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The Resource Reconstructing rights : courts, parties, and equality rights in India, South Africa, and the United States, Stephan Stohler

Reconstructing rights : courts, parties, and equality rights in India, South Africa, and the United States, Stephan Stohler

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Reconstructing rights : courts, parties, and equality rights in India, South Africa, and the United States
Title
Reconstructing rights
Title remainder
courts, parties, and equality rights in India, South Africa, and the United States
Statement of responsibility
Stephan Stohler
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Language
eng
Summary
Judges often behave in surprising ways when they re-interpret laws and constitutions. Contrary to existing expectations, judges regularly abandon their own established interpretations in favor of new understandings. In Reconstructing Rights, Stephan Stohler offers a new theory of judicial behavior which demonstrates that judges do not act alone. Instead, Stohler shows that judges work in a deliberative fashion with aligned partisans in the elected branches to articulate evolving interpretations of major statutes and constitutions. Reconstructing Rights draws on legislative debates, legal briefs, and hundreds of judicial opinions issued from high courts in India, South Africa, and the United States in the area of discrimination and affirmative action. These materials demonstrate judges' willingness to provide interpretative leadership. But they also demonstrate how judges relinquish their leadership roles when their aligned counterparts disagree. This pattern of behavior indicates that judges do not exercise exclusive authority over constitutional interpretation. Rather, that task is subject to greater democratic influence than is often acknowledged
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UkCbUP
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1977-
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Stohler, Stephan
Index
index present
LC call number
K3250
LC item number
.S76 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Comparative constitutional law and policy
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  • Equality before the law
  • Equality before the law
  • Equality before the law
  • Equality before the law
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Reconstructing rights : courts, parties, and equality rights in India, South Africa, and the United States, Stephan Stohler
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 264 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108694704
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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digital, PDF file(s)
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remote
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Reconstructing rights : courts, parties, and equality rights in India, South Africa, and the United States, Stephan Stohler
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Jul 2019)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 264 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108694704
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote

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