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Our Secret Constitution: How Lincoln Redefined American Democracy

George P. Fletcher

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195156287
eISBN:
9780199872169
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195156285.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book asserts that the Civil War marks the end of one era of American legal history, and the beginning of another. Abraham Lincoln's famous Gettysberg Address is viewed as the beginning of a new ... More


The Importance of Bush v. Gore to All Americans

Alan M. Dershowitz

in Supreme Injustice: How the High Court Hijacked Election 2000

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195158076
eISBN:
9780199869848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195158075.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Aims to demonstrate that, during the (Bush vs Gore) US presidential election of 2000, by any reasonable standard of evaluation, the majority justices of the US Supreme Court failed to test the US ... More


Authoritarianism, Democracy and the Supreme Court: Horizontal Exchange and the Rule of Law in Mexico

Beatriz Magaloni

in Democratic Accountability in Latin America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199256372
eISBN:
9780191602368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256373.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter examines the relationship between authoritarianism, democracy and the emergence of Supreme Court independence in Mexico. It presents three mechanisms to explain why party hegemony meant ... More


Five Justices Decide the Election

Alan M. Dershowitz

in Supreme Injustice: How the High Court Hijacked Election 2000

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195158076
eISBN:
9780199869848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195158075.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Outlines the constitutional and statutory framework within which presidential elections are conducted in the USA. Provides a brief chronology and an account of the US (Bush vs Gore) presidential ... More


The Inconsistency of the Majority Justices With Their Previously Expressed Views

Alan M. Dershowitz

in Supreme Injustice: How the High Court Hijacked Election 2000

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195158076
eISBN:
9780199869848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195158075.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Aims to demonstrate that, during the (Bush vs Gore) US presidential election of 2000, by any reasonable standard of evaluation, the majority justices of the US Supreme Court failed to test the US ... More


The Golden Rule

Michael J. Gerhardt

in The Power of Precedent

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195150506
eISBN:
9780199871131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150506.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the multiple factors (ignored by most social scientists and legal scholars) limiting the path dependency of precedent—or the extent to which precedent forecloses or mandates ... More


The Patterns of Supreme Court Precedent

Michael J. Gerhardt

in The Power of Precedent

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195150506
eISBN:
9780199871131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150506.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter provides a detailed overview of the Supreme Court's handling of precedent from the Jay Court through the Rehnquist Court. It examines the principal patterns in the justices' approach to ... More


The Final Decision

Alan M. Dershowitz

in Supreme Injustice: How the High Court Hijacked Election 2000

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195158076
eISBN:
9780199869848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195158075.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Gives an account of the final decision of the US Supreme Court on the Florida vote in the (Bush vs Gore) US presidential election of 2000. Includes discussion of the deliberations and decisions of ... More


Methodology in State Constitutional Rights Interpretation

Robert F. Williams

in The Law of American State Constitutions

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195343083
eISBN:
9780199866960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343083.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses methodology problems arising in cases where similar federal and state constitutional rights claims are raised. Most federal constitutional rights have been incorporated into ... More


Super Precedent

Michael J. Gerhardt

in The Power of Precedent

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195150506
eISBN:
9780199871131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150506.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the relatively rare, though highly significant circumstances in which precedents are practically immune to reconsideration or reversal. After reviewing the basic features that ... More


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