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Author Burt, Robert, 1939- author
Title Justice and empathy : toward a constitutional ideal / Robert A. Burt ; edited and introduced by Frank Iacobucci ; foreword by Robert C. Post
Imprint New Haven : Yale University Press, [2017]
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 人文社會聯圖  KF5130 .B874 2017    AVAILABLE    30660020196833
Descript xxv, 220 pages ; 22 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-202) and index
Introduction / by Frank Iacobucci -- A living truth -- Judicial power to command -- All that is solid -- This word "reason" -- The healthiest possible soul -- The democratic path -- Enslaving criminals -- Respecting same-sex relations -- Abortion : private and public considerations -- Race relations : between emancipation and subjugation -- Ordering moral deliberations
"An impassioned argument for the role of courts as a moral and social agent for change and protecting the vulnerable...The Supreme Court long considered its highest mission to be the protection of individual liberty from intrusion by government, but the court shifted its focus to social and economic equality. Constitutional scholar Robert A. Burt explores this shift and its implications, especially for the legal protection of the vulnerable. Crucial to Burt's perspective is his unconventional view of the role of judges--not simply to decide disputes, but to promote a respectful dialogue leading to a genuine understanding between parties."--Publisher's website
Subject United States. Supreme Court
Judicial power -- United States
Constitutional law -- Social aspects -- United States
Political questions and judicial power -- United States
Sociological jurisprudence
United States. Supreme Court. fast (OCoLC)fst00529481
Constitutional law -- Social aspects. fast (OCoLC)fst00875835
Judicial power. fast (OCoLC)fst00984696
Political questions and judicial power. fast (OCoLC)fst01069674
Sociological jurisprudence. fast (OCoLC)fst01123856
United States. fast (OCoLC)fst01204155
Alt Author Iacobucci, Frank, editor, writer of introduction
Post, Robert, 1947- writer of foreword
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