Interpreting State Constitutions: A Jurisprudence of Function in a Federal System

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"Interpreting State Constitutions" examines and proposes a solution to a problem central to contemporary debates over the enforcement of civil liberties: how courts, government officials, and lawyers should go about interpreting the constitutions of the American states. With the Supreme Court's retreat from the aggressive protection of individual rights, state courts have begun to interpret state constitutions to provide broader protection of liberties. This development has reversed the polarity of constitutional politics, ...

Interpreting State Constitutions: A Jurisprudence of Function in a Federal System 2005, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226283371

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