Democratic Rights: The Substance of Self-Government

Democratic Rights: The Substance of Self-Government

for $ 22.55

22.55 Democratic Rights: The Substance of Self-Government http://covers.feedbooks.net/item/215788.jpg?t=1404174647 http://www.feedbooks.com/item/215788/democratic-rights?utm_medium=uwishlist&utm_source=amazon

When the Supreme Court in 2003 struck down a Texas law prohibiting homosexual sodomy, it cited the right to privacy based on the guarantee of "substantive due process" embodied by the Constitution. But did the court act undemocratically by overriding the rights of the majority of voters in Texas? Scholars often point to such cases as exposing a fundamental tension between the democratic principle of majority rule and the liberal concern to protect individual rights.… (more)