The Supreme Court and Constitutional Law, 1925-2000: Changing Stances of Constitutional Review
White, G. Edward, The Virginia Quarterly Review
To many Americans the Constitution, despite its authoritative status, seems to be a rather vague and open-ended document, whose meaning, as illustrated in judicial interpretations of its provisions, seems to change dramatically over the years. Many people are aware that the Constitution was once read to sanction slavery and the exclusion of women from many forms of public life, and is now read to prohibit slavery and to protect female American citizens from discrimination on the basis of their gender. They may also be aware that prayers in the public schools and prohibitions against desecration of the American flag coexisted with the Constitution for almost two centuries, but that in the …
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Publication information: Article title: The Supreme Court and Constitutional Law, 1925-2000: Changing Stances of Constitutional Review. Contributors: White, G. Edward - Author. Journal title: The Virginia Quarterly Review. Volume: 76. Issue: 2 Publication date: Spring 2000. Page number: 313+. © University of Virginia Winter 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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