Summary: DIRECTORY OF CONTRIBUTORS GENERAL INTRODUCTION: The Judicial Branch as an Institution of American Constitutional Democracy Jarosla Pelikan INTRODUCTION Kermit L. Hall and Kevin T. McGuire SECTION I: CONSTITUTIONAL MOMENTS, JUDICIAL LEADERSHIP, AND THE EVOLUTION OF DEMOCRACY 1. The Historical Foundations of the American Judiciary, William E. Nelson 2. Judges and Democracy: The Changing Role of the United States Supreme Court, Cass R. Sunstein 3. Judicial Independen ...show morece and the Majoritarian Difficulty SECTION II: COURTS IN THE CONSTITUTIONAL SYSTEM 4. The Judiciary and the Separation of Powers, Richard A. Brisbin, Jr. 5. Judicial Review and Interpretation: Have the Courts Become Sovereign When Interpreting the Constitution?, Keith E. Whittington 6. Paths to the Bench: Selecting Supreme Court Justices in a "Juristocratic" World, Joel B. Grossman 7. Is Judicial Federalism Essential to Democracy? State Courts in the Federal System, Paul R. Brace and Melinda Gann Hall 8. American Courts and Democracy: A Comparative Perspective, Donald P. Kommers SECTION III: COURTS, CULTURES, AND PUBLICS 9. Courts in American Popular Culture, Lynn Mather 10. What Americans Know about the Courts and Why It Matters, Gregory A. Caldeira and Kevin T. McGuire 11. The Impact of Courts on American Life, Gerald N. Rosenberg 12. Judicial Activism and American Democracy, Doris Marie Provine SECTION IV: RIGHTS, LIBERTIES, AND DEMOCRACY 13. Courts and the Rights Revolution, Charles R. Epp 14. Discrimination Through Direct Democracy: The Role of the Judiciary in the Pursuit of Equality, Sue Davis 15. From Republic to Democracy: The Judiciary and the Political Process, Mark A. Graber 16. Courts and the Definition of Defendants' Rights, David A. Yalof 17. Public Education, Democratic Life, and the American Courts, Douglas S. Reed SECTION V: PROPERTY RIGHTS 18. Property Rights and Democracy in the American Constitutional Order, James W. Ely, Jr. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 05
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