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We the people : a progressive reading of the constitution for the twenty-first century / Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean and Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley School of Law.

By: Chemerinsky, Erwin [author.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Picador, 2018Copyright date: �2018Edition: First edition.Description: xvii, 300 pages ; 18 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781250166005; 1250166004.Subject(s): United States. Constitution | Constitutional law -- United States -- Interpretation and construction | Constitutional law -- Philosophy | Judicial review -- United States | Judicial power -- United StatesGenre/Form: Nonfiction.DDC classification: 342.73 LOC classification: KF4552 | .C54 2018
Contents:
Part I. Conservatives and the constitution. The future of the Supreme Court and the Constitution -- The conservatives' false claim of value-neutral judging -- Part II. A progressive reading of the Constitution. The values of the Constitution : rediscovering the preamble -- Ensuring democratic government -- Providing effective governance -- Establishing justice -- Securing liberty -- Achieving equality -- Conclusion : Going forward -- The U.S. Constitution.
Summary: Worried about what a super conservative majority on the Supreme Court means for the future of civil liberties? From gun control to reproductive health, a conservative court will reshape the lives of all Americans for decades to come. The time to develop and defend a progressive vision of the U.S. Constitution that protects the rights of all people is now. University of California Berkeley Dean and respected legal scholar Erwin Chemerinsky expertly exposes how conservatives are using the Constitution to advance their own agenda that favors business over consumers and employees, and government power over individual rights. But exposure is not enough. Progressives have spent too much of the last forty-five years trying to preserve the legacy of the Warren Court's most important rulings and reacting to the Republican-dominated Supreme Courts by criticizing their erosion of rights--but have not yet developed a progressive vision for the Constitution itself. Yet, if we just look to the promise of the Preamble--liberty and justice for all--and take seriously its vision, a progressive reading of the Constitution can lead us forward as we continue our fight ensuring democratic rule, effective government, justice, liberty, and equality.
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Part I. Conservatives and the constitution. The future of the Supreme Court and the Constitution -- The conservatives' false claim of value-neutral judging -- Part II. A progressive reading of the Constitution. The values of the Constitution : rediscovering the preamble -- Ensuring democratic government -- Providing effective governance -- Establishing justice -- Securing liberty -- Achieving equality -- Conclusion : Going forward -- The U.S. Constitution.

Worried about what a super conservative majority on the Supreme Court means for the future of civil liberties? From gun control to reproductive health, a conservative court will reshape the lives of all Americans for decades to come. The time to develop and defend a progressive vision of the U.S. Constitution that protects the rights of all people is now. University of California Berkeley Dean and respected legal scholar Erwin Chemerinsky expertly exposes how conservatives are using the Constitution to advance their own agenda that favors business over consumers and employees, and government power over individual rights. But exposure is not enough. Progressives have spent too much of the last forty-five years trying to preserve the legacy of the Warren Court's most important rulings and reacting to the Republican-dominated Supreme Courts by criticizing their erosion of rights--but have not yet developed a progressive vision for the Constitution itself. Yet, if we just look to the promise of the Preamble--liberty and justice for all--and take seriously its vision, a progressive reading of the Constitution can lead us forward as we continue our fight ensuring democratic rule, effective government, justice, liberty, and equality. Publisher

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