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Constitutional Faith by Sanford Levinson

By Sanford Levinson

This publication examines the "constitutional faith" that has, due to the fact that 1788, been a imperative part of American "civil religion." via taking heavily the parallel among wholehearted recognition of the structure and non secular religion, Sanford Levinson opens up a bunch of interesting questions about what it ability to be American. whereas a few view the structure because the principal section of an American faith that serves to unite the social order, Levinson keeps that its sacred function may end up in clash, fragmentation, or even warfare. To Levinson, the Constitution's worth lies within the realm of the discourse it sustains: a uniquely American type of political rhetoric that enables electorate to grapple with each vital public factor imaginable.

In a brand new afterword, Levinson seems to be on the deepening of constitutional worship and attributes the present frequent frustrations with the govt. to the static nature of the structure.

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It is far more difficult to get special services for a child with below normal abilities across the board than it is for the “learning disabled” child with a high IQ and a relative weakness. The overall weak learner, because he does not have a discrepancy, is unlikely to come under the auspices of the special education enterprise. Meanwhile, the strong learner with a relative weakness will get the special help and accommodations. The same circumstance holds for students in postsecondary education.

Is someone disabled if he is severely near-sighted but has normal vision with glasses (considered under the ADA a “mitigating measure”)? Is the employer entitled to request verification of the disability? Who pays for that evaluation? Is a doctor’s diagnosis a sufficient basis for identifying someone as disabled? Does the employer have the right to reject a claim of disability? What form of grievance procedures is considered sufficient? What metric should be used to establish whether someone is substantially impaired?

Seymour’s psychiatric status. Instead, the clinician positions herself immediately as an advocate for assignment of the diagnosis. Other classic signs of the Curse surface as this report unfolds. The most prominent is what I call “Sour Cherry Picking,” the practice of construing every minor perturbation in functioning as necessarily reflecting major abnormality, often by taking selected comments out of context. An example: The clinician makes much of a statement the applicant’s fourth-grade teacher recorded on a report card.

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