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Against the Imperial Judiciary: The Supreme Court vs. the Sovereignty of the People Hardcover – April 20, 1996


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  • Hardcover: 248 pages
  • Publisher: University Press of Kansas (April 20, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0700607617
  • ISBN-13: 978-0700607617
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 6.3 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,417,804 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A probing, thoughtful, and forceful contribution to the growing body of literature which, by examining the origins of judicial review in its historical context, clarifies and deepens our understanding of the principles of republican self-government that define the American regime."--Herman Belz, editor of To Form a More Perfect Union: The Critical Ideas of the Constitution

"Franck's reexamination of the place of natural law in the early Supreme Court is fresh, illuminating, and long overdue. His scholarship is incisive and profound, and the exegeses of early Supreme Court opinions are often brilliant."--Robert L. Clinton, author of Marbury v. Madison and Judicial Review

"Franck not only succeeds in paving a once-rough trail blazed by Wallace Mendelson, Raoul Berger, Robert Bork, Gary McDowell, Christopher Wolfe, and Robert Clinton, but in the process opens new vistas. A closely reasoned and intelligent work, written with clarity and force."--James R. Stoner, Jr., author of Common Law and Liberal Theory: Coke, Hobbes, and the Origins of American Constitutionalism

"Transcending the categories of today's debate over the Supreme Court, Franck offers the wise perspective of John Marshall and America's Founders. This is a valuable contribution to the ongoing rediscovery of the political philosophy of constitutional liberty."--Thomas G. West, professor of politics, University of Dallas, and Ahmanson Fellow in Religion and Politics, the Claremont Institute

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Matthew J. Franck, former Salvatori Fellow with the Heritage Foundation, is associate professor and chairman of the Department of Political Science at Radford University.

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2 of 6 people found the following review helpful By John J. McCauley on December 10, 2000
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Do not let the title scare you. This is a great read for both the novice and veteran Supreme Court watcher. This work has a well designed flow and Dr. Franck takes the reader seamlessly through his argument. This work is also a timely read given the activism of the Court and its current place in today's democracy.
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