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Regulatory Rights : Supreme Court Activism, the Public Interest, and the Making of Constitutional Law (Hardcover)

Author: Yackle, Larry

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We often hear--with particular frequency during recent Supreme Court nomination hearings--that justices should not create constitutional rights, but should instead enforce the rights that the Constitution enshrines. In "Regulatory Rights," Larry Yackle sets out to convince readers that such arguments fundamentally misconceive both the work that justices do and the character of the American Constitution in whose name they do it. It matters who sits on the Supreme Court, he argues, precisely because justices "do" create individual constitutional rights.
Traversing a wide range of Supreme Court decisions that established crucial precedents about racial discrimination, the death penalty, and sexual freedom, Yackle contends that the rights we enjoy are neither more nor less than what the justices choose to make of them. "Regulatory Rights" is a bracing read that will be heatedly debated by all those interested in constitutional law and the judiciary.


Publisher Univ of Chicago Pr
Mfg Part# 9780226944715
SKU 204841408
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0226944719
Release Date 8/13/2012
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0260
Publisher University of Chicago Press
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