chapter 2 constitution change

chapter 2 constitution change - The whole idea of judicial...

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CONSTITUTIONAL CHANGE Few formal amendments (27 in 230 years) Changes come in response to major social/political events or to specific problems Changes often come in groups Correctives: 11, 12, 20, 22, 25 Expansions of Rights: 1-10, 13-15, 17, 19, 23, 24 Policy responses: 16 (income tax), 18/21 (prohibition); 27 (Congressional pay) More change accomplished through judicial interpretation
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Unformatted text preview: The whole idea of judicial review is accomplished through interpretation Expansion of civil rights and liberties largely through interpretation Expansion of business and environmental protection (even thought these two areas are often at odds) comes through court action following legislative action...
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