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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.

Imprint Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©1998.


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Description 1 online resource (xii, 259 pages)
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-250) and index.
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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.
Subject Universidad Sergio Arboleda
Civil rights -- United States.
Civil rights -- United States -- States.
Judicial power -- United States -- States.
Legislative power -- United States -- States.
Constituent power -- United States -- States.
United States -- Politics and government.
Droits de l'homme -- États-Unis.
Droits de l'homme -- États-Unis -- États.
Pouvoir judiciaire -- États-Unis -- États.
Pouvoir constituant -- États-Unis -- États.
États-Unis -- Politique et gouvernement.
LAW -- Legal History.
Civil rights. (OCoLC)fst00862627
Civil rights -- U.S. states. (OCoLC)fst00862695
Constituent power -- U.S. states. (OCoLC)fst00875752
Judicial power -- U.S. states. (OCoLC)fst00984702
Legislative power -- U.S. states. (OCoLC)fst00995821
Politics and government (OCoLC)fst01919741
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Politique et gouvernement -- États-Unis -- États.
Pouvoir legislatif -- États-Unis.
Pouvoir judiciaire -- États-Unis.
Droits civils et politiques -- États-Unis.
Pouvoir constituant -- États-Unis.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Dinan, John J. Keeping the people's liberties. Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©1998 (DLC) 98013639 (OCoLC)38527876
ISBN 9780700630851
0700609059 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780700609055 (cloth ; alk. paper)

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