The Judiciary s Class War

The Judiciary s Class War

Professor Glenn Reynolds describes this problem in detail and offers some suggestions for making things better.

Author: Glenn Harlan Reynolds

Publisher: Encounter Books

ISBN: 9781641770026

Category: Political Science

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The terms “Front-Row Kids” and “Back-Row Kids,” coined by the photographer Chris Arnade, describe the divide between the educated upper middle class, who are staying ahead in today’s economy, and the less educated working class, who are doing poorly. The differences in education—and the values associated with elite schooling—have produced a divide in America that is on a par with that of race. The judiciary, requiring a postgraduate degree, is the one branch of government that is reserved for the Front-Row Kids. Correspondingly, since the Warren era, the Supreme Court has basically served as an engine for vindicating Front-Row preferences, from allowing birth control and abortion, to marginalizing religion in the public space, to legislative apportionment and libel law, and beyond. Professor Glenn Reynolds describes this problem in detail and offers some suggestions for making things better.
Categories: Political Science

Working Class War

Working Class War

U.S. Marines in Vietnam: An Earpanding War, 1966. Washington, D.C.:
Government ... Thompson, E. P. The Making of the English Working Class. New
York: Vintage Books, 1966 ... U.S. Congress. Committee on the Judiciary.
Hearings before ...

Author: Christian G. Appy

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807860113

Category: History

Page: 377

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No one can understand the complete tragedy of the American experience in Vietnam without reading this book. Nothing so underscores the ambivalence and confusion of the American commitment as does the composition of our fighting forces. The rich and the powerful may have supported the war initially, but they contributed little of themselves. That responsibility fell to the poor and the working class of America.--Senator George McGovern "Reminds us of the disturbing truth that some 80 percent of the 2.5 million enlisted men who served in Vietnam--out of 27 million men who reached draft age during the war--came from working-class and impoverished backgrounds. . . . Deals especially well with the apparent paradox that the working-class soldiers' families back home mainly opposed the antiwar movement, and for that matter so with few exceptions did the soldiers themselves.--New York Times Book Review "[Appy's] treatment of the subject makes it clear to his readers--almost as clear as it became for the soldiers in Vietnam--that class remains the tragic dividing wall between Americans.--Boston Globe
Categories: History

The Great Class War 1914 1918

The Great Class War 1914 1918

... in institutions whose officials were not elected but appointed: the judiciary,
whose supreme court typically enjoyed the ... In these institutions too, officials
were appointed virtually exclusively on the basis of a noble or very upper-middle
class ...

Author: Jacques R. Pauwels

Publisher: James Lorimer & Company

ISBN: 9781459411074

Category: History

Page: 560

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Historian Jacques Pauwels applies a critical, revisionist lens to the First World War, offering readers a fresh interpretation that challenges mainstream thinking. As Pauwels sees it, war offered benefits to everyone, across class and national borders. For European statesmen, a large-scale war could give their countries new colonial territories, important to growing capitalist economies. For the wealthy and ruling classes, war served as an antidote to social revolution, encouraging workers to exchange socialism's focus on international solidarity for nationalism's intense militarism. And for the working classes themselves, war provided an outlet for years of systemic militarization -- quite simply, they were hardwired to pick up arms, and to do so eagerly. To Pauwels, the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in June 1914 -- traditionally upheld by historians as the spark that lit the powder keg -- was not a sufficient cause for war but rather a pretext seized upon by European powers to unleash the kind of war they had desired. But what Europe's elite did not expect or predict was some of the war's outcomes: social revolution and Communist Party rule in Russia, plus a wave of political and social democratic reforms in Western Europe that would have far-reaching consequences. Reflecting his broad research in the voluminous recent literature about the First World War by historians in the leading countries involved in the conflict, Jacques Pauwels has produced an account that challenges readers to rethink their understanding of this key event of twentieth century world history.
Categories: History

Kill Anything That Moves

Kill Anything That Moves

William S. Turley, The Second Indochina War: A Concise Political and Military
History (New York: Rowman and Littlefield, 2008), ... Thayer, War Without Fronts,
126–28; Appy, Working-Class War, 202; Humanitarian Problems in South
Vietnam and Cambodia: Two ... Subcommittee to Investigate Problems
Connected with Refugees and Escapees, Senate Committee on the Judiciary (
January 27, 1975), 7.

