A Country I Do Not Recognize

The Legal Assault on American Values

Author: Robert H. Bork

Publisher: Hoover Press

ISBN: 0817946039

Category: Political Science

Page: 196

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During the past forty years, activists have repeatedly used the court system to accomplish substantive policy results that could not otherwise be obtained through the ordinary political processes of government, both in the United States and abroad. In five insightful essays, the contributors to this volume show how these legal decisions have undermined America's sovereignty and values. They reveal how international law challenges American beliefs and interests and exposes U.S. citizens to legal and economic risks, how the "right to privacy" poses a serious threat to constitutional self-government, how the Supreme Court's religion decisions have done serious damage to our religious freedom, and more.
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Executive Disorder

The Subversion of the United States Supreme Court, 1914-1940

Author: Ann McReynolds Bush,Cornelia Wendell Bush

Publisher: Cornelia Wendell Bush

ISBN: 1453652647

Category: Law

Page: 332

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Executive Disorder follows the career of US Attorney General and Associate Justice James Clark McReynolds, who advocated states rights, a true interpretation of the Constitution, and sound currency based on the gold standard. Under Taft, McReynolds was one of the authors of the Judicial Code. McReynolds, best known for his opposition to New Deal policies, was joined by VanDevanter, Sutherland and Butler, who were sometimes called "the Four Horsemen." Executive Disorder traces the use and abuse of executive power to establish policies and organizations that were later struck down as unconstitutional by the Court, and reveals how the door was opened to create an imbalance of the original powers that govern our nation.
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The Language of Law and the Foundations of American Constitutionalism

Author: Gary L. McDowell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139488112

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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For much of its history, the interpretation of the United States Constitution presupposed judges seeking the meaning of the text and the original intentions behind that text, a process that was deemed by Chief Justice John Marshall to be 'the most sacred rule of interpretation'. Since the end of the nineteenth century, a radically new understanding has developed in which the moral intuition of the judges is allowed to supplant the Constitution's original meaning as the foundation of interpretation. The Founders' Constitution of fixed and permanent meaning has been replaced by the idea of a 'living' or evolving constitution. Gary L. McDowell refutes this new understanding, recovering the theoretical grounds of the original Constitution as understood by those who framed and ratified it. It was, he argues, the intention of the Founders that the judiciary must be bound by the original meaning of the Constitution when interpreting it.
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Disrobed

The New Battle Plan to Break the Left's Stranglehold on the Courts

Author: Mark W. Smith

Publisher: Crown Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

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A critique of liberal jurists and their influence on the American political system provides a definitive strategy for consolidating conservative political power and for overcoming the liberal influence on the courts to restore core American values and the American way of life. 50,000 first printing.
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Congressional Record

Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)
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