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Political Foundations of Judicial Supremacy
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Keith E. Whittington
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-03-09 - Publisher: Princeton University Press

Should the Supreme Court have the last word when it comes to interpreting the Constitution? The justices on the Supreme Court certainly seem to think so--and their critics say that this position threatens democracy. But Keith Whittington argues that the Court's justices have not simply seized power and circumvented politics.
Repugnant Laws
Language: en
Pages: 432
Authors: Keith E. Whittington
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019 - Publisher: Constitutional Thinking

When the Supreme Court strikes down favored legislation, politicians cry judicial activism. When the law is one politicians oppose, the court is heroically righting a wrong. In our polarized moment of partisan fervor, the Supreme Court's routine work of judicial review is increasingly viewed through a political lens, decried by
The Oxford Handbook of Law and Politics
Language: en
Pages: 832
Authors: Keith E. Whittington, R. Daniel Kelemen, Gregory A. Caldeira
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-06-10 - Publisher: OUP Oxford

The study of law and politics is one of the foundation stones of the discipline of political science, and it has been one of the most productive areas of cross-fertilization between the various subfields of political science and between political science and other cognate disciplines. This Handbook provides a comprehensive
The Development of the American Presidency
Language: en
Pages: 648
Authors: Richard J. Ellis
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-06-26 - Publisher: Routledge

A full understanding of the institution of the American presidency requires us to examine how it developed from the founding to the present. This developmental lens, analyzing how historical turns have shaped the modern institution, allows for a richer, more nuanced understanding beyond the current newspaper headlines. The Development of
Social and Political Foundations of Constitutions
Language: en
Pages: 696
Authors: Denis J. Galligan, Mila Versteeg
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-10-14 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This volume analyses the social and political forces that influence constitutions and the process of constitution making. It combines theoretical perspectives on the social and political foundations of constitutions with a range of detailed case studies from nineteen countries. In the first part leading scholars analyse and develop a range