TITLE

Judicial Government vs. Self-Government

AUTHOR(S)
Berger, Raoul
PUB. DATE
April 1980
SOURCE
National Review;4/4/1980, Vol. 32 Issue 7, p402
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the power of the U.S. Supreme Court to amend the U.S. Constitution. There has been accusations that the Justices decide cases on the basis of personal bias rather than constitutional demands. The academicians have supported the Supreme Court's new role regarding the power to revise the Constitution, circumventing the cumbersome procedure prescribed by Article V of the Constitution. The Fifteenth and Nineteenth Amendments conferring suffrage on blacks and women has been left to the States since its inception. The framers of the Fourteenth Amendment excluded suffrage and segregation from the scope of the Amendment, thus putting them beyond the Court's reach.
ACCESSION #
6069124

 

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