Keeping Faith with the Constitution
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Keeping Faith with the Constitution

3.25 of 5 stars 3.25  ·  rating details  ·  8 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Chief Justice John Marshall argued that a constitution "requires that only its great outlines should be marked [and] its important objects designated." Ours is "intended to endure for ages to come, and consequently, to be adapted to the various crises of human affairs." In recent years, Marshall's great truths have been challenged by proponents of originalism and strict co...more
Hardcover, 248 pages
Published August 13th 2010 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published July 16th 2010)
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Aug 06, 2013 B rated it 3 of 5 stars
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There is not much here. This is the outline of a ConLaw class that is apparently tied together by asserting that a lot of liberal results are derived from "constitutional fidelity." "Fidelity," as used here, is an awfully gauzy term. It seems to mean that the meaning of the Constitution changes from each generation depending roughly on liberal consensus?

The thesis has little explanatory power and is not really able to tie together the disparate chapters.
"I recommend two short works that set forth in readily accessible form two distinct versions of the contemporary liberal conception of constitutional interpretation: David Strauss's The Living Constitution and Pam Karlan, Goodwin Liu and Chris Schroeder’s Keeping Faith with the Constitution." Geoffrey R. Stone
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