Constitutional Constraints in Politics

Citation:

Whittington, Keith E. “Constitutional Constraints in Politics”. The Supreme Court and the Idea of Constitutionalism. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009. Print.

Abstract:

Constitutional constraints cannot be effectuated outside of politics. They must be interpreted and put into action within the political system, by political actors operating in political institutions. This raises a variety of possible threats to the efficacy of constitutional constraints. This chapter considers four distinct threats and their possible solutions: 1) constitutional resistance, 2) constitutional forgetfulness, 3) constitutional neglect, and 4) constitutional contestation.

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