The Resource A theory of liberty : the Constitution and minorities, H.N. Hirsch

A theory of liberty : the Constitution and minorities, H.N. Hirsch

Label
A theory of liberty : the Constitution and minorities
Title
A theory of liberty
Title remainder
the Constitution and minorities
Statement of responsibility
H.N. Hirsch
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • A Theory of Liberty seeks to change the way we think about the American constitution. The focus of the book is the legal status of minority groups in the United States - a topic at the top of the current political agenda. Arguing that minority rights were vitally important to the founding fathers, H.N. Hirsch presents an original and provocative look at issues such as affirmative action, abortion, and the rights of children, lesbians and gay men, mental patients, and the physically disabled
  • In an analysis which blends history, philosophy, law, and social science, Hirsch attacks both liberals who hide from history and conservatives who push for "original intent." He argues that we can remain faithful to the most basic intent of the founding fathers without losing our ability to reinterpret the Constitution against the backdrop of contemporary social "facts." Hirsch exposes the errors and hypocrisy of the current Supreme Court majority, and argues that the Constitution's liberty can and should be interpreted to protect the rights of minority groups. Timely and controversial, A Theory of Liberty offers a challenging look at some of America's most basic ideological commitments, and will appeal to anyone concerned with the current state of American law or the treatment of minority groups
Dewey number
  • 342.73/0873
  • 347.302873
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4755
LC item number
.H57 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
After the law
Label
A theory of liberty : the Constitution and minorities, H.N. Hirsch
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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  • zbnus
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Contents
Ch. 1. Introduction: Liberal Jurisprudence, History, and Political Science -- Ch. 2. Liberty: The Black Box -- Ch. 3. Police Powers, Neutral Principles, and Constitutional Change -- Ch. 4. "The Most Willful Blindness": The Supreme Court and Social Facts -- Ch. 5. Democracy, Empathy, and Suspect Classes -- Ch. 6. The Threnody of Liberalism: Liberty and Community
Control code
000008941410
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 276 p.
Isbn
9780415905855
Lccn
92010561 //r97
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b16795295
System control number
  • rmr6988620
  • (OCoLC)25628729

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