The Resource The people themselves : popular constitutionalism and judicial review, Larry D. Kramer

The people themselves : popular constitutionalism and judicial review, Larry D. Kramer

Label
The people themselves : popular constitutionalism and judicial review
Title
The people themselves
Title remainder
popular constitutionalism and judicial review
Statement of responsibility
Larry D. Kramer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The United States Constitution is the foundational document of the longest and most successful democratic experiment in modern human history. It not only serves as the legal bedrock for the world's most powerful nation-state but also, more broadly, reflects that nation's fundamental commitments as a society.; Who then has the authority to interpret a blueprint of such extraordinary influence? Americans have come to treat the Constitution as somehow beyond the purview, even the competence, of the average American citizen. Only lawyers, judges, and academics are deemed fit to state what exactly the Constitution means. This elitist reliance on expert judgement is a radical and troublesome departure from the founding fathers' intent. America's Founding generation, in darling contrast, embraced a; political ideology that celebrated the central role of the "the people" in supplying government with its energy and direction, an ideal that remained at all times in the forefront of their thinking-Federalist and Anti-Federalist alike.; In this groundbreaking interpretation of America's founding and of its entire system of judicial review, Larry Kramer reveals that the colonists fought for and birthed a very different system - and held a very different understanding of citizenship - than Americans believe to be the norm today. "Popular sovreignty" was no historical abstraction nor was the notion of "the people" invoked largely as a flip rhetorical convenience on the campaign trail. Important trials and the prospective passage; of the influentional legislation such as the Alien Act - which granted a president the power to imprison or even deport immigrants - were met with vigorous public debate. The outcomes were greeted with celebratory feasts and bonfires, or riotous resistance. In short, Americans drew a clear parallel; between the law and the lived reality of their daily existence. Theis self-sovreignty in law as much as politics was active not abstract.; With this book, Larry Kramer vaults to the forefront of Constitutional interpretation. In the process, he rekindles the original spark of "we the people", inviting every citizen to join him in enlivening the seemingly deadened sensibilities that mark the relationship between Americans and their constitutional past, present, and future
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
342.73
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4881
LC item number
.K73 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The people themselves : popular constitutionalism and judicial review, Larry D. Kramer
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-337) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In substance, and in principle, the same as it was heretofore : the customary constitution -- A rule obligatory upon every department : the origins of judicial review -- The power under the constitution will always be in the people : the making of the constitution -- Courts, as well as other departments, are bound by that instrument : accepting judicial review -- What every true republican ought to depend on : rejecting judicial supremacy -- Notwithstanding this abstract view : the changing context of constitutional law -- To preserve the constitution, as a perpetual bond of union : the lessons of experience -- A layman's document, not a lawyer's contract : the continuing struggle for popular constitutionalism -- As an American : popular constitutionalism, circa 2004 --Epilogue : judicial review without judicial supremacy
Control code
ocm59717417
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 363 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780195169188
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b24263862
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)59717417
  • pebcs0195169182
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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