of committed people, The Spirit of Liberty is essential reading for anyone who has lost faith in political activism in our era of gridlock."--
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1958-
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Cole, David
Dewey number
342.73
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Law reform
  • Justice, Administration of
  • Constitutional law
  • Law reform
  • Political participation
Label
Engines of liberty : the power of citizen activists to make constitutional law, David Cole
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Part two:
  • Right to bear arms
  • One state at a time
  • Revisionist history
  • Federal forums
  • Supreme recognition
  • People power
  • Part three:
  • Human rights in the war on terror
  • "Completely hopeless"
  • Part one:
  • Korematsu's legacy
  • At home abroad
  • Messages and messengers
  • Transformative transparency
  • The Obama difference
  • Marriage equality
  • The vision
  • A marathon, not a sprint : Vermont
  • One step forward, how many back? Massachusetts
  • A victory lost and regained : California
  • Losing forward : Maine
  • The end game : Windsor and Obergefell
Control code
FIEb17849573
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 307 pages
Isbn
9780465060900
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)920018266
Label
Engines of liberty : the power of citizen activists to make constitutional law, David Cole
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Part two:
  • Right to bear arms
  • One state at a time
  • Revisionist history
  • Federal forums
  • Supreme recognition
  • People power
  • Part three:
  • Human rights in the war on terror
  • "Completely hopeless"
  • Part one:
  • Korematsu's legacy
  • At home abroad
  • Messages and messengers
  • Transformative transparency
  • The Obama difference
  • Marriage equality
  • The vision
  • A marathon, not a sprint : Vermont
  • One step forward, how many back? Massachusetts
  • A victory lost and regained : California
  • Losing forward : Maine
  • The end game : Windsor and Obergefell
Control code
FIEb17849573
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 307 pages
Isbn
9780465060900
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)920018266

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