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Author Dinan, John J.

Title Keeping the people's liberties : legislators, citizens, and judges as guardians of rights / John J. Dinan
Published Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©1998
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 259 pages)
Contents The Theory and Design of Republican Institutions -- Republican Institutions and the Protection of Rights -- Republican Institutions as Keepers of the People's Liberties -- The Theory and Design of Populist Institutions -- Populist Institutions and the Protection of Rights -- Populist Institutions as Keepers of the People's Liberties -- The Theory and Design of Judicialist Institutions -- Judicialist Institutions and the Protection of Rights -- Judicialist Institutions as Keepers of the People's Liberties
Summary Which branch of government should be entrusted with safeguarding individual rights? Conventional wisdom assigns this responsibility to the courts, on the grounds that liberty can only be protected through judicial interpretation of bills of rights. In fact it is difficult for many people even to conceive of any other way that rights might be protected. John Dinan challenges this understanding by tracing and evaluating the different methods that have been used to protect rights in the United States from the founding until the present era. By analyzing the relative ability of legislators, citizens, and judges to serve as guardians of rights, Dinan's study demonstrates that each is capable of securing certain rights in certain situations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-250) and index
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Subject Universidad Sergio Arboleda
Civil rights -- United States -- States
Civil rights -- United States.
Constituent power -- United States -- States
Judicial power -- United States -- States
Legislative power -- United States -- States
Civil rights -- U.S. states.
Civil rights.
Constituent power -- U.S. states.
Droits civils et politiques -- États-Unis.
Judicial power -- U.S. states.
LAW -- Legal History.
Legislative power -- U.S. states.
Politics and government
Politique et gouvernement -- États-Unis -- États.
Pouvoir constituant -- États-Unis.
Pouvoir judiciaire -- États-Unis.
Pouvoir legislatif -- États-Unis.
United States -- Politics and government.
United States.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 98013639
ISBN 0700630856