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The Resource The unelected : how an unaccountable elite is governing America, by James R. Copland

The unelected : how an unaccountable elite is governing America, by James R. Copland

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The unelected : how an unaccountable elite is governing America
Title
The unelected
Title remainder
how an unaccountable elite is governing America
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by James R. Copland
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Language
eng
Summary
"America is increasingly polarized around elections, but as James R. Copland explains, the unelected control much of the government apparatus that affects our lives. Congress has largely abdicated its authority. "Independent" administrative agencies churn out thousands of new regulations a year. Courts have enabled these agencies to expand their powers beyond those authorized by law-and limited executive efforts to rein in the bureaucratic behemoth. No ordinary citizen today can know what is legal and what is not. Some 300,000 federal crimes exist, 98 percent of which were created by administrative action rather than Congressional lawmaking. The proliferation of rules and the severity of sanctions give enormous discretion to unelected enforcement agents-upending the rule of law. Private attorneys regulate vast swathes of conduct through lawsuits, based upon legal theories never voted upon by the people's elected representatives. A combination of historical accident, decisions by judges and law professors, and self-interested advocacy by the plaintiffs' bar have left the United States with the world's most-expensive litigation system. Finally, state and local officials have increasingly pursued agendas to dictate the terms of national commerce. In reaching beyond their borders, these "new antifederalists" have been subjecting the citizens of Wyoming and Mississippi to the whims of the electorates of New York and San Francisco-inverting the constitutional design. In this timely new book, Manhattan Institute legal scholar Copland discusses how unelected actors have assumed control of the American republic-and where we need to go to chart a corrective course"--
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Copland, James R
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non fiction
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  • Law
  • United States
  • Law
  • Politics and government
  • United States
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The unelected : how an unaccountable elite is governing America, by James R. Copland
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-275) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Legislating Without Congress -- Administering Without the Executive -- Judging Without the Judiciary -- Regulating Without Rulemaking -- Criminalizing Everything -- The Deferred Prosecution Racket -- Litigation Nation -- Lawyers Without Clients -- Bottom-Up Regulators -- The Lawsuit Industry -- Magic Jurisdictions -- Act Locally; Sue Globally -- Stock-Market Politics -- Restoring the Republic
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition
Extent
287 pages
Isbn
9781641771207
Lccn
2020015909
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1142906517
Label
The unelected : how an unaccountable elite is governing America, by James R. Copland
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-275) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Legislating Without Congress -- Administering Without the Executive -- Judging Without the Judiciary -- Regulating Without Rulemaking -- Criminalizing Everything -- The Deferred Prosecution Racket -- Litigation Nation -- Lawyers Without Clients -- Bottom-Up Regulators -- The Lawsuit Industry -- Magic Jurisdictions -- Act Locally; Sue Globally -- Stock-Market Politics -- Restoring the Republic
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition
Extent
287 pages
Isbn
9781641771207
Lccn
2020015909
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1142906517

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