The Myth of Judicial Activism: Making Sense of Supreme Court Decisions

Kermit Roosevelt (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$34.80
Publisher
Yale University Press
Publish Date
January 24, 2008
Pages
262
Dimensions
5.52 X 0.56 X 8.2 inches | 0.68 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780300126914
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About the Author

Kermit Roosevelt III is professor of law, University of Pennsylvania Law School, and author of the novel In the Shadow of the Law. He lives in Philadelphia.

Reviews

"A graceful and compelling account of constitutional decision-making.Β  Roosevelt shows how judges shape workable legal rules from constitutional meanings when reasonable minds can and do disagree. As learned as it is accessible, this book is a welcome antidote to today's overheated constitutional rhetoric."-Jack M. Balkin, Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment, Yale Law School
"Kermit Roosevelt has written a remarkably accessible, conversational book that sets out with admirable clarity what constitutes (and what is not) 'judicial activism' and how we can accept as 'legitimate' decisions with which we disagree.Β  One can only hope that it gets the wide readership it deserves."-Sanford Levinson, author of "Our Undemocratic Constitution: Β  Where the Constitution Goes Wrong (and How We the People Can Correct It)"