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Overruling Democracy: The Supreme Court Vs. the American Peopleby Jamin B Raskin
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The Supreme Court has recently issued decisions announcing that citizens have neither a constitutional right to vote, nor the right to an education. Conservative judges have continually disavowed claims to any rights not specifically mentioned in the Constitution. In "Overruling Democracy", celebrated law professor Jamin B. Raskin, argues that we need to develop a whole new set of rights, through amendments or court decisions, that revitalize and protect the democracy of everyday life. Detailing specific cases through interesting narratives, "Overruling Democracy" describes the transgressions of the Supreme Court against the Constitution and the people - and the faulty reasoning behind them - and lays out the plan for the best way to back a more democratic system.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -278) and index.
Table of Contents
The Supreme Court and America's democracy deficit — The court supreme : Bush v. Gore and the judicial assault on democracy — Reading democracy out : the citizen has no right to vote and the majority doesn't rule — Unequal protection : the Supreme Court's racial double standard in redistricting — America's signature exclusion : how democracy is made safe for the two-party system — "Arrogant Orwellian bureaucrats" : how America's electoral-industrial complex controls our political debates and gerrymanders your mind — Schooling for democracy — Democracy and the corporation — Unflagging patriotism : the people, the flag, and the Constitution — Democracy rising : overruling the court, rerighting America.
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