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Engines of liberty : the power of citizen activists to make constitutional law

Author: David Cole
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From an award-winning legal scholar, a stirring argument about the central role of citizen activists in shaping our nation's constitutional law Who determines whether gay Americans can marry? Who says whether citizens can own guns? And who decides on the fate of prisoners taken in the War on Terror? Most Americans would answer: the Supreme Court. While the rest of us stand by waiting for their decisions, the nine
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Cole
ISBN: 9780465060900 0465060900
OCLC Number: 920018266
Description: viii, 307 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The vision --
A marathon, not a Sprint : Vermont --
One step forward, how many back? Massachusetts --
A victory lost : and regained : California --
Losing forward : Maine --
The end game : Windsor and Obergefell --
One state at a time --
Revisionnist history --
Federal forums --
Supreme recognition --
People power --
"Completely hopeless" --
Korematsu's legacy --
At home abroad --
Messages and messengers --
Transformative transparency --
The Obama difference --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: David Cole.

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