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Unformatted text preview: -Tends toward judicial modesty. Living Constitution: -Try to interpret constitution consistent with prevailing norms and standards of justice. -Apply the constitution as the framers would have if they were living today. -Tends toward a more active judiciary. Justices Matters! -The way the constitution is interpreted changes dramatically over time. o Activism vs. Restraint of Justices o Political ideology of Justices. o Confirmation environment: Who gets confirmed? The President The Senate March 28, 2011 Research Paper Due on April 11 th ! -8 Sources! -Use textual sources as well as Questions to consider -Why do elections work? -How do elections create government that is generally responsive to the people? -Are votes capable of making reasonable choices?...
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course POLI SCI 101 taught by Professor Moscardelli during the Spring '06 term at UMass (Amherst).
- Spring '06
- American Politics