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Unfit for DemocracyThe Roberts Court and the Breakdown of American Politics$
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Stephen E. Gottlieb

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780814732427

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814732427.001.0001

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Stephen E. Gottlieb

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After World War II, much of the world shared revulsion of Nazi racism, contempt for the rule of law, and destruction of self-government. Many of the constitutions written in the postwar era explicitly developed democratic standards for judicial enforcement, based on values of universalism, equality, and the public welfare—values shared with this country.

Keywords:   democratic standards, equality, judicial enforcement, Nazi, public welfare, rule of law, universalism

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