Making Our Democracy Work: A Judge's View

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Descrizione libro Knopf, 2010. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "Deeply thoughtfulBreyer's goal is for the system to work, to solve problems, to improve our national lifeHe is building an argument for the agesA clarion call to future generationsThis is a brave book." -Jeff Shesol,The New York Times Book Review "Vivid and full of surprising details . . . Breyer's willingness to present his argument in terms that educated citizens can understand, in the hope of persuading all of us to participate actively in American democracy, exemplifies an idealism about what is possible in a democratic citizenry, and an optimism about it, that is as impressive as it is rare on the Supreme Court . . . Very admirable. -Jeffrey Rosen,The New Republic "A calm, reasoned book about how the Supreme Court should do its work and how, in history it has sometimes failed the challenge . . . A remarkable contribution to educating the public about our constitutional system." -Anthony Lewis,New York Review of Books "A great read . . . At a moment in which most of us talk about the Constitution in tones of rage and betrayal, Breyer's optimism, modesty, and scholarly passion are welcome change. Making Our Democracy Work is an invitation to a much more civilized and nuanced conversation about the relationship between Americans, their government, and their freedom." -Dahlia Lithwick,Slate "An accomplished writer, Justice Breyer's absorbing stories offer insight into how a democracy works, and sometimes fails." -Publishers Weekly(starred review) "The most honest discussion of what a judge should do that you will ever find, all the more remarkable because it is written by a sitting Supreme Court justice." -David Fontana,The Washington Post "A users' guide to both the Constitution and the Supreme Court . . . You will find perhaps the best five-page description ever produced of how the Supreme Court works." -David M. Shribman,The Boston Globe "A full account of his judicial philosophy, one that allows the federal government wide latitude in addressing society's problems." -Jeffrey Toobin,The New Yorker "Making Our Democracy Work extends [Breyer's] public ruminations with what are becoming his hallmarks: wisdom, modesty, incisiveness . . . Breyer's thoughtful book draws readers into the court." -Jim Newton,Los Angeles Times. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_0307269914

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Descrizione libro Knopf Publishing Group, United States, 2010. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. New ed.. 234 x 147 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. The Supreme Court is one of the most extraordinary institutions in our system of government. Charged with the responsibility of interpreting the Constitution, the nine unelected justices of the Court have the awesome power to strike down laws enacted by our elected representatives. Why does the public accept the Court s decisions as legitimate and follow them, even when those decisions are highly unpopular? What must the Court do to maintain the public s faith? How can the Court help make our democracy work? These are the questions that Justice Stephen Breyer tackles in this groundbreaking book. Today we assume that when the Court rules, the public will obey. But Breyer declares that we cannot take the public s confidence in the Court for granted. He reminds us that at various moments in our history, the Court s decisions were disobeyed or ignored. And through investigations of past cases, concerning the Cherokee Indians, slavery, and Brown v. Board of Education, he brilliantly captures the steps--and the missteps--the Court took on the road to establishing its legitimacy as the guardian of the Constitution. Justice Breyer discusses what the Court must do going forward to maintain that public confidence and argues for interpreting the Constitution in a way that works in practice. He forcefully rejects competing approaches that look exclusively to the Constitution s text or to the eighteenth-century views of the framers. Instead, he advocates a pragmatic approach that applies unchanging constitutional values to ever-changing circumstances--an approach that will best demonstrate to the public that the Constitution continues to serve us well. The Court, he believes, must also respect the roles that other actors--such as the president, Congress, administrative agencies, and the states--play in our democracy, and he emphasizes the Court s obligation to build cooperative relationships with them. Finally, Justice Breyer examines the Court s recent decisions concerning the detainees held at Guantanamo Bay, contrasting these decisions with rulings concerning the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. He uses these cases to show how the Court can promote workable government by respecting the roles of other constitutional actors without compromising constitutional principles. Making Our Democracy Work is a tour de force of history and philosophy, offering an original approach to interpreting the Constitution that judges, lawyers, and scholars will look to for many years to come. And it further establishes Justice Breyer as one of the Court s greatest intellectuals and a leading legal voice of our time. Codice libro della libreria FLT9780307269911

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Descrizione libro Knopf Publishing Group, United States, 2010. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. New ed.. 234 x 147 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. The Supreme Court is one of the most extraordinary institutions in our system of government. Charged with the responsibility of interpreting the Constitution, the nine unelected justices of the Court have the awesome power to strike down laws enacted by our elected representatives. Why does the public accept the Court s decisions as legitimate and follow them, even when those decisions are highly unpopular? What must the Court do to maintain the public s faith? How can the Court help make our democracy work? These are the questions that Justice Stephen Breyer tackles in this groundbreaking book. Today we assume that when the Court rules, the public will obey. But Breyer declares that we cannot take the public s confidence in the Court for granted. He reminds us that at various moments in our history, the Court s decisions were disobeyed or ignored. And through investigations of past cases, concerning the Cherokee Indians, slavery, and Brown v. Board of Education, he brilliantly captures the steps--and the missteps--the Court took on the road to establishing its legitimacy as the guardian of the Constitution. Justice Breyer discusses what the Court must do going forward to maintain that public confidence and argues for interpreting the Constitution in a way that works in practice. He forcefully rejects competing approaches that look exclusively to the Constitution s text or to the eighteenth-century views of the framers. Instead, he advocates a pragmatic approach that applies unchanging constitutional values to ever-changing circumstances--an approach that will best demonstrate to the public that the Constitution continues to serve us well. The Court, he believes, must also respect the roles that other actors--such as the president, Congress, administrative agencies, and the states--play in our democracy, and he emphasizes the Court s obligation to build cooperative relationships with them. Finally, Justice Breyer examines the Court s recent decisions concerning the detainees held at Guantanamo Bay, contrasting these decisions with rulings concerning the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. He uses these cases to show how the Court can promote workable government by respecting the roles of other constitutional actors without compromising constitutional principles. Making Our Democracy Work is a tour de force of history and philosophy, offering an original approach to interpreting the Constitution that judges, lawyers, and scholars will look to for many years to come. And it further establishes Justice Breyer as one of the Court s greatest intellectuals and a leading legal voice of our time. Codice libro della libreria FLT9780307269911

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