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The Resource The Constitution besieged : the rise and demise of Lochner era police powers jurisprudence, Howard Gillman

The Constitution besieged : the rise and demise of Lochner era police powers jurisprudence, Howard Gillman

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The Constitution besieged : the rise and demise of Lochner era police powers jurisprudence
Title
The Constitution besieged
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the rise and demise of Lochner era police powers jurisprudence
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Howard Gillman
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Language
eng
Summary
The Constitution Besieged offers a compelling reinterpretation of one of the most notorious periods in American constitutional history. In the decades following the Civil War, federal and state judges struck down as unconstitutional a great deal of innovative social and economic legislation. Scholars have traditionally viewed this as the work of a conservative judiciary more interested in promoting laissez-faire economics than in interpreting the Constitution. Howard Gillman challenges this scholarly orthodoxy by showing how these judges were in fact observing a long-standing constitutional prohibition against "class legislation." By reviewing unfamiliar state cases and legal commentary, and by providing fresh interpretations of familiar Supreme Court cases, Gillman uncovers a fascinating - and long forgotten - legal tradition. In this richly textured historical narrative, we see how American judges once worked to insure that legislative power be used only to promote the public good, and not to benefit certain classes or burden their market competitors. Beyond shedding new light on this jurisprudence, Gillman also links it to larger debates in the political system, debates traced to concerns about factional politics expressed by the country's founders and to the Jacksonian assault on special privileges. This tradition came under siege with the intensification of class conflict at the turn of the century, and Gillman carefully documents its demise. He details how industrialization undermined assumptions about the fairness of capitalist social relations, and how this led increasing numbers of people to question the requirement that the state remain neutral in matters of class conflict - thus leaving it to a stalwart judiciary to protect "a Constitution besieged." A major contribution to an understanding of this important period in the history of the Supreme Court, Gillman's work stands as a landmark in revisionist accounts of the "Lochner era." Gillman's study represents the kind of paradigm-shift that will undoubtedly affect a wide range of scholarly activity for some time to come. The broad scope of this work makes it essential reading for those interested in American political thought, the development of the American state, the relationship between law and social change, and contemporary debates about the original intent of the framers of the Constitution and the proper role of the judiciary in American politics
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digitized
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Gillman, Howard
Dewey number
  • 342.73/0418
  • 347.302418
Index
index present
LC call number
KF5399
LC item number
.G55 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
  • HeinOnline legal classics library
  • HeinOnline Congress and the courts
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  • Police power
  • Political questions and judicial power
  • Judicial process
  • Constitutional law
  • Economic liberties (U.S. Constitution)
  • Liberty of contract
  • Social legislation
  • Social conflict
  • USA
  • LAW
  • LAW
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • LAW
  • LAW
  • Constitutional law
  • Economic liberties (U.S. Constitution)
  • Judicial process
  • Liberty of contract
  • Police power
  • Political questions and judicial power
  • Social conflict
  • Social legislation
  • United States
  • Constitutionele gerechtshoven
  • Toetsingsrecht
  • Klassenjustiz
  • Arbeitsbeziehungen
  • Rechtsprechung
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The Constitution besieged : the rise and demise of Lochner era police powers jurisprudence, Howard Gillman
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file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-289) and index
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Contents
The origins of Lochner era police powers jurisprudence -- The master principle of neutrality and the rise of class conflict -- The old constitutionalism and the new realism -- The Constitution besieged
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756436024
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1 online resource (x, 317 pages)
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online
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9780822399865
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  • c
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  • preservation
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Electronic reproduction.
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remote
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(OCoLC)756436024
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Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The Constitution besieged : the rise and demise of Lochner era police powers jurisprudence, Howard Gillman
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-289) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The origins of Lochner era police powers jurisprudence -- The master principle of neutrality and the rise of class conflict -- The old constitutionalism and the new realism -- The Constitution besieged
Control code
756436024
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 317 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780822399865
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)756436024
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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