The Supreme Court and Fundamental Rights: A Framework Analysis

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Supreme Court, fundamental rights, U.S. Constitution, individual rights


Constitutional Law | Legislation | Political Science | Supreme Court of the United States


The role of the U.S. Supreme Court in protecting the individual rights of American citizens has been studied by such great political scientists as Ronald Dworkin and Lee Epstein. While these and other authors have written extensively on the Court's approach to individual rights protected from government interference there is still much research that can be done in this area. One such topic needing further research is that of "fundamental rights:" these are rights explicitly or implicitly found int eh Constitution which the Court has deemed "fundamental to the democratic process," and a part of the "history and traditions of the collective conscience of our people," such as the right to privacy.

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Political Science

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