The will of the people : how public opinion has influenced the Supreme Court and shaped the meaning of the Constitution

Friedman, Barry, 1958-
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  • Creator Barry Friedman
  • Format Books
  • Publication 1st ed. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009.
  • Physical Details
    • 614 pages ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9780374220341, 0374220344, 9781616648268, 1616648260, 9780374532376, 0374532370
  • OCLC ocn288379634

Summary

  • Friedman's pathbreaking account of the relationship between popular opinion and the Supreme Court--from the Declaration of Independence to the end of the Rehnquist court in 2005--details how the American people came to accept their most controversial institution and shaped the meaning of the Constitution.

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references and index.

Contents

  • Conception -- Independence -- Defiance -- Control -- Constituency -- Law v. will -- Acceptance -- Limitations -- Interpretation -- Activism -- Conclusion: What history teaches