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The Appearance of Equality

The Appearance of Equality Author Christopher M. Burke
ISBN-10 0313307512
Release 1999-01-01
Pages 212
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An examination of the language of law in the area of political representation, this book considers the development and recognition of group claims brought pursuant to the Voting Rights Act and the Equal Protection Clause in Supreme Court opinions. In his analysis, Burke highlights the different, discursive strategies, broadly identified as liberal and communitarian, used by the Supreme Court to justify the outcomes of various cases, and he argues that no particular strategy of justification is inherently politically conservative or liberal and that no conception of political representation is unassailable. Therefore, it is unlikely that the Supreme Court will articulate a stable measure of fair representation. The Supreme Court offers one more forum in the deliberation over what is fair representation; however, it is not likely to provide minority communities with a legal answer to the problem of political underrepresentation. As such, this book tells the uncertain story of the creation of political fairness by the Supreme Court. The language used to characterize what is fair and representative, and the theoretical designs which the rhetoric reflects, allows us to formulate concepts of fair representation as legal standards evolve. By placing the debate over fair representation in not only political and legal but also philosophical terms, we are better able to understand the inevitable tensions that drive the concept of representation into new, ill-defined, and contentious areas.



Choice of Law for American Courts

Choice of Law for American Courts Author Edwin Scott Fruehwald
ISBN-10 0313317534
Release 2001
Pages 171
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In the early 20th century, a fairly uniform multilateralist method of choice of law existed. In the 1920s and 1930s, however, scholars and courts began to reject this method. Viewed as too mechanical, the method sometimes resulted in a choice of law of a state with only a tenuous connection to the issue at hand. This study proposes a new multilateralist method of choice of law that will alleviate the confusion currently existing in American choice of law. It rejects the state courts use of four different approaches to choice of law and instead advocates the adoption of an approach that is forum- and content-neutral and that respects the rights of both individuals and states.



A Natural Right to Die

A Natural Right to Die Author Raymond Whiting
ISBN-10 0313314748
Release 2002
Pages 222
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Demonstrates how U.S. attitudes and practices concerning euthanasia have been influenced by the historical development of rights within the western world.



The Supreme Court s Retreat from Reconstruction

The Supreme Court s Retreat from Reconstruction Author Frank J. Scaturro
ISBN-10 0313311056
Release 2000-01-01
Pages 305
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Compares the Supreme Court's holdings regarding the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments to the framers' own interpretations and examines the resulting distortions of constitutional law, some of which continue to this day.



Constitutional Interpretation

Constitutional Interpretation Author Jeffrey M. Shaman
ISBN-10 031331473X
Release 2001-01-01
Pages 266
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Analyzes the process of constitutional interpretation from the perspectives of history, political science, and jurisprudence.



Law politics and society

Law  politics  and society Author Suzanne Samuels
ISBN-10 0618376518
Release 2005-09-16
Pages 417
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This text studies the inextricable links between law, society, and politics through an in-depth examination of the institutions for law-making in the United States, focusing on the function, structure, and participants in the process. The institutions-oriented approach focuses on contemporary coverage of the interrelationship between law and society, and includes discussion of controversial topics, such as the influence of race, class, gender, and corporate governance on the law. Law, Politics, and Society also looks at the theoretical and philosophical foundations of American law and provides comparative and international perspectives. Diversity is embedded into each chapter within the readings—drawn from a broad range of interdisciplinary sources such as sociology, history, and medicine—as well as in activities, which encourage discussion about law and race, national origin, gender, and class. In addition, excellent coverage of how the law has changed since September 11, 2001 helps students understand these complex relationships in a tangible way. Popular Culture features use a series of photographs to help students understand how law both informs and is informed by popular culture. Law in Action features apply the concepts of each chapter to an actual law in order to illustrate the central point and to help students better understand theoretical concepts.



Choice

Choice Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105122345395
Release 2004
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The Four Faces of Affirmative Action

The Four Faces of Affirmative Action Author W. Robert Gray
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105110335846
Release 2001-01-01
Pages 193
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Analyzes the four possible grounds for justifying affirmative action by looking at philosophical and judicial writings.



The Cumulative Book Index

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ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105124517769
Release 1999
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Respecting State Courts

Respecting State Courts Author Michael E. Solimine
ISBN-10 0313306346
Release 1999-01-01
Pages 167
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Solimine and Walker provide a comprehensive examination of the major issues revolving around judicial federalism. They analyze the major controversies in the American dual system of courts, demonstrate that the systemic diversity is too important to be overshadowed by ideological stereotyping, and call for a dialogue on the values of state law and courts, including a candid recognition of their problems.



