Abortion and American Politics

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Januar 1993



'''''Although it almost certainly won't get much credit for it, this is a near-perfect example of that rara avis, the impartial report on a white-hot public issue. Each chapter is full of meanigful quotation and value-neutral elucidation, and each is written in a rainwater-clear prose that makes the book nonpareil for learning what, in terms of law and public policy, abortion in the U.S. is all about.'''''ûáALA Booklist''


Roe v Wade, the Burger Court, and American politics; interest activities after Roe - the mobilization of conflict; a reluctant Congress and the abortion controversy; abortion and presidential politics; the states and the abortion politics - from Roe to Webster; the tide turns - the Rehnquist Court and Webster v Reproductive Health Services; public opinion and abortion - what the polls show; abortion and national politics after Webster; abortion and state politics after Webster; abortion and the courts after Webster.


David M. O'Brien is the Leone Reaves and George W. Spicer Professor at the University of Virginia. He has been a Judicial Fellow and Research Associate at the Supreme Court of the U.S.; and held Fulbright Teaching and Research Awards at Oxford University, England; the University of Bologna, Italy; and in Japan; as well as was a Visiting Fellow at the Russell Sage Foundation in New York, and a Visiting Professor at Institut d'Etudes Politique Universite Lumiere-Lyon 2. He was a commissioner on the U.S.-Japan Conference on Cultural and Educational Exchange and the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission. He is the author of numerous books and over 100 journal articles and book chapters, including: Storm Center: The Supreme Court in American Politics (10th ed. W.W. Norton, 2014), which received the ABA's Silver Gavel Award; a two-volume casebook, Constitutional Law and Politics (9th ed., W.W. Norton, 2014); and an annual Supreme Court Watch (W.W. Norton); Animal Sacrifice & Religious Freedom: The Church of the Lukumi Babalu Aye v. City of Hialeah (University of Kansas Press, 2004), To Dream of Dreams: Religious Freedom and Constitutional Politics in Postwar Japan (University of Hawaii Press, 1996), and Congress Shall Make No Law: The First Amendment, Unprotected Expression, and the U.S. Supreme Court (Rowman & Littlefield, 2010), among other books . In addition, he has edited several books, including Judges on Judging (4th ed., Sage/C.Q. Press, 2013), and co-authored others, including Government by the People (22nd ed., Prentice Hall, 2008), Courts and Judicial Policymaking (Prentice-Hall, 2008), and Judicial Independence: Critical Perspectives from Around the World (University of Virginia Press, 2001).
EAN: 9780934540896
ISBN: 0934540896
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 1993
Seitenanzahl: 402 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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