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By Pamela S. Karlan

ISBN-10: 0262019892

ISBN-13: 9780262019897

Pamela S. Karlan is a special determine in American legislation. A professor at Stanford legislations institution and previous counsel for the NAACP, she has argued seven situations on the excellent courtroom and labored on dozens extra as a clerk for Justice Harry Blackmun. In her first ebook written for a basic viewers, she examines what occurs in American courtrooms -- specially the ultimate courtroom -- and what it capability for our daily lives and to our nationwide commitments to democracy, justice, and equity. via an exploration of present hot-button criminal concerns -- from vote casting rights to the loss of life penalty, well-being care, same-sex marriage, invasive high-tech searches, and gun regulate -- Karlan makes a worldly and resonant case for her imaginative and prescient of the structure. on the center of that imaginative and prescient is the conviction that the structure is an evolving record that permits executive to resolve novel difficulties and extend the field of human freedom. As skeptics cost congressional overreach on such matters because the cheap Care Act or even balloting rights, Karlan pushes again. On person rights specifically, she believes the structure permits Congress to implement the substance of its amendments. and he or she calls out the Roberts courtroom for its disdain for the opposite branches of presidency and for its alignment with a conservative agenda.

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