The Warren Court and the Pursuit of Justice

Author: Morton J. Horwitz

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780809016259

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 132

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The Hill and Wang Critical Issues Series: concise, affordable works on pivotal topics in American history, society, and politics. The men who made up the Supreme Court when Earl Warren was Chief Justice (1953-69) changed America forever, and their decisions are still affecting constitutional law today. This overview of the Warren Court focuses on its landmark cases and enduring legacy.
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The Columbia Guide to America in the 1960s

Author: David Farber,Beth Bailey

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231518072

Category: History

Page: 528

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The 1960s continue to be the subject of passionate debate and political controversy, a touchstone in struggles over the meaning of the American past and the direction of the American future. Amid the polemics and the myths, making sense of the Sixties and its legacies presents a challenge. This book is for all those who want to take it on. Because there are so many facets to this unique and transformative era, this volume offers multiple approaches and perspectives. The first section gives a lively narrative overview of the decade's major policies, events, and cultural changes. The second presents ten original interpretative essays from prominent historians about significant and controversial issues from the Vietnam War to the sexual revolution, followed by a concise encyclopedia articles organized alphabetically. This section could stand as a reference work in itself and serves to supplement the narrative. Subsequent sections include short topical essays, special subjects, a brief chronology, and finally an extensive annotated bibliography with ample information on books, films, and electronic resources for further exploration. With interesting facts, statistics, and comparisons presented in almanac style as well as the expertise of prominent scholars, The Columbia Guide to America in the 1960s is the most complete guide to an enduringly fascinating era.
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In Pursuit of Right and Justice

Edward Weinfeld as Lawyer and Judge

Author: William E Nelson

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814758940

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 291

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In Pursuit of Right and Justice chronicles the life of the United States District Court's Judge Edward Weinfeld, from his humble Lower East Side origins to his distinction as one of the nation's most respected federal judges. Judge Edward Weinfeld's personal growth and socio-economic mobility provides an excellent illustration of how Catholics and Jews descended from turn-of-the-century immigrants were assimilated into the mainstream of New York and American life during the course of the twentieth century. Weinfeld left a rich collection of personal papers that William E. Nelson examines, which depict the compromises and sacrifices Weinfeld had to make to attain professional advancement. Weinfeld's jurisprudence remained closely tied to his own personal values and to the historical contexts in which cases came to his court. Nelson aptly describes how Weinfeld strove to avoid making new law. He tried to make decisions on preexisting rules or bedrock legal principles; he achieved just results by searching for and finding facts that called those rules into play. Weinfeld's vision of justice was simultaneously a liberal one that enabled him to develop law that reflected societal change, and an apolitical one that did not rest on contested policy judgments.
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The Supreme Court Review, 2013

Author: Dennis J. Hutchinson,David A. Strauss,Geoffrey E. Stone

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022615887X

Category: Law

Page: 366

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For fifty years, The Supreme Court Review has been lauded for providing authoritative discussion of the Court's most significant decisions. The Review is an in-depth annual critique of the Supreme Court and its work, keeping up on the forefront of the origins, reforms, and interpretations of American law. Recent volumes have considered such issues as post-9/11 security, the 2000 presidential election, cross burning, federalism and state sovereignty, failed Supreme Court nominations, the battles concerning same-sex marriage, and numerous First and Fourth amendment cases.
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History in Dispute: American social and political movements, 1900-1945 : pursuit of liberty

Author: Robert J. Allison,Benjamin Frankel

Publisher: St James Press

ISBN: 9781558623965

Category: History

Page: 323

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Addresses heavily debated questions by offering different critical perspectives on major historical events, drawn from all time periods and from all parts of the globe. This volume covers American social and political movements, 1945-2000. Provides students with an enhanced understanding of events only summarized in history texts, helps stimulate critical thinking and provides ideas for papers and assignments.
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Supreme Court of the United States

A Bibliography

Author: George H. Rutland

Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 227

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Although not as glamourous as the Presidency and not as raucous as Congress, the Supreme Court quietly wields more power and influence over life in the United States than the other two combined. There is not a facet of life in the US that the Supreme Court is not called upon sooner or later to offer an opinion about. This bibliography gathers important literature about the Supreme Court and provides access through subject groupings as well as author and subject indexes. Contents: General; History; Separation of Powers; Constitutional Law; Freedom of Religion; Judicial Process; Civil Rights; Justices; Freedoms; Judicial Power and Indexes.
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The Eisenhower Court and Civil Liberties

