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The Embattled Constitution
Author: Norman Dorsen

ISBN: 9780814770122
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 385
Published: 23 May 2012
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 583.0 x 389.5 x 2.3
"An indispensable and provocative guide through the thicket of today's most challenging constitutional controversies by some of the most eminent judges of their time. It offers an invaluable peek behind the curtain of judicial decision making."-David Cole, Professor of Law, Georgetown University   The EmbattledConstitution presents thefourth collection of the James Madison lectures delivered at the NYU School ofLaw, offering thoughtful examinations of an array of topics on civil libertiesby a distinguished group of federal judges, including Justice Stephen Breyer ofthe U.S. Supreme Court. The result is a fascinating look into the minds of thejudges who interpret, apply, and give meaning to our "embattled Constitution." In these insightfuland incisive essays, the authors bring to bear decades of experience to explorewide-ranging issues. Are today's public schools racially segregated? To whatextent can the federal courts apply the Bill of Rights without legislativeguidance? And what are the criteria for the highest standards of judging and constitutionalinterpretation? The authors also discuss how and why the Con...

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