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Published: 01 October 2015

368 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199916542

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The Democratic Constitution, 2nd Edition

Second Edition

Neal Devins and Louis Fisher

  • Employs case studies on race, privacy, federalism, war powers, speech, and religion
  • Engaging and readable guide to how elected officials protect rights
  • Examines the relationship between the courts, politicians, and citizens
  • Focuses on the political dynamics of constitutional development rather than normative debates about constitutional interpretation

New to this Edition:

  • Fully updated to include important political-legal events of the past decade, such as the Guantanamo cases and Citizens United
  • Discusses the increasing importance of actors outside of the courts and formal politics; for example, the media and organizations like the Federalist Society

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