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Defending Congress and the Constitution (Studies in Government and Public Policy) Paperback – September 7, 2011
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"Fisher's book is valuable not only for the Congress-oriented perspective it brings to constitutional history, but also because it helps identify research paths that others can profitably pursue."--Review of Politics
"Fisher pulls no punches, rninces no words, and spares no criticism of the courts and the presidency. His disdain for presidential overreach is nonpartisan. . . . Defending Congress and the Constitution describes how a mix of judicial and nonjudicial forces by all three branches have shaped the Constitution. Although not denying the Court's right and duty to interpret the Constitution, Fisher does not accept it as the final and exclusive interpreter. . . . Closely reasoned and passionately argued, this book belongs on the shelves of every member of
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"Lou Fisher is the master of the institutional interests of the U.S. Congress. . . . This book should be read by everyone concerned about the performance of American democracy."--Steven S. Smith, author of The American Congress
"A prodigious and grand work by the nation's most important, prolific, and lucid constitutional scholar."--Robert J. Spitzer, author of Saving the Constitution from Lawyers