Judicial Power and American Character
Censoring Ourselves in An Anxious AgeeBook - 1996
This original work is an unusual effort to relate modern constitutional politics to the moral character of American culture. Writing in non-technical language, Nagel demonstrates how judicial decisions embody wider social tendencies toward moral evasiveness, privatization, and opportunism. He shows that constitutional interpretation is often used to stifle political disagreement and, ultimately, to censor our own beliefs and traditions. The discussion ranges over such controversial topics as political correctness on the campus and in the case law, resistance to constitutional rights like abort.
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1996, ©1994
Characteristics: 1 online resource (188 pages)