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The Resource Misreading law, misreading democracy, Victoria Nourse

Misreading law, misreading democracy, Victoria Nourse

Label
Misreading law, misreading democracy
Title
Misreading law, misreading democracy
Statement of responsibility
Victoria Nourse
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Hating Congress but loving Democracy is a national passion. For those who apply law, whether lawyers or judges, it is an oxymoronic luxury neither can afford. One of the dirty secrets of the legal academy is that it teaches almost nothing to lawyers about how law is made in Congress. The results of this ignorance can be perverse and anti-democratic. No lawyer would confuse a dissenting judicial opinion with a majority opinion, but somehow lawyers and judges in famous cases have unwittingly confused the meanings of legislative losers and winners. For those lawyers and judges who have declared that reverting to Congress's records is shameful and unconstitutional, this book provides a powerful antidote. Lawyers may hate Congress but Congress by another name is democracy, and without understanding how it works, lawyers will unwittingly find themselves participating in an interpretive endeavor that celebrates those who have lost over those who have won the legislative debate"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nourse, Victoria F
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Law
  • Legislation
  • Statutes
  • Legislative histories
  • Law
  • Legislation
  • Legislative histories
  • Statutes
  • United States
Label
Misreading law, misreading democracy, Victoria Nourse
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-245) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
259 pages
Isbn
9780674971417
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2016009533
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
YBP Library Services
System control number
(OCoLC)946031900
Label
Misreading law, misreading democracy, Victoria Nourse
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-245) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
259 pages
Isbn
9780674971417
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2016009533
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
YBP Library Services
System control number
(OCoLC)946031900

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