Great Cases in Constitutional Law
Slavery, segregation, abortion, workers' rights, the power of the courts. These issues have been at the heart of the greatest constitutional controversies in American history. And in this concise and thought-provoking volume, some of today's most distinguished legal scholars and commentators explain for a general audience how five landmark Supreme Court cases centered on those controversies shaped the country's destiny and continue to affect us even now. The book is a profound exploration of the Supreme Court's importance to America's social and political life. It is also, as many of the contributors show, an intriguing reflection of what some have seen as an important trend in legal scholarship away from an uncritical belief in the essentially benign nature of judicial power.
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... since, according to the dominant understanding of the scope of judicial
authority under the Constitution, the invalidation of legislative acts by courts
exercising the power of constitutional 'judicial review" cannot be reversed by
Where critics saw, and see, the usurpation of democratic authority by electorally
unaccountable judges, defenders saw, and see, the justices functioning as
guardians of constitutional ideals against the depredations of legislative
This denial of congressional authority to limit slavery, even in federal territories,
was considered by critics of the Court to be an outrageous usurpation of
congressional legislative authority; and it set the stage, in the view of many
The Supreme Court invalidated the legislation on the ground that Congress had
no authority under the Constitution to enact it. Yet, despite outrage and
protestation, the Court was able to make its ruling stick. Congress, in effect,
acquiesced in ...
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