The Court and the World

The Court and the World

American Law and the New Global Realities

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A fascinating account of how an increasingly globalized and interdependent world influences the deliberations of America's highest court, by the sitting justice and author ofMaking Our Democracy Work and Active Liberty.

In this original, far-reaching and timely book, Justice Stephen Breyer examines the work of SCOTUS in an increasingly interconnected world, a world in which all sorts of public and private activity--from the conduct of national security policy to the conduct of international trade--obliges the Court to consider and understand circumstances beyond America's borders. At a time when ordinary citizens may book international lodging directly through online sites like Airbnb, it has become clear that judicial awareness can no longer stop at the water's edge.

To trace how foreign considerations have come to inform the thinking of the Court, Justice Breyer begins with that area of the law in which they have always figured prominently: national security in its Constitutional dimension--how should the Court balance this imperative with others, chiefly the protection of basic liberties, in its review of presidential and congressional actions? He goes on to show how the Court has also been obliged to determine the application of American law in international contexts in a great many more everyday matters, from copyright to domestic relations to the interpretation of international treaty obligations. What, for instance, is the geographical reach of an American statute concerning securities fraud or an antitrust law?

While Americans must necessarily determine their own laws through democratic process, increasingly, the smooth operation of American law--and, by extension, the advancement of American interests and values--depends on its working in harmony with that of other jurisdictions. Justice Breyer describes how the aim of cultivating such harmony, as well as the expansion of the rule of law overall has drawn American jurists into the relatively new role of "constitutional diplomats," a little remarked but increasingly important job for them in this still changing world.

Baker & Taylor
"In this original, far-reaching and timely book, Justice Stephen Breyer examines the work of SCOTUS in an increasingly interconnected world, a world in which all sorts of public and private activity--from the conduct of national security policy to the conduct of international trade--obliges the Court to consider and understand circumstances beyond America's borders. At a time when ordinary citizens may book international lodging directly through online sites like Airbnb, it has become clear that judicialawareness can no longer stop at the water's edge"--

Baker
& Taylor

An analysis of how an increasingly globalized and interdependent world influences the decisions of America's Supreme Court examines how today's Court seeks to balance national imperatives with the realities of foreign jurisdictions.

Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781101946190
1101946199
Branch Call Number: 347.7326 B759c
Characteristics: 382 pages ; 25 cm

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beckythecat1
Feb 23, 2016

the last part of the book was a bit bogged down but on the whole, excellent.

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