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The Resource The new Roberts court, Donald Trump, and our failing constitution, Stephen M. Feldman

The new Roberts court, Donald Trump, and our failing constitution, Stephen M. Feldman

Label
The new Roberts court, Donald Trump, and our failing constitution
Title
The new Roberts court, Donald Trump, and our failing constitution
Statement of responsibility
Stephen M. Feldman
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book traces the evolution of the constitutional order, explaining Donald Trump's election as a symptom of a degraded democratic-capitalist system. Beginning with the framers' vision of a balanced system--balanced between the public and private spheres, between government power and individual rights--the constitutional order evolved over two centuries until it reached its present stage, Democracy, Inc., in which corporations and billionaires wield herculean political power. The five conservative justices of the early Roberts Court, including the late Antonin Scalia, stamped Democracy, Inc., with a constitutional imprimatur, contravening the framers' vision while simultaneously claiming to follow the Constitution's original meaning. The justices believed they were upholding the American way of life, but they instead placed our democratic-capitalist system in its gravest danger since World War II. With Neil Gorsuch replacing Scalia, the new Court must choose: Will it follow the early Roberts Court in approving and bolstering Democracy, Inc., or will it restore the crucial balance between the public and private spheres in our constitutional system?" -- Publisher's website
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Feldman, Stephen M.
Dewey number
320.9
Index
index present
LC call number
KF8748
LC item number
.F453 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Roberts, John G
  • Trump, Donald
  • Gorsuch, Neil M.
  • United States
  • United States
  • Political questions and judicial power
  • Constitutional law
  • Political rights, Loss of
  • Presidents
Label
The new Roberts court, Donald Trump, and our failing constitution, Stephen M. Feldman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Democracy, Inc., and the betrayal of the Constitution -- Part I. The Foundation for a Balanced Structure -- The constitutional framing : republican democracy, private property, and free expression -- Part II. The Transformation of the Constitutional System -- Republican democracy evolves : corporations and laissez faire -- Pluralist democracy saves the United States and invigorates free expression -- Pluralist democracy evolves : free expression, judicial conservatism, and the Cold War -- Democracy, Inc., and the end of the Cold War -- Part III. The Early and New Roberts Courts -- Constitution betrayed : the endangerment of the American democratic-capitalist system -- Will we save the American constitutional system?
Control code
ocn975368351
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
x, 274 pages
Isbn
9783319564500
Lccn
2017938539
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)975368351
Label
The new Roberts court, Donald Trump, and our failing constitution, Stephen M. Feldman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Democracy, Inc., and the betrayal of the Constitution -- Part I. The Foundation for a Balanced Structure -- The constitutional framing : republican democracy, private property, and free expression -- Part II. The Transformation of the Constitutional System -- Republican democracy evolves : corporations and laissez faire -- Pluralist democracy saves the United States and invigorates free expression -- Pluralist democracy evolves : free expression, judicial conservatism, and the Cold War -- Democracy, Inc., and the end of the Cold War -- Part III. The Early and New Roberts Courts -- Constitution betrayed : the endangerment of the American democratic-capitalist system -- Will we save the American constitutional system?
Control code
ocn975368351
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
x, 274 pages
Isbn
9783319564500
Lccn
2017938539
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)975368351

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