Especially if that book is short enough, and usually worded simply enough to be read easily and relatively quickly.
Since Justice Breyer acknowledges that "Judges are not expert historians" (p. 126), I have not yet gained a full appreciation of this approach.
The powers enumerated to Congress, and not the electoral process, determines the scope of the federal government's powers.
I should like this book more than I do. Justice Breyer is an important public thinker, and not just by virtue of being on the Supreme Court. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Marc Poirier
If interested in the subject of interpretation (especially Constitutional) this is necessary reading. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Michael C. Black
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In Justice Stephen Breyer's book Active Liberty, he argues that the Constitution created a federal government embodying the principles of democracy and, as such, judges should... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Sean Rosenthal
Very efficient, good condition, and great book. I had to use it for a class and it was perfect for what I needed!Published 20 months ago by Justin Camper
Justice Stephen Breyer's Active Liberty presents a Democratic Interpretation of the Constitution. In 2005, Alfred A. Knopf published a book by U.S. Read morePublished on May 11, 2012 by Arthur Blenheim
The meaning of the Constitution is not always clear. A Supreme Court justice's toughest job is to choose which of several possible meanings the Constitution has in a particular... Read morePublished on February 5, 2011 by Daniel R. Baker
The reigning dogma of jurisprudence decrees that the Constitution means whatever the Supreme Court says it means. Active Liberty nicely exemplifies this dogma. Read morePublished on November 9, 2010 by annodomini.co
Justice Breyer created a very readable defense of his approach of intentions-based Constitutional interpretation as compared to textually-literal interpretive styles. Read morePublished on November 2, 2010 by Andrew Berschauer