Equality and Liberty in the Golden Age of State Constitutional Law

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The rise of the New Judicial Federalism movement in the 1970s marked a sea-change in the history of state constitutional law by shifting the focus of power away from the central government in ways that had not occurred since the Equal Protection Clause was enacted in 1868. With New Judicial Federalism, many states rediscovered that they were empowered to enact their own constitutions and to interpret them as they saw fit, which enabled states to recognize civil rights and liberties beyond those recognized under the Federal ...

Equality and Liberty in the Golden Age of State Constitutional Law 2008, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195334340

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