Narrowing the Nation's Power


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Narrowing the Nation's Power - Noonan, John T
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"Narrowing the Nation's Power" is the tale of how a cohesive majority of the Supreme Court has, in the last six years, cut back the power of Congress and enhanced the autonomy of the fifty states. The immunity from suit of the sovereign, Blackstone taught, is necessary to preserve the people's idea that the sovereign is 'a superior being'. Promoting the common law doctrine of sovereign immunity to constitutional status, the current Supreme Court has used it to shield the states from damages for age discrimination, ...

Narrowing the Nation's Power 2002, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9780520235748