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Summary: Desperately Seeking Certainty attacks the current legal vogue for grand unified theories of constitutional interpretation. On both the Right and the Left, prominent legal scholars have been trying to build all of constitutional law from a single foundational idea. Although each of these ideas includes something of value, Dan Farber and Suzanna Sherry find that in the end no single, all-encompassing theory can successfully guide judges or provide definitive (or even s
ensible) answers to every constitutional question.
Summary: Desperately Seeking Certainty attacks the current legal vogue for grand unified theories of constitutional interpretation. On both the Right and the Left, prominent legal scholars have been trying to build all of constitutional law from a single foundational idea. Although each of these ideas includes something of value, Dan Farber and Suzanna Sherry find that in the end no single, all-encompassing theory can successfully guide judges or provide definitive (or even sensible) answers to every constitutional question. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:02 Cover: Paperback Publisher:University of Chicago Press Published: 04/15/2004 International: No
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1 Of Law and Latkes 2 In the Beginning: Robert Bork and Other Originalists 3 The Formalist Crusade of Antonin Scalia 4 Richard Epstein and the Incredible Shrinking Government 5 Akhil Amar and the People's Court 6 Bruce Ackerman's Magic Amendment Machine 7 Ronald Dworkin and the City on the Hill 8 Dethroning Grand Theory
Appendix Notes Index
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