Constitutional Structure and Purposes

Constitutional Structure and Purposes Author Michael Conant
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105028658388
Release 2001
Pages 172
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Emphasizes the failures of the justices to consider constitutional structure and the original meaning of language in context.



G K Hall Interdisciplinary Bibliographic Guide to Black Studies

G K  Hall Interdisciplinary Bibliographic Guide to Black Studies Author Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
ISBN-10 0783889232
Release 1999
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Race and redistricting

Race and redistricting Author Tinsley E. Yarbrough
ISBN-10 UOM:39015055910247
Release 2002
Pages 225
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Through much of the 1990s, a newly hatched snake wreaked political havoc in the South.When North Carolina gained a seat in Congress following the 1990 census, it sought to rectify a long-standing failure to represent African American voters by creating, under federal pressure, two "majority-minority" voting districts. One of these snaked along Interstate 85 for nearly two hundred miles -- not much wider than the road itself in some places -- and was ridiculed by many as one of the least compact legislative districts ever proposed.From 1993 to 2001, three intertwined cases went before the Supreme Court that decided how far a state could go in establishing voting districts along racial lines. Noted Supreme Court biographer Tinsley Yarbrough examines these closely linked landmark cases to show how the Court addressed the constitutionality of redistricting within the volatile contexts of civil rights and partisan politics.A suit was first filed by Duke University law professor Robinson Everett, a liberal who loathed discrimination but considered racially motivated redistricting a clear violation of the Fourteenth Amendment's equal protection clause. Yarbrough tells how Everett enlisted associates as plaintiffs and went on to win two Supreme Court victories in Shaw v. Reno (1993) and Shaw v. Hunt (1996) -- both by 5-4 decisions. Following the creation of another "flawed" redistricting plan, he rounded up a new set of plaintiffs to take the battle back to the Supreme Court. But this time, in Easley v. Cromartie -- on the swing vote of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor -- the 5-4 vote went against him.Yarbrough shows the significant impact these cases have had on election law and thefascinating interplay of law, politics, and human conflict that the dispute generated. Drawing heavily on court records and on interviews with attorneys on both sides of the litigation, he relates a complex and intriguing tale



The Georgetown Journal of Law Public Policy

The Georgetown Journal of Law   Public Policy Author
ISBN-10 UCAL:B5103930
Release 2007
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Redistricting in Comparative Perspective

Redistricting in Comparative Perspective Author Lisa Handley
ISBN-10 9780191551703
Release 2008-06-26
Pages 352
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The aim of this book is threefold. First to put in one place for the convenience of both scholars and practitioners the basic data on redistricting practices in democracies around the world. Remarkably, this data has never before been collected. Second, to provide a series of short case studies that look in more detail at particular countries with regard to the institutions and practices that have evolved for redistricting and the nature of the debates that have arisen. Third, to begin to look in comparative perspective at the consequences of alternative redistricting mechanisms and at the tradeoffs among competing redistricting criteria. This volume has contributions from some of the leading specialists on redistricting in the world. The chapters reflect a mix of country-specific material, chapters that are broadly comparative, and chapters whose contributions are more methodological in nature. The chapters in this volume provide an indispensable introduction to the institutions, practices, and consequences of boundary delimitation around the world. Comparative Politics is a series for students and teachers of political science that deals with contemporary issues in comparative government and politics. The General Editors are David M. Farrell, Jean Monnet Chair in European Politics and Head of School of Social Sciences, University of Manchester and Alfio Mastropaolo, University of Turin. The series is published in association with the European Consortium for Political Research.



The Voting Rights War

The Voting Rights War Author Gloria J. Browne-Marshall
ISBN-10 9781442266902
Release 2016-08-22
Pages 258
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The Voting Rights War tells the story of the ongoing struggle to achieve voting equality through 100 years of work by the NAACP at the Supreme Court. From Plessy v. Ferguson through today’s conflicts around voter suppression, the book highlights the challenges facing African American voters and the work of the NAACP.



Partisan Gerrymandering and the Construction of American Democracy

Partisan Gerrymandering and the Construction of American Democracy Author Erik Engstrom
ISBN-10 9780472119011
Release 2013-09-30
Pages 227
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Since the nation’s founding, the strategic manipulation of congressional districts has influenced American politics and public policy