Author: Theodore M. Vestal

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

ISBN: 9780275972844

Category: History

Page: 329

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Arguing that the Eisenhower Court has been underrated by historians, Vestal analyzes the principal decisions of the Eisenhower Court, focusing on a number of important civil liberties cases decided by the Supreme Court under Chief Justice Earl Warren I the 1953-l961 terms. He also examines the politics and values of the justices as revealed by their voting behavior with particular attention to those justices appointed by President Eisenhower.
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A Mere Machine

The Supreme Court, Congress, and American Democracy

Author: Anna Harvey

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300199198

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

View: 7071

Introductory textbooks on American government tell us that the Supreme Court is independent from the elected branches and that independent courts better protect rights than their more deferential counterparts. But are these facts or myths? In this groundbreaking new work, Anna Harvey reports evidence showing that the Supreme Court is in fact extraordinarily deferential to congressional preferences in its constitutional rulings. Analyzing cross-national evidence, Harvey also finds that the rights protections we enjoy in the United States appear to be largely due to the fact that we do not have an independent Supreme Court. In fact, we would likely have even greater protections for political and economic rights were we to prohibit our federal courts from exercising judicial review altogether. Harvey’s findings suggest that constitutional designers would be wise to heed Thomas Jefferson’s advice to “let mercy be the character of the law-giver, but let the judge be a mere machine.&rdquo
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Total War and the Law

The American Home Front in World War II

Author: Daniel R. Ernst,Victor Jew

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

ISBN: 9780275975982

Category: History

Page: 240

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At a time when nostalgia for "the Good War" prevails, this collection of essays on the rule of law and the constitution during the Second World War demonstrates how major war can imperil the notion that public officials are constrained by law.
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Newsletter

Author: American Society for Legal History

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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Thomas Jefferson

Westward the Course of Empire

Author: Lawrence S. Kaplan

Publisher: Scholarly Resources, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780842026307

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 198

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This biography of one of America's greatest political figures focuses on Thomas Jefferson's role as a maker of foreign policy. Although he was not the sole formulator of American diplomacy, Jefferson's voice was the most pervasive in the first generation of the republic's history. This text explores how the concept of the United States' westward expansion worked as the moving force in forming Jefferson's judgments and actions in foreign relations. Although much has been written about Jefferson, this volume is one of the few that explores the full range of his positions on foreign relations. Readable and authoritative, Thomas Jefferson: Westward the Course of Empire offers new insight into the man who shaped American foreign policy.
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Affirmative Action: J-Z

Author: James A. Beckman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780313330247

Category: Affirmative action programs

Page: 1074

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In 1961, President John F. Kennedy issued Executive Order 10925, requiring federal contractors to take "affirmative action" to employ workers on a nondiscriminatory basis. Since then, perhaps no issue in the modern American dialogue engenders such vociferous debate and controversy. This two-volume set contains more than 500 alphabetically arranged entries that offer current, accurate, and detailed information significantly related to affirmative action. Entries also explore implementation of the concept in other countries, including Japan, Australia, India, South Africa, and Great Britain. Two appendices provide the full texts of Gratz v. Bollinger and Grutter v. Bollinger, the landmark affirmative action decisions handed down by the Supreme Court in June 2003. A timeline of major events traces the development of affirmative action in the United States from 1865 to the present, a bibliography lists important general works, and a "Guide to Related Topics" allows readers to trace such broad themes as affirmative action and civil rights, or such important information categories as major statutes and court cases, across a range of entries. Illustrated and cross-referenced, the entries conclude with specialized further reading lists and can be accessed through a detailed subject index. Book jacket.
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America, History and Life

Author: Eric H. Boehm

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

Page: N.A

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Provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes information abstracted from over 2,000 journals published worldwide.
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CA Te Am Anthem 2007 Mod

Author: Holt Rinehart & Winston,Rheinhart And Winston Holt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780030433023

Category:

Page: N.A

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Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Academic libraries

Page: N.A

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Book review digest

Author: H.W. Wilson Company

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Books

Page: N.A

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