Who Decides?: States as Laboratories of Constitutional Experimentation (Compact Disc)

Who Decides?: States as Laboratories of Constitutional Experimentation By Jeffrey S. Sutton, Jonathan Yen (Read by) Cover Image
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Everything in law and politics, including individual rights, comes back to divisions of power and the evergreen question: Who decides? Who wins the disputes of the day often turns on who decides them. And our acceptance of the resolution of those disputes often turns on who the decision maker is--because it reveals who governs us. In Who Decides, the influential US Appellate Court Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton focuses on the constitutional structure of the American states to answer the question of who should decide the key questions of public policy today. By concentrating on the role of governmental structure in shaping power across the fifty American states, Sutton develops a powerful explanation of American constitutional law, in all of its variety, as opposed to just federal constitutional law. Sutton compares state-level governments with the federal government and draws numerous insights from the comparisons. Instead of focusing on individual rights, however, he focuses on structure. Who Decides makes the case that American Constitutional Law should account for the role of the state courts and state constitutions, together with the federal courts and the federal constitution, in assessing the right balance of power among all branches of government.
Product Details
ISBN: 9798212250214
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Publication Date: June 7th, 2022
Language: English