Active Liberty

Author: Stephen Breyer
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307424617
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A brilliant new approach to the Constitution and courts of the United States by Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer.For Justice Breyer, the Constitution’s primary role is to preserve and encourage what he calls “active liberty”: citizen participation in shaping government and its laws. As this book argues, promoting active liberty requires judicial modesty and deference to Congress; it also means recognizing the changing needs and demands of the populace. Indeed, the Constitution’s lasting brilliance is that its principles may be adapted to cope with unanticipated situations, and Breyer makes a powerful case against treating it as a static guide intended for a world that is dead and gone. Using contemporary examples from federalism to privacy to affirmative action, this is a vital contribution to the ongoing debate over the role and power of our courts. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Active Liberty

Author: Stephen Breyer
Publisher: Vintage Books USA
ISBN: 0307274942
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The Supreme Court justice defines and examines the legal principles of active liberty and emphasizes its importance in constitutional and statutory interpretation, using examples from the areas of federalism to affirmative action to argue that the Constitution and its tenets may adapt to changing situations and times. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

Active Liberty

Author: Stephen G. Breyer
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
ISBN: 0307263134
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Defines and examines the principles of active liberty and emphasizes its importance in constitutional and statutory interpretation.

Summary Active Liberty

Author: BusinessNews Publishing
Publisher: Primento
ISBN: 2511003090
Format: PDF, ePub
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The must-read summary of Stephen Breyer's book: "Active Liberty: Interpreting Our Democratic Constitution". This complete summary of "Active Liberty" by Stephen Breyer, a liberal-leaning Supreme Court Justice in the United States, outlines the author's argument that the American Constitution should be used as a guide for the application of American principles. He highlights the fact that the Constitution must not be rigid but adapt to the needs of society, and that American citizens should have more participation in the shaping of the country's laws, a principle which requires more deference to Congress and judicial modesty. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Gain understanding of the American Constitution and its implications • Expand your knowledge of American politics and society To learn more, read "Active Liberty" and discover Breyer's views on active liberty and the role of the Constitution in the modern age.

Modern Liberty And the Limits of Government Issues of Our Time

Author: Charles Fried
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 039307773X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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“An erudite, sharp-tongued libertarian, eager to do battle with censors, regulators ... and sanctimonious busybodies of every stripe.”—New York Times In this impassioned defense of liberty, renowned Harvard law professor Charles Fried argues that the seemingly unimpeachable goals of equality and community are often the most potent rivals of freedom. Declared a “spirited, sophisticated manifesto” by the New York Times Book Review, Modern Liberty demonstrates how the dense tangle of government regulations both supports and threatens our personal liberties. Armed with Fried’s insights, readers will be better able to defend themselves against those on both the left and the right who would, even with the best intentions, restrict their liberty.

Her Right Foot

Author: Dave Eggers
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 145216293X
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If you had to name a statue, any statue, odds are good you'd mention the Statue of Liberty. Have you seen her? She's in New York. She's holding a torch. And she's taking one step forward. But why? In this fascinating, fun take on nonfiction, uniquely American in its frank tone and honest look at the literal foundation of our country, Dave Eggers and Shawn Harris investigate a seemingly small trait of America's most emblematic statue. What they find is about more than history, more than art. What they find in the Statue of Liberty's right foot is the powerful message of acceptance that is essential to an entire country's creation. Can you believe that?

Empire of Liberty

Author: Robert W. Tucker
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199923450
Format: PDF
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Empire of Liberty takes a new look at the public life, thought, and ambiguous legacy of one of America's most revered statesmen, offering new insight into the meaning of Jefferson in the American experience. This work examines Jefferson's legacy for American foreign policy in the light of several critical themes which continue to be highly significant today: the struggle between isolationists and interventionists, the historic ambivalence over the nation's role as a crusader for liberty, and the relationship between democracy and peace. Written by two distinguished scholars, this book provides invaluable insight into the classic ideas of American diplomacy.

Just Right

Author: Lee Edwards
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504050207
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Lee Edwards has been an active player in the modern conservative movement longer than anyone else. As the Daily Caller noted in a recent profile, Edwards “has lived conservative history like none other.” And he brings that history to life in Just Right. This memoir is full of colorful stories from a man who has done it all in a remarkable, multifaceted career. Just Right reveals: Edwards’s inside account of Barry Goldwater’s pivotal 1964 presidential campaign, for which he ran national publicity How he wrote the first political biography of Ronald Reagan—and discovered early on that Reagan was a secret intellectual who read Hayek, Bastiat, and Whittaker Chambers Why the New York Times dubbed Edwards “The ‘Voice’ of the Silent Majority” How he organized the largest public demonstration in support of our men in Vietnam How he created the Victims of Communism Memorial in Washington, pushing against the federal bureaucracy for two decades to make it happen In an inspiring chapter aimed at the rising generation, Dr. Edwards shows how conservatives can remain a major political and philosophical force in America.

The Court and the World

Author: Stephen Breyer
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1101912073
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"In this original, far-reaching, and timely book, Justice Stephen Breyer examines the work of the Supreme Court of the United States in an increasingly interconnected world, a world in which all sorts of activity, both public and private--from the conduct of national security policy to the conduct of international trade--obliges the Court to understand and consider circumstances beyond America's borders. It is a world of instant communications, lightning-fast commerce, and shared problems (like public health threats and environmental degradation), and it is one in which the lives of Americans are routinely linked ever more pervasively to those of people in foreign lands. Indeed, at a moment when anyone may engage in direct transactions internationally for services previously bought and sold only locally (lodging, for instance, through online sites), it has become clear that, even in ordinary matters, judicial awareness can no longer stop at the water's edge. To trace how foreign considerations have come to inform the thinking of the Court, Justice Breyer begins with that area of the law in which they have always figured prominently: national security in its constitutional dimension--how should the Court balance this imperative with others, chiefly the protection of basic liberties, in its review of presidential and congressional actions? He goes on to show that as the world has grown steadily "smaller," the Court's horizons have inevitably expanded: it has been obliged to consider a great many more matters that now cross borders. What is the geographical reach of an American statute concerning, say, securities fraud, antitrust violations, or copyright protections? And in deciding such matters, can the Court interpret American laws so that they might work more efficiently with similar laws in other nations? While Americans must necessarily determine their own laws through democratic process, increasingly, the smooth operation of American law--and, by extension, the advancement of American interests and values--depends on its working in harmony with that of other jurisdictions. Justice Breyer describes how the aim of cultivating such harmony, as well as the expansion of the rule of law overall, with its attendant benefits, has drawn American jurists into the relatively new role of "constitutional diplomats," a little remarked but increasingly important job for them in this fast-changing world."--Publisher's description.