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Democracy and distrust A theory of judicial review by John Hart Ely

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Published by Harvard University Press in Cambridge .
Written in English

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  • United States.

Subjects:

  • Judicial review -- United States

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementJohn Hart Ely.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsKF4575 .E4
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 268 p. ;
Number of Pages268
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4415945M
ISBN 100674196368
LC Control Number79019859

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