Federalism, the Supreme Court, and the Seventeenth Amendment

Federalism, the Supreme Court, and the Seventeenth Amendment

The Irony of Constitutional Democracy

eBook - 2001
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Abraham Lincoln worried that the 'walls' of the constitution would ultimately be leveled by the 'silent artillery of time.' His fears materialized with the 1913 ratification of the Seventeenth Amendment, which, by eliminating federalism's structural protection, altered the very nature and meaning of federalism. Ralph A. Rossum's provocative new book considers the forces unleashed by an amendment to install the direct election of U.S. Senators. Far from expecting federalism to be protected by an activist court, the Framers, Rossum argues, expected the constitutional structure, particularly the.
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, ©2001
ISBN: 9780739154991
0739154990
0739102850
9780739102855
0739102869
9780739102862
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xi, 307 pages)

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