A Year at the Supreme Court

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Oktober 2004



Profiles a watershed year (2002-2003) in the life of the U.S. Supreme Court, with contributions by journalists and Court advocates that discuss critical rulings on gay rights, affirmative action, hate speech, federal-state relations, and criminal law.


Introduction; A High Court of one: The role of the swing voter in the 2002 term; Anthony M. Kennedy and the road not taken; A revolutionary year: Judicial assertiveness and gay rights; The next culture awr; The affirmative action decisions; Was affirmative action saved by its friends?; The Court's faux federalism; Cross burning: Virginia v Black; Cruel and unusual: Lockyer v Andrade; Glasnost at the Supreme Court


Neal Devins is Goodrich Professor of Law and Director of the Institute of Bill of Rights Law at the William and Mary School of Law. He is also Professor of Government at the College of William and Mary. His most recent books include "The Democratic Constitution "and "Political Dynamics of Constitutional Law" (4th edition), both coauthored with Louis Fisher.Davison M. Douglas is the Arthur B. Hanson Professor of Law at the William and Mary School of Law, where he is former Director of the Institute of Bill of Rights Law. He is the author of "Reading, Writing, and Race: The Desegregation of the Charlotte Schools."


"'The quiet of a storm center,' Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. said of the Supreme Court. The storm--the drama--has never been more intense than in the 2002-03 term. Here the decisions of that term are brilliantly, provocatively described and analyzed."--Anthony Lewis, author of Gideon's Trumpet and Make No Law "A close and revealing look by journalists and advocates on the operations of the Supreme Court. This book captures the powerful political pressures that constantly play against the Justices and help determine their decisions."--Louis Fisher, author of American Constitutional Law
EAN: 9780822334378
ISBN: 0822334372
Untertitel: 'Constitutional Conflicts'. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2004
Seitenanzahl: 243 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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