Buy Textbooks  |  Rent Textbooks  |  Sell Textbooks  |  eTextbooks
Help  |  Questions? 1-877-292-6442
Hello, Sign In
Your Account
0

Active Liberty : Interpreting Our Democratic Constitution - 05 edition

Active Liberty : Interpreting Our Democratic Constitution (ISBN10: 0307263134; ISBN13: 9780307263131)
ISBN13: 978-0307263131
ISBN10: 0307263134

Summary: A historic occassion: at a time when the American judicial system is subject of much controversy, a United States Supreme Court Justice offers a new theory of constitutional interpretation.

Justice Stephen Breyer defines "active liberty" as a sharing of the nation's sovereign authority among its people. He sees the Constitution as a guide for the application of basic American principles to a living and changing society rather than as an arsenal of ...show more rigid legal means for binding and restricting it. He gives us examples of this view in the areas of free speech, federalism, privacy, affirmative action, and interpretation of the law. He makes clear why judges should place more emphasis on the consequences of legal decisions and less on literal readings of the law. In sum, he advocates the idea of a living Constitution--challenging the strict constructionism of judges who insist on limiting themselves to purely legal considerations.

Justice Breyer is widely regarded as one of the Court's most brilliant members. Active Liberty, based on the Tanner lectures he delivered last year at Harvard University, is a declaration of the first importance. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 05
Cover: Hardback
Publisher: Alfrd A. Knopf, Inc.
Published: 09/13/2005
International: No



List Price: $24.95
Used $9.73
Used
Save $15.22 (61%)
  • FREE shipping over $25
  • In stock
  • 30-day returns
Condition:
Order this book in the next 2 days, 22 hours and 57 minutes and it ships by Noon CT Monday!
New  Currently Sold Out
Marketplace sellers starting at $1.99

80 more offers below.

The Marketplace on Textbooks.com
Additional Sellers for Active Liberty : Interpreting Our Democratic Constitution
Just for you, we curate a growing list of independent booksellers, giving you even MORE choices when shopping for your textbooks.
Keep in mind: Marketplace orders do NOT qualify for free shipping. More about the MarketplaceMore about the Marketplace

Filter by:   All (80)  |  New (5)  |  Like New (8)  |  Very Good (12)  |  Good (49)  |  Acceptable (6)

Price
 
Condition
Seller
Comments
$1.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
LikeNew
Free State Books
Halethorpe, MD
Seller Rating: 4.54
This copy appears to be in nearly new condition. Free State Books. Never settle for less.
$1.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
LikeNew
Sierra Nevada Books
Reno, NV
Seller Rating: 4.56
Excellent condition with minimal visible wear.Biggest little used bookstore in the world.
$10.00
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
LikeNew
Ryan Books NY
New York, NY
Seller Rating: 4.91
New York 2005 First edition-First printing. Fine book in fine dust jacket. 161 pages with index and notes.
$16.00
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
LikeNew
R. Dale Elliott NS
ELLERSHOUSE, NS
Seller Rating: 4.86
2005 Hard cover First edition. Fine in very good dust jacket. Jacket has small ( 1/8" ) tear on bottom front edge and small chip on top back edge. Clean and unmarked otherwise inside and out and tig ...show morehtly bound. Glued binding. Paper over boards. With dust jacket. 161 p. Audience: General/trade. ...show less
$140.00
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
LikeNew
By The Book L C AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Seller Rating: 4.87
New York 2005 Hardcover First Edition Fine SIGNED BY STEPHEN BREYER without personalization. A Fine hardback Stated First Edition First Printing in a Fine Dust Jacket. Sm. 8vo. 161 pp.
$152.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
LikeNew
Natarajbooks
Springfield, VA
Seller Rating: 4.06
0307263134 *LIKE NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!
Page:   1  
Close
Close
Close