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The Resource Dissent and the Supreme Court : Its Role in the Court's History and the Nation's Constitutional Dialogue, Melvin I. Urofsky

Dissent and the Supreme Court : Its Role in the Court's History and the Nation's Constitutional Dialogue, Melvin I. Urofsky

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Dissent and the Supreme Court : Its Role in the Court's History and the Nation's Constitutional Dialogue
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Dissent and the Supreme Court
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Its Role in the Court's History and the Nation's Constitutional Dialogue
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Melvin I. Urofsky
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eng
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From the revered judicial authority--author of Louis D. Brandeis, Division and Discord, and Supreme Decisions--a major book that looks at the role of dissent in the Supreme Court and the meaning of the Constitution through the greatest and longest lasting (226 years) public policy debate in the country's history, among members of the Supreme Court, between the Court and the other branches of government, and between the Court and the people of the United States. Melvin Urofsky writes of the necessity of constitutional dialogue as one of the ways in which we as a people reinvent and reinvigorate our democratic society. In Dissent and the Supreme Court, he explores the great dissents throughout the Court's 226-year-history. He discusses in detail the role the Supreme Court has played in helping to define what the Constitution means, how the Court's majority opinions have not always been right, and how the dissenters, by positing alternative interpretations, have initiated a critical dialogue about what a particular decision should mean. This dialogue, Urofsky writes, is sometimes resolved quickly; other times it may take decades before the Court adjusts its position. Louis Brandeis's dissenting opinion about wiretapping became the position of the Court four decades after it was written. The Court took six decades to adopt the dissenting opinion of the first Justice Harlan in Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)--that segregation on the basis of race violated the Constitution--in its decision in Brown v. Board of Education (1954).(With black-and-white illustrations throughout.)From the Hardcover edition
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Urofsky, Melvin I
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342.7302/9
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no index present
LC call number
KF8748
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • United States
  • Dissenting opinions
  • Dissenters
  • Judicial opinions
  • Constitutional law
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Dissent and the Supreme Court : Its Role in the Court's History and the Nation's Constitutional Dialogue, Melvin I. Urofsky
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9781101870631
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  • 2029824
  • (OCoLC)907677051
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  • 2029824
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Dissent and the Supreme Court : Its Role in the Court's History and the Nation's Constitutional Dialogue, Melvin I. Urofsky
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Publication
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unknown
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781101870631
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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bb88654f-cc4d-4972-bdac-551e4bf2d5d7
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • 2029824
  • (OCoLC)907677051
  • (OCoLC)ocn907677051
  • 2029824

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