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The Resource Judicial independence and the American constitution : a democratic paradox, Martin H. Redish

Judicial independence and the American constitution : a democratic paradox, Martin H. Redish

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Judicial independence and the American constitution : a democratic paradox
Title
Judicial independence and the American constitution
Title remainder
a democratic paradox
Statement of responsibility
Martin H. Redish
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Language
eng
Summary
"The Framers of the American Constitution took special pains to ensure that the governing principles of the republic were insulated from the reach of simple majorities. Only super-majoritarian amendments could modify these fundamental constitutional dictates. The Framers established a judicial branch shielded from direct majoritarian political accountability to protect and enforce these constitutional limits. Paradoxically, only a counter-majoritarian judicial branch could ensure the continued vitality of our representational form of government. This important lesson of the paradox of American democracy has been challenged and often ignored by office holders and legal scholars. [This book] defends the centrality of these special protections of judicial independence. [The author] explains how the nation's system of counter-majoritarian constitutionalism cannot survive absent the vesting of final powers of constitutional interpretation and enforcement in the one branch of government expressly protected by the Constitution from direct political accountability: the judicial branch. He uncovers how the current framework of American constitutional law has been unwisely allowed to threaten or undermine these core precepts of judicial independence."--
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Redish, Martin H
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Judicial independence
  • Judicial power
  • Constitutional law
  • Democracy
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Judicial independence and the American constitution : a democratic paradox, Martin H. Redish
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : America's contribution to political thought : prophylactic judicial independence as an instrument of democratic constitutionalism -- The foundations of American constitutionalism -- A taxonomy of judicial independence -- Judicial impeachment, judicial discipline, and American constitutionalism -- State courts, due process and the dangers of popular constitutionalism -- Constitutionalism, democracy, and the pathology of legislative deception -- Habeas corpus, due process, and American constitutionalism
Control code
ocn957138912
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
260 pages
Isbn
9780804792905
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)957138912
Label
Judicial independence and the American constitution : a democratic paradox, Martin H. Redish
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
Introduction : America's contribution to political thought : prophylactic judicial independence as an instrument of democratic constitutionalism -- The foundations of American constitutionalism -- A taxonomy of judicial independence -- Judicial impeachment, judicial discipline, and American constitutionalism -- State courts, due process and the dangers of popular constitutionalism -- Constitutionalism, democracy, and the pathology of legislative deception -- Habeas corpus, due process, and American constitutionalism
Control code
ocn957138912
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
260 pages
Isbn
9780804792905
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)957138912

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