antimajoritarian love



from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Opposing majority rule
  • n. One who opposes majority rule.


anti- +‎ majoritarian (Wiktionary)


  • Finally and very importantly, the antimajoritarian nature of the Constitution protects minorities of all sorts.

    The Conservative Assault on the Constitution

  • Of course, my objection is not to the court being antimajoritarian; it is that in Brown v.

    The Conservative Assault on the Constitution

  • Second, recognizing that the Constitution is itself antimajoritarian lessens the concern that judicial review is antidemocratic.

    The Conservative Assault on the Constitution

  • Any judicial review that invalidates government actions, whether based on the original understanding or not, is antimajoritarian.

    The Conservative Assault on the Constitution

  • Put together, this seems to me a great case study of the recurring debates about popular sovereignty, constitutionalism, the role of courts, and more broadly the mixed majoritarian and antimajoritarian nature of American constitutions.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Popular Sovereignty:

  • In his essay, Kurt Lash's Majoritarian Difficulty, Professor Barnett characterizes my approach to the Ninth Amendment as majoritarian and argues that the Ninth was intended to reflect the distinctly antimajoritarian views of Madison and the First Congress.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • In this sense the Supreme Court is much less antimajoritarian than is commonly assumed.

    Should we legally recognize polyamorous marriages?

  • It is probably more correct to say that Lawrence is antifederalist than that it is antimajoritarian.

    Should we legally recognize polyamorous marriages?

  • But today, the Senate puts the brakes on just about everything, thanks largely to the filibuster, the secret hold, and other antimajoritarian prerogatives that were never envisioned by the Top Stories

  • Again, Republicans in the current Congress have been far more promiscuous in the employment of this antimajoritarian tactic than any before them.

    On The Hill


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