Chapter

Introduction

Emily M. Calhoun

in Losing Twice

Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9780195399745
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199894444 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399745.003.0001
Introduction

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This introductory chapter sets out the focus of the book, namely justices' obligations to constitutional losers. The goal is to engage ordinary citizens, as well as members of the legal profession, in a discussion of the legitimacy of judicial review. The chapter also discusses issues such as the legitimacy of judicial review, judicial activism, and the apparent indifference of justices to the harms inflicted on constitutional losers. An overview of the subsequent chapters is presented.

Keywords: American constitutional law; justices; judicial review; constitutional rights; constitutional losers

Chapter.  4578 words. 

Subjects: Constitutional and Administrative Law

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