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Law's Allure: How Law Shapes, Constrains, Saves, and Kills Politics
Judicial and political power are inextricably linked in America, but by the time John Roberts and Samuel Alito joined the Supreme Court, that link seemed more important, more significant, and more pervasive than ever before. From war powers to abortion, from tobacco to integration, from the environment to campaign finance, Americans increasingly turn away from the ...more
Paperback, 316 pages
Published April 1st 2009 by Cambridge University Press
(first published December 13th 2007)
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Gordon Silverstein in Law's Allure argues that law has the ability to shape, constrain, and kill politics. Siversteins big contribution is the notion that over the last forty years or so beginning with Brown and the Civil Rights movement, there has been an increased jurification by the allowing complicated matters of public policy like environmental, woman's rights, campaign finance, war powers, and several other cases have been decided through the court system rather than through complicated ...more