The Myth of the Imperial Judiciary: Why the Right Is Wrong about the Courts

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Januar 2006



The Myth of the Imperial Judiciary explores the anti-judicial ideological trend of the American right. Mark Kozlowski first assesses the validity of the conservative view of Founding Fathers' intent, arguing that courts have played an assertive role in our politics since their establishment. He then considers contemporary judicial powers to show that conservatives have greatly overstated the extent to which courts now determine our politics and the extent to which courts remain subject to political controls. Kozlowski reveals the ways in which the claims of those on the right are often either unsupported or simply wrong. He concludes that American courts, far from imperiling our democracy or our moral fabric, stand as a bulwark against the abuse of legislative power, acting forcefully to give meaning to constitutional promises.


Mark Kozlowski was formerly associate counsel at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law. He writes about issues of judicial independence on behalf of the Center.


"Will appeal to readers across the political spectrum." - Harvard Law Review "The Myth of the Imperial Judiciary makes a formidable argument that conservatives indeed have an unrealistic conception of the Supreme Court." - Austin American Statesman "Kozlowski marshals history to show that not only was a strong and active judiciary intended by the Founding Fathers, it has served the nation extremely well." - Washington Post"
EAN: 9780814747957
ISBN: 0814747957
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2006
Seitenanzahl: 293 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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