The Democratic Constitution (Google eBook)
Neal Devins Goodrich Professor of Law College of William and Mary, Congressional Research Service Library of Congress Louis Fisher Senior Specialist in Separation of Powers
Oxford University Press, Jul 29, 2004 - Political Science - 320 pages
In this fascinating debunking of judicial supremacy, Devins and Fisher argue that nonjudicial contributions to constitutional interpretation make the Constitution more stable, more consistent with constitutional principles, and more protective of individual and minority rights. This highly readable narrative of how the Court and elected officials work in concert with the American people to shape constitutional values is an impressive affirmation of public participation in the political process.
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