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The Ninth Amendment and the Politics of Creative Jurisprudence: Disparaging the Fundamental Right of Popular Control (Hardback)
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The Ninth Amendment and the Politics of Creative Jurisprudence: Disparaging the Fundamental Right of Popular Control (Hardback)

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Hardback 224 Pages / Published: 30/01/1995
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The Ninth Amendment holds that every right not explicitly granted to the federal government by the Constitution belongs to the states or to the individual. Further, those rights held by the government should not be construed to deny or disparage other rights held by the people. As in other areas of contention between federal power and states' rights, the Ninth Amendment has become subject to activist Supreme Court interpretation whereby the traditional model of federalism, in which states had meaningful public policy prerogatives, has given way to a model in which states become mere extensions of the U. S. government.

In this volume, Marshall DeRosa provides a thorough analysis of Supreme Court unenumerated rights policy and offers suggestions toward reestablishing American federalism as envisioned by the framers of the Constitution. The book opens with a review and analysis of current debates over Ninth Amendment rights and then utilizes the privileges and immunities clauses as demonstrative of the traditional relationship between the states' police powers and unenumerated fundamental rights. DeRosa then considers the critical role of academia in shifting public policy away from popular control and toward the judiciary. Later chapters include national and state case studies as instances of judicial creativity, an examination of the effects of Ninth Amendment jurisprudence on the Second Amendment as it bears on the gun control debate, and a comparative analysis of contrasting theories on the status of unenumerated rights. In his conclusion DeRosa offers some prescriptive thoughts on how to restore the original constitutional concept of popular consent as a remedy to an increasingly unaccountable federal judiciary.

By restoring the Ninth Amendment to the context of American federalism, this volume constitutes a major contribution to contemporary scholarship, challenging a corpus of commentary that either ignores, misunderstands, or misrepresents the relevance of popular control in the articulation of unenumerated rights. The Ninth Amendment and the Politics of Creative Jurisprudence will be of interest to political scientists, historians, legal theorists, and political practitioners.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
ISBN: 9781560002338
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 522 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"The Ninth Amendment recognizes certain unenumerated rights retained by the people... A thought-provoking... meditation on an elusive amendment, more valuable for advanced scholars familiar with alternative points of view than for undergraduates or general readers."

--J. R. Vile, Choice


"The Ninth Amendment recognizes certain unenumerated rights retained by the people... A thought-provoking... meditation on an elusive amendment, more valuable for advanced scholars familiar with alternative points of view than for undergraduates or general readers."

--J. R. Vile, Choice

"Professor DeRosa has written a learned and timely analysis of the curious case of the missing amendments--the Second, Ninth, and Tenth, which just happen to be the very parts of the Constitution that the Kramers believed were most important in preserving limited government. No student of the Constitution should omit to read this study of how that document has been twisted and how it can be made straight."

--Samuel Francis, nationally syndicated columnist

"[Marshall DeRosa has provided] a hard-headed and thorough analysis of the Ninth Amendment's twisted history. Turning the fundamental provisions of the Constitution on their heads, Supreme Court justices have ridden roughshod over the liberties of the people and the rights of the states. This fundamental work offers insight into both the problem and its solution."

--Thomas Fleming, editor, Chronicles


"The Ninth Amendment recognizes certain unenumerated rights retained by the people... A thought-provoking... meditation on an elusive amendment, more valuable for advanced scholars familiar with alternative points of view than for undergraduates or general readers."

--J. R. Vile, Choice

"Professor DeRosa has written a learned and timely analysis of the curious case of the missing amendments--the Second, Ninth, and Tenth, which just happen to be the very parts of the Constitution that the Kramers believed were most important in preserving limited government. No student of the Constitution should omit to read this study of how that document has been twisted and how it can be made straight."

--Samuel Francis, nationally syndicated columnist

"[Marshall DeRosa has provided] a hard-headed and thorough analysis of the Ninth Amendment's twisted history. Turning the fundamental provisions of the Constitution on their heads, Supreme Court justices have ridden roughshod over the liberties of the people and the rights of the states. This fundamental work offers insight into both the problem and its solution."

--Thomas Fleming, editor, Chronicles


-The Ninth Amendment recognizes certain unenumerated rights retained by the people... A thought-provoking... meditation on an elusive amendment, more valuable for advanced scholars familiar with alternative points of view than for undergraduates or general readers.-

--J. R. Vile, Choice

-Professor DeRosa has written a learned and timely analysis of the curious case of the missing amendments--the Second, Ninth, and Tenth, which just happen to be the very parts of the Constitution that the Kramers believed were most important in preserving limited government. No student of the Constitution should omit to read this study of how that document has been twisted and how it can be made straight.-

--Samuel Francis, nationally syndicated columnist

-[Marshall DeRosa has provided] a hard-headed and thorough analysis of the Ninth Amendment's twisted history. Turning the fundamental provisions of the Constitution on their heads, Supreme Court justices have ridden roughshod over the liberties of the people and the rights of the states. This fundamental work offers insight into both the problem and its solution.-

--Thomas Fleming, editor, Chronicles

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