In defense of a political court

Peretti, Terri Jennings, 1956-

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  • Creator Terri Jennings Peretti
  • Format Books
  • Publication Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c1999.
  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (381 p.)
  • ISBNs 1400823358, 1282753916, 9786612753916, 1400812968
  • OCLC ocn700688667, ocn614677123


  • Can the Supreme Court be free of politics? Do we want it to be? Normative constitutional theory has long concerned itself with the legitimate scope and limits of judicial review. Too often, theorists seek to resolve that issue by eliminating politics from constitutional decisionmaking. In contrast, Terri Peretti argues for an openly political role for the Supreme Court. Peretti asserts that politically motivated constitutional decisionmaking is not only inevitable, it is legitimate and desirable as well. When Supreme Court justices decide in accordance with their ideological values, or cons


  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [321]-358) and index.
  • English


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