The myth of judicial activism making sense of Supreme Court decisions / Kermit Roosevelt III.

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Main Author: Roosevelt, Kermit, 1971-
Corporate Author: ProQuest (Firm)
Format: Electronic eBook
Published: New Haven : Yale University Press, c2006.
Table of Contents:
  • The plain meaning of the constitution : the fallacy of direct enforcement
  • The model : what doctrine is for
  • From activism to legitimacy
  • Equal protection, criminal procedure, executive detention
  • Gay rights : Romer, Lawrence, and Goodridge
  • Abortion : Roe and Casey
  • Takings : Kelo v. City of New London
  • The establishment clause
  • The death penalty : Roper and Atkins
  • The First Amendment : campaign finance reform
  • Refusing to defer
  • Reviled decisions
  • Branches behaving badly : whom do you trust?