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Against the Death Penalty

By: Breyer, Stephen

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Seller ID: 9780815728894

ISBN: 0815728891

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Making Our Democracy Work: A Judge's View

By: Breyer, Stephen

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ISBN: 0307269914

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The Supreme Court is one of the most extraordinary institutions in our system of government. Charged with the responsibility of interpreting the Constitution, the nine unelected justices of the Court have the awesome power to strike down laws enacted by our elected representatives. Why does the public accept the Court's decisions as legitimate and follow them, even when those decisions are highly unpopular? What must the Court do to maintain the public's faith? How can the Court help make our democracy work? These are the questions that Justice Stephen Breyer tackles in this groundbreaking boo... View more info

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Active Liberty

By: Breyer, Stephen

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Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS: 8/20/2011

Seller ID: 9780307274946

ISBN: 0307274942

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A brilliant new approach to the Constitution and courts of the United States by Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer.For Justice Breyer, the Constitution's primary role is to preserve and encourage what he calls "active liberty" citizen participation in shaping government and its laws. As this book argues, promoting active liberty requires judicial modesty and deference to Congress; it also means recognizing the changing needs and demands of the populace. Indeed, the Constitution's lasting brilliance is that its principles may be adapted to cope with unanticipated situations, and Breyer makes ... View more info