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The Resource Engines of liberty : the power of citizen activists to make constitutional law, David Cole

Engines of liberty : the power of citizen activists to make constitutional law, David Cole

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Engines of liberty : the power of citizen activists to make constitutional law
Title
Engines of liberty
Title remainder
the power of citizen activists to make constitutional law
Statement of responsibility
David Cole
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Most Americans see the Supreme Court as the ultimate arbiter of constitutional freedoms. They are not wrong to do so: most of the major changes we have seen to our constitutional rights in the past 200 years--ending segregation, prohibiting sex discrimination, protecting political association--have come about because of decisions made by the Supreme Court. But as the award-winning constitutional scholar David Cole argues in The Spirit of Liberty, while the Supreme Court may be the final decision maker, it is not the true source of constitutional change. Citizen activists are. Many times in this nation's history, citizens have fought to get their causes on the Court's docket--and have successfully waged parallel battles in the court of public opinion, which often guides the Supreme Court's decisions. Through the stories of three successful campaigns--for same-sex marriage, against gun control, and for civil liberties in the War on Terror--Cole reveals how advocates and interest groups sway the Supreme Court and, in the process, rewrite constitutional law. "--
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1958-
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Cole, David
Dewey number
342.73
Index
index present
LC call number
KF384
LC item number
.C65 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Law reform
  • Justice, Administration of
  • Constitutional law
  • Law reform
  • Political participation
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Constitutions
  • Constitutional law
  • Justice, Administration of
  • Law reform
  • Law reform
  • Political participation
  • United States
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
Label
Engines of liberty : the power of citizen activists to make constitutional law, David Cole
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Federal forums
  • Supreme recognition
  • People power
  • "Completely hopeless"
  • Korematsu's legacy
  • At home abroad
  • Messages and messengers
  • Transformative transparency
  • The Obama difference
  • The vision
  • A marathon, not a sprint : Vermont
  • One step forward, how many back? Massachusetts
  • A victory lost and regained : California
  • Losing forward : Maine
  • The end game : Windsor and Obergefell
  • One state at a time
  • Revisionist history
Control code
ocn920018266
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 307 pages
Isbn
9780465060900
Lccn
2015036456
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o920018266
  • (OCoLC)920018266
Label
Engines of liberty : the power of citizen activists to make constitutional law, David Cole
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Federal forums
  • Supreme recognition
  • People power
  • "Completely hopeless"
  • Korematsu's legacy
  • At home abroad
  • Messages and messengers
  • Transformative transparency
  • The Obama difference
  • The vision
  • A marathon, not a sprint : Vermont
  • One step forward, how many back? Massachusetts
  • A victory lost and regained : California
  • Losing forward : Maine
  • The end game : Windsor and Obergefell
  • One state at a time
  • Revisionist history
Control code
ocn920018266
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 307 pages
Isbn
9780465060900
Lccn
2015036456
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o920018266
  • (OCoLC)920018266

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