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The Gallows in the Grove

The Gallows in the Grove

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About the Book

Writing of the France of the 1930s, the late Simone Weil declared, The state has morally killed everything smaller than itself. Liebmann asserts that a comparable development has recently taken place in the United States, fostering civic apathy and an inability to address serious social problems, and that, not for the first time, abuse of judicial review has caused the Constitution to be used as a tool of class interests. After a general survey of these consequences, Liebmann discusses the original constitutional debates and understanding. He then assesses First Amendment doctrine, through a discussion of the views of Harry Kalven, the most influential modern commentator on free speech issues, and then discusses the appropriate relationship of constitutional restraints to governmental fostering of public policy, on zoning, education, law enforcement, urban renewal, day care, traffic regulation, and care of the elderly, and illustrates the hopeful developments that are possible if judicial restraint is restored. A significant analysis for all scholars and researchers in the areas of constitutional law and current American public policy and politics.

About the Author:

GEORGE W. LIEBMANN is a practicing lawyer in Baltimore and the author of Little Platoons: Sub-Local Governments in Modern History (Praeger, 1995) and numerous articles on constitutional and administrative law. He has been a lecturer at Johns Hopkins University, the University of Maryland Law School, and the University of Salford, and a Simon Industrial and Professional Fellow at the University of Manchester. In 1996, he was a Visiting Fellow at Wolfson College, Cambridge.

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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780275958862
  • Publisher: Praeger
  • Publisher Imprint: Praeger
  • Height: 229 mm
  • No of Pages: 264
  • Series Title: English
  • Weight: 525 gr
  • ISBN-10: 0275958868
  • Publisher Date: 28 Oct 1997
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: Y
  • Spine Width: 16 mm
  • Width: 152 mm

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