Overruling Democracy: The Supreme Court versus The American People

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Taylor & Francis, Mar 20, 2003 - Law - 312 pages
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The Supreme Court has recently issued decisions announcing that citizens have neither a constitutional right to vote, nor the right to an education. Conservative judges have continually disavowed claims to any rights not specifically mentioned in the Constitution. In "Overruling Democracy," celebrated law professor Jamin B. Raskin, argues that we need to develop a whole new set of rights, through amendments or court decisions, that revitalize and protect the democracy of everyday life. Detailing specific cases through interesting narratives, "Overruling Democracy" describes the transgressions of the Supreme Court against the Constitution and the people - and the faulty reasoning behind them - and lays out the plan for the best way to back a more democratic system.

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True account of how the SC has usurped the will of the people, from Bush v Gore to re-allocating electoral districts. Read full review

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Jamin B. Raskin is Professor of Law at American University in Washington D.C. His articles have appeared in Slate, The Washington Monthly, The American Prospect, The Nation, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times and many other newspapers, journals and magazines.

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