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Constitutional Rights, Moral Controversy, and the Supreme Court
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Cambridge Univ Pr
Publication date December 23, 2010
Pages 254
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780521184410
ISBN-10 052118441X
Dimensions 0.70 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.80 lbs.
Original list price $39.99
Other format details university press
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: In this important new book, Michael J. Perry examines three of the most disputed constitutional issues of our time: capital punishment, state laws banning abortion, and state policies denying the benefit of law to same-sex unions. The author, a leading constitutional scholar, explains that if a majority of the justices of the Supreme Court believes that a law violates the Constitution, it does not necessarily follow that the Court should rule that the law is unconstitutional. In cases in which it is argued that a law violates the Constitution, the Supreme Court must decide which of two importantly different questions it should address: (1) Is the challenged law unconstitutional? (2) Is the lawmakers' judgment that the challenged law is constitutional a reasonable judgment? (One can answer both questions in the affirmative.) By focusing on the death penalty, abortion, and same-sex unions, Perry provides illuminating new perspectives not only on moral controversies that implicate one or more constitutionally entrenched human rights, but also on the fundamental question of the Supreme Court's proper role in adjudicating such controversies.

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9780521755955 | details & prices | 254 pages | 5.50 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $94.99
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from Cambridge Univ Pr (December 23, 2010)
9780521184410 | details & prices | 254 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.70 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $39.99
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