The New Roberts Court, Donald Trump, and Our Failing Constitution

Autor: Stephen M.
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The New Roberts Court, Donald Trump, and Our Failing Constitution

The New Roberts Court, Donald Trump, and Our Failing Constitution

Autor: Stephen M.
ISBN
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This book traces the evolution of the constitutional order, explaining Donald Trump’s election as a symptom of a degraded democratic-capitalist system. Beginning with the framers’ vision of a balanced system—balanced between the public and private spheres, between government power and individual rights—the constitutional order evolved over two centuries until it reached its present stage, Democracy, Inc., in which corporations and billionaires wield herculean political power. The five conservative justices of the early Roberts Court, including the late Antonin Scalia, stamped Democracy, Inc., with a constitutional imprimatur, contravening the framers’ vision while simultaneously claiming to follow the Constitution’s original meaning. The justices believed they were upholding the American way of life, but they instead placed our democratic-capitalist system in its gravest danger since World War II. With Neil Gorsuch replacing Scalia, the new Court must choose: Will it follow the early Roberts Court in approving and bolstering Democracy, Inc., or will it restore the crucial balance between the public and private spheres in our constitutional system?
  • Categoría BISAC POL000000
  • Formato Epub 2
  • Idioma Inglés
  • Año 2017
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