The Jurisprudential Vision of Justice Antonin Scalia

The Jurisprudential Vision of Justice Antonin Scalia

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When Antonin Scalia was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1986, conservatives hoped he would become the intellectual leader of President Reagan's judicial counter-revolution. In this first book-length analysis of Scalia's jurisprudence, David A. Schultz and Christopher E. Smith argue that Scalia's impact has been neither what conservatives hoped nor what liberals feared. The authors examine Scalia's political and judicial philosophy and they outline the areas of the law that Scalia has most profoundly affected, particularly constitutional protections for property rights. Citing Scalia's use of judicial review to check legislative power and his attempts to limit several types of individual rights developed during the Warren and Burger Courts, the authors conclude that Scalia's decisions reflect an effort to create a post-Carolene Products jurisprudence and to form a new pattern of assumptions regarding the role of the Supreme Court in American society. This is essential reading for students, scholars, and anyone interested in the Supreme Court and constitutional law.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780847681327
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 02/27/1996
Series: Jurisprudential Vision of Justice Antonin Scalia Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.85(d)

About the Author

David A. Schultz is Professor in the Graduate School of Management at Hamline University in St Paul, Minnesota. Christopher E. Smith is associate professor of political science at the School of Criminal Justice, Michigan State University.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: Property Rights and the Emergence of a Post-Carolene Products Jurisprudence Chapter 2 Constitutional Interpretation and the Political Process Chapter 3 Statutory Interpretation and Legislative Politics Chapter 4 The Institutions of American Government Chapter 5 Freedom of Religion Chapter 6 Freedom of Speech Chapter 7 Freedom of Press and Association Chapter 8 Criminal Justice and the Majoritarian Process Chapter 9 A Different Kind of Conservative Chapter 10 Bibliography Chapter 11 Cases Chapter 12 Index

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