Living Constitution, Dying Faith: Progressivism and the New Science of Jurisprudence

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In Living Constitution, Dying Faith , political scientist and legal historian Bradley Watson examines how the contemporary embrace of the "living" Constitution has arisen from the radical transformation of American political thought. This transformation, brought about in the late nineteenth century by the philosophies of social Darwinism and pragmatism, explains how and why contemporary jurisprudence is so alien to the constitutionalism of the American Founders. To understand why today's courts rule the way they do, one ...

Living Constitution, Dying Faith: Progressivism and the New Science of Jurisprudence 2009, Intercollegiate Studies Institute

ISBN-13: 9781933859705

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