By Stephen M. Feldman
This ebook lines the evolution of the constitutional order, explaining Donald Trump’s election as a symptom of a degraded democratic-capitalist method. starting with the framers’ imaginative and prescient of a balanced system—balanced among the private and non-private spheres, among govt energy and person rights—the constitutional order developed over centuries till it reached its current degree, Democracy, Inc., within which corporations and billionaires wield herculean political energy. The 5 conservative justices of the early Roberts court docket, together with the past due Antonin Scalia, stamped Democracy, Inc., with a constitutional imprimatur, contravening the framers’ imaginative and prescient whereas concurrently claiming to stick with the Constitution’s unique that means. The justices believed they have been upholding the yank lifestyle, yet they as a substitute positioned our democratic-capitalist process in its gravest possibility considering the fact that international conflict II. With Neil Gorsuch changing Scalia, the recent courtroom needs to opt for: Will it stick with the early Roberts courtroom in approving and bolstering Democracy, Inc., or will it restoration the an important stability among the private and non-private spheres in our constitutional system?
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The New Roberts Court, Donald Trump, and Our Failing Constitution by Stephen M. Feldman