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Published: 13 March 2008

216 Pages


ISBN: 9780199227075

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Active Liberty

Interpreting a Democratic Constitution

Revised Edition

Stephen Breyer

Clarendon Law Lectures

  • Presents the authoritative statement of Justice Breyer's liberal theory of democratic constitutionalism, a leading voice of the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Provides a coherent guide for constitutional interpretation for judges and practitioners involved in constitutional litigation
  • Offers an original contribution to the liberal theory of democratic government, including the role and scope of human rights protection

New to this Edition:

  • A new chapter discusses central questions of European constitutional law, including the foundations of EU legitimacy, and religious freedom as a human right