Offers a fresh way of viewing the origins and limits of judicial review the people themselves challenges conventional constitutional jurisprudence and conventional constitutional history with a deeply researched historical pedigree for popular refusal to accept the supreme courts usurping title to the peoples document. The people themselves popular constitutionalism and judicial review by james r stoner jr december 2004 the constitution of the united states of america is a majestic old document but in our age of legal realism the common wisdom is that judges do with it what they want. In this groundbreaking interpretation of americas founding and of its entire system of judicial review larry kramer reveals that the colonists fought for and created a very different system and held a very different understanding of citizenship than americans believe to be the norm today. The people themselves popular constitutionalism and judicial review larry d kramer this book makes the radical claim that rather than interpreting the constitution from on high the court should be reflecting popular will or the wishes of the people themselves. The people themselves popular constitutionalism and judicial review by larry d kramer 363 pp oxford university press 2995 whenever a handful of life tenured and unelected supreme court
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