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Environment in the Balance

The Green Movement and the Supreme Court

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$51.00 • £40.95 • €46.00

ISBN 9780674736788

Publication Date: 04/22/2015


384 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

2 line illustrations


Relying mainly on seminal Supreme Court cases, Cannon discusses environmental law in a way that enables general readers to follow and understand the reasoning but includes plenty of footnotes for advanced readers… This book will make a great resource for environmental, constitutional, or administrative law students at graduate or undergraduate levels.—J. M. Keller, Choice

A remarkable and important book. Cannon approaches environmental law as both legal expert and humanist, seeking always the broad cultural context in which to view the Supreme Court’s uncertain ecological jurisprudence. He is an intent and perceptive reader of the Court’s decisions and what goes into them. He is also a fluent and convincing writer. Environment in the Balance will be widely read and largely influential.—Peter Brooks, Princeton University

Highly persuasive and insightful. Cannon reveals how the Supreme Court’s opinions reflect a larger culture war over environmentalism in American society. The scope and depth of his analysis is remarkable, and it allows him to offer a series of lessons for environmentalists hoping to meet the challenges of the future.—Daniel Farber, University of California, Berkeley

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