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Title Constitutional politics in a conservative era [electronic resource] / edited by Austin Sarat.

Imprint Bingley, UK : JAI, 2008.

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Description 1 online resource (ix, 217 pages).
Series Studies in law, politics, and society, 1059-4337 ; v. 44, special issue
Studies in law, politics, and society ; v. 44, special issue.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary This volume of "Studies in Law, Politics, and Society" presents a unique special issue "Constitutional Politics in a Conservative Era". This issue brings together the work of leading scholars of Constitutionalism, Constitutional law, and politics in the United States to take stock of the field to chart its progress, and point the way for its future development. Much of the way Americans have thought about Constitutional law has, until recently, been dominated by models developed during the Warren Court Era. Today, however, scholars seek new approaches, approaches that do not take for granted liberal hegemony in the courts. Among these, theories of popular constitutionalism and judicial minimalism appear to be increasingly popular. How should Scholars think about American courts in an era of conservative domination of the judiciary? What should/will constitutional politics in the United States look like over the next decade?
Contents Understanding the impact and visibility of ideological change on the Supreme Court / Scott E. Lemieux and George I. Lovell -- An indifference thesis: constitutional law and politics in an era of "conservative domination" of the judiciary / Ira L. Strauber -- Popular constitutionalism: the new living constitutionalism / George Thomas -- Political regimes and the future of the first amendment / Thomas F. Burke -- Confirmation obfuscation: Supreme Court confirmation politics in a conservative era / David A. Yalof -- Why does a moderate/conservative Supreme Court in a conservative age expand gay rights?: Lawrence v. Texas (2003) in legal and political time / Ronald Kahn.
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Subject Sociological jurisprudence.
Law -- Political aspects.
Constitutional law -- United States.
Law -- Political aspects -- United States.
Conservatism -- United States.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1989-
Chronological Term Since 1989
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Sarat, Austin.
Other Form: Print version: Constitutional politics in a conservative era. 1st ed. Bingley, UK : Emerald/JAI, 2008 9780762314867 (OCoLC)195682795
ISBN 9781849505628 (electronic bk.)
1849505624 (electronic bk.)
9780762314867 (hbk.)
0762314869 (hbk.)