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Author Fallon, Richard H., Jr., 1952- author.

Title The nature of constitutional rights : the invention and logic of strict judicial scrutiny / Richard H. Fallon Jr., Harvard Law School, Massachusetts

Publication Info. Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2019.


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Description ix, 212 pages ; 23 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Cambridge studies on civil rights and civil liberties
Summary "What does it mean to have a constitutional right in an era in which most rights must yield to 'compelling governmental interests'? After recounting the little-known history of the invention of the compelling-interest formula during the 1960s, The Nature of Constitutional Rights examines what must be true about constitutional rights for them to be identified and enforced via 'strict scrutiny' and other, similar, judge-crafted tests. The book's answers not only enrich philosophical understanding of the concept of a 'right', but also produce important practical payoffs. Its insights should affect how courts decide cases and how citizens should think about the judicial role. Contributing to the conversation between originalists and legal realists, Richard H. Fallon, Jr explains what constitutional rights are, what courts must do to identify them, and why the protections that they afford are more limited than most people think"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. The historical emergence of strict judicial scrutiny; 2. Strict scrutiny as an incompletely theorized agreement; 3. Rights and interests; 4. Tests besides strict scrutiny and the nature of the rights that they protect; 5. Legislative intent and deliberative rights; 6. Rights, remedies, and justiciability; 7. The core of an uneasy case for judicial review.
Subject Constitutional law -- United States.
LAW / Constitutional.
Indexed Term Strict scrutiny (Constitutional law)
ISBN 9781108483261 (hardback)
9781108703918 (paperback)