Judicial Power and American Character Censoring Ourselves in an Anxious Age

ISBN-10: 0195106628
ISBN-13: 9780195106626
Edition: 1996
Authors: Robert F. Nagel
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Description: Nagel examines judicial power as an integral part of our increasingly anxious and intolerant society, arguing that judicial decisions are often an effort to stifle disagreements and to censor important beliefs and traditions.

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List price: $61.00
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/11/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Nagel examines judicial power as an integral part of our increasingly anxious and intolerant society, arguing that judicial decisions are often an effort to stifle disagreements and to censor important beliefs and traditions.

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Introduction: The Court as Cultural Barometer
Watching Ourselves: The Thomas Hearings and National Character
Inequality as Equality
Offensiveness as Virtue
Careerism and Sexual Equality
Careerism and Responsibility
Moralism and Opportunism
Shaping Law: Elitism and Democracy in the Bork Hearings
Bork against the Mainstream
Bork as the Mainstream
Meeting the Enemy
Marching on Constitution Avenue: Public Protest and the Court
Judges as Politicians
Marching and Advocacy
Legalism, Realism, and Edwin Meese's Heresy
Speaking before All Others: Interpretation as the Suppression of Disagreement
The Rule of Law
Legal Traditions and Constitutional Rights
Political Resistance and the Expansion of Rights
Pursuing Visions: Interpretation as Moral Evasion
Sexual Speech and Moral Climate
Flag Burning and Political Ethos
Boundlessness and Adjudication
Correcting the Political: Interpretation as Mind Control
Regulating Sexist Speech
The Court and Consciousness Raising
Mind Control and Censorship
Arguing with Enemies: Interpretation as Invective
Name-Calling in the Courts
Judicial Restraint and Moral Heroism
The Ideal of Moderation in a Divided Society
Restraint and the Judicial Machine
Censoring Ourselves
Principle Ascendant
Principle, "Progress," and the Tradition of the Family
Principle as Suppression
Principle and Cultural Decline
Notes
Index

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