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The Embattled Constitution

Norman Dorsen


This book presents the fourth collection of the James Madison lectures delivered at the New York University School of Law, offering thoughtful examinations of an array of topics on civil liberties by a distinguished group of federal judges, including Justice Stephen Breyer of the Supreme Court. The result is a fascinating look into the minds of the judges who interpret, apply, and give meaning to the U.S. “embattled Constitution.” This book explores wide-ranging issues. Are today's public schools racially segregated? To what extent can the federal courts apply the Bill of Rights without legisl ... More

Keywords: civil liberties, James Madison lectures, New York University School of Law, Stephen Breyer, Supreme Court, U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights

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Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780814770122
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814770122.001.0001


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Norman Dorsen, author

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