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Justice for the Past
Justice for the Past (July 2004)
Stephen Kershnar - Author

Examines whether race-based programs and slavery reparations are justified.

Among the most controversial issues in the United States is the question of whether public or private agencies should adopt preferential treatment programs or be required to pay reparations for slavery. Using a carefully reasoned philosophical approach, Stephen Kershnar argues that programs such as affirmative action and calls for slavery repara...(Read More)
 
 
Oral Arguments and Decision Making on the United States Supreme Court
Oral Arguments and Decision Making on the United States Supreme Court (July 2004)
Timothy R. Johnson - Author

How oral arguments influence the decisions of Supreme Court justices.

Timothy R. Johnson focuses on an all-too-often ignored aspect of the Supreme Court's decision-making process by providing a systematic explanation of how justices use oral arguments to make substantive legal and policy decisions. Using the arguments filed to the Court in legal briefs, oral argument transcripts, notes taken by Justice Lewis F. Powel...(Read More)
 
 
Constitutional Politics in Canada and the United States
Constitutional Politics in Canada and the United States (January 2004)
Stephen L. Newman - Editor

Comparative study of American and Canadian constitutionalism, especially rights jurisprudence.

The Canadian constitutional reforms of 1982, which included a Charter of Rights and Freedoms analogous to the American Bill of Rights, brought about a convergence with American constitutional law. As in the U.S., Canadian courts have shown themselves highly protective of individual rights, and they have not been shy about as...(Read More)
 
 
Ex Uno Plura
Ex Uno Plura (August 2003)
State Constitutions and Their Political Cultures
James T. McHugh - Author

Explores the foundations of various state constitutional traditions.

State constitutions have become increasingly important in light of recent trends in jurisprudence that favor decentralizing the American federal system. Ex Uno Plura uses a political culture approach to explore eight state constitutional traditions. McHugh argues that state jurisprudence is not merely a reflection of the process, values, and d...(Read More)
 
 
Deciding to Leave
Deciding to Leave (February 2003)
The Politics of Retirement from the United States Supreme Court
Artemus Ward - Author

The first sustained examination of the process by which justices elect to leave the United States Supreme Court.

While much has been written on Supreme Court appointments, Deciding to Leave provides the first systematic look at the process by which justices decide to retire from the bench, and why this has become increasingly partisan in recent years. Since 1954, generous retirement provisions and decreasing workl...(Read More)
 
 
Affirmative Action in Antidiscrimination Law and Policy
Affirmative Action in Antidiscrimination Law and Policy (October 2002)
An Overview and Synthesis
Samuel Leiter - Author
William M. Leiter - Author

A comprehensive interdisciplinary analysis of the past, present, and future of affirmative action in the United States.

Affirmative action has been and continues to be the flashpoint of America's civil rights agenda. Yet while the affirmative action literature is voluminous, no comprehensive account of its major legal and public policy dimensions exists. Samuel and William M. Leiter examine the origin and growth of ...(Read More)
 
 
Friends of the Court
Friends of the Court (March 2002)
The Privileging of Interest Group Litigants in Canada
Ian Brodie - Author

Studies interest group litigation in Canada.

In the first book-length study of interest group litigation in Canada, Friends of the Court traces the Canadian Supreme Court's ever-changing relationship with interest groups since the 1970s. After explaining how the Court was pressured to welcome more interest groups in the late 1980s, Brodie introduces a new theory of political status describing how the Court...(Read More)
 
 
Judicial Review in State Supreme Courts
Judicial Review in State Supreme Courts (February 2002)
A Comparative Study
Laura Langer - Author

Unveils the considerable policy-making powers of state supreme courts.

Despite having the final word on many policy issues, state supreme courts have received much less scholarly attention than the United States Supreme Court. Examining these often neglected institutions, this book demonstrates that by increasing our knowledge of the behavior of state supreme court judges across differing areas of law, we can enrich o...(Read More)
 
 
Politics and Constitutionalism
Politics and Constitutionalism (May 2000)
The Louis Fisher Connection
Robert J. Spitzer - Editor

Examines the work of Louis Fisher, renowned scholar of constitutional law and politics.

Politics and Constitutionalism presents a collection of eight original essays by leading political science and law scholars, organized to recognize and analyze Louis Fisher's prolific and important body of work. The essays explore the role of all three branches of government in shaping constitutional meaning and institutional behavior, noting...(Read More)
 
 
God Versus Caesar
God Versus Caesar (May 1999)
Belief, Worship, and Proselytizing under the First Amendment
Martin S. Sheffer - Author

God Versus Caesar reviews and analyses the judicial development of the free exercise of religion clause, from its protection for belief and certain forms of worship to its guarantee of religiously motivated behavior. This book also provides guidelines for the future direction of judicial review in free exercise cases and examines law as it develops in response to changing social values and policy. Sheffer answers how, where, and why lines are...(Read More)
 
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