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Judicial Power and American Character: Censoring Ourselves in an Anxious Age
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Oxford Univ Pr on Demand
Publication date November 3, 1994
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780195089011
ISBN-10 0195089014
Dimensions 0.75 by 6.50 by 10 in.
Original list price $115.00
Other format details university press
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: In this highly original book, Robert Nagel demonstrates how contemporary constitutional politics reflect the moral character of American culture. He persuasively argues that judicial decisions embody wider social tendenceies towards moral evasiveness, privatization, and opportunism. Constitutional interpretation, he urges, is often an effort to stifle political disagreement and, ultimately, to censor our own beliefs and traditions. Nagel ranges over such controversial topics as the confirmation hearings of Clarence Thomas and Robert Bork, local resistance to abortion rights, political correctness on campus, and judicial decisions dealing with pornography, flag burning, gay rights, school prayer, and racial desegregation. Crossing conventional political and philosophical lines, the analysis is surprising and provocative. Nagel sees fundamental similarities between liberals like Ronald Dworkin and conservatives like Bork. He finds judicial arrogance in jurists as different as William Brennan and Sandra O'Connor. Clearly written and forcefully argued, this work is an audacious examination of judicial power as an integral part of our increasingly anxious and intolerant society.

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Hardcover
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from Oxford Univ Pr on Demand (November 3, 1994)
9780195089011 | details & prices | 6.50 × 10.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $115.00
About: In this highly original book, Robert Nagel demonstrates how contemporary constitutional politics reflect the moral character of American culture.
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Reprint edition from Oxford Univ Pr on Demand (April 11, 1996)
9780195106626 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $61.00

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