Author: Nick Turse

Publisher: Metropolitan Books

ISBN: 9780805095470

Category: History

Page: 384

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Based on classified documents and first-person interviews, a startling history of the American war on Vietnamese civilians Americans have long been taught that events such as the notorious My Lai massacre were isolated incidents in the Vietnam War, carried out by "a few bad apples." But as award-winning journalist and historian Nick Turse demonstrates in this groundbreaking investigation, violence against Vietnamese noncombatants was not at all exceptional during the conflict. Rather, it was pervasive and systematic, the predictable consequence of orders to "kill anything that moves." Drawing on more than a decade of research in secret Pentagon files and extensive interviews with American veterans and Vietnamese survivors, Turse reveals for the first time how official policies resulted in millions of innocent civilians killed and wounded. In shocking detail, he lays out the workings of a military machine that made crimes in almost every major American combat unit all but inevitable. Kill Anything That Moves takes us from archives filled with Washington's long-suppressed war crime investigations to the rural Vietnamese hamlets that bore the brunt of the war; from boot camps where young American soldiers learned to hate all Vietnamese to bloodthirsty campaigns like Operation Speedy Express, in which a general obsessed with body counts led soldiers to commit what one participant called "a My Lai a month." Thousands of Vietnam books later, Kill Anything That Moves, devastating and definitive, finally brings us face-to-face with the truth of a war that haunts Americans to this day.
Categories: History

Hearings Before the Committee on the Judiciary House of Representatives Sixty sixth Congress First third Session

Hearings Before the Committee on the Judiciary  House of Representatives  Sixty sixth Congress  First  third  Session

This is why the capitalist countries , where all the power is concentrated in the
hands of the big commercial and financial interests , are waging this predatory
war against Soviet Russia . Defending their class in Russia they are thereby ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112109686409

Category: Justice, Administration of

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Categories: Justice, Administration of

The Fall of Mussolini

The Fall of Mussolini

Italy, the Italians, and the Second World War Philip Morgan ... Manzoni family
were not tried and convicted for their deaths, since there was a rush to judgement
which said much about the class war mentality of the post-war police and
judiciary.

Author: Philip Morgan

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191578755

Category: History

Page: 284

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The dramatic story of Mussolini's fall from power in July 1943, illuminating both the causes and the consequences of this momentous event. Morgan shows how Italians of all classes coped with the extraordinary pressures of wartime living, both on the military and home fronts, and how their experience of the country at war eventually distanced them from the dictator and his fascist regime. Looking beyond Mussolini's initial fall from power, Morgan examines how the Italian people responded to the invasion, occupation, and division of their country by Nazi German and Anglo-American forces - and how crucial the experience of this period was in shaping Italy's post-war sense of nationhood and transition to democracy.
Categories: History

Hearings Before the Committee on the Judiciary House of Representatives Sixty sixth Congress First third Session Sedition

Hearings Before the Committee on the Judiciary  House of Representatives  Sixty sixth Congress  First  third  Session  Sedition

This is why the capitalist countries , where all the power is concentrated in the
hands of the big commercial and financial interests , are waging this predatory
war against Soviet Russia . Defending their class in Russia they are thereby ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary

Publisher:

ISBN: LOC:00183874731

Category: Justice, Administration of

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Categories: Justice, Administration of

Proceedings of the Judiciary Committee of the Assembly

Proceedings of the Judiciary Committee of the Assembly

Standing Committee on the Judiciary. the power in their command , for it is their
class who awful cost of warfare , without receiving any of its rewards . It is the
workers who primarily furnish the soldiers on the battle field and give their limbs
and ...

Author: New York (State). Legislature. Assembly. Standing Committee on the Judiciary

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433090747001

Category: Socialism

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Categories: Socialism

Proposed Roads to Freedom

Proposed Roads to Freedom

Between these two classes, a struggle must go on until the workers of the world
organize as a class, take possession of the ... It mentions, among such
perversions, the subservience of the judiciary to the military authorities,15 the fact
Bertrand ...

Author: Bertrand Russell

Publisher: Digital Antiquaria

ISBN: 9781580572828

Category: Political Science

Page: 113

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Categories: Political Science

Building the Judiciary

Building the Judiciary

... the transformation of American politics and society unleashed by the Civil War
and its aftermath continued into the last ... the Midwest,3 the birth of class conflict
between capital and labor,4 and the beginning of extensive federal government.

Author: Justin Crowe

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400842575

Category: Political Science

Page: 328

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How did the federal judiciary transcend early limitations to become a powerful institution of American governance? How did the Supreme Court move from political irrelevance to political centrality? Building the Judiciary uncovers the causes and consequences of judicial institution-building in the United States from the commencement of the new government in 1789 through the close of the twentieth century. Explaining why and how the federal judiciary became an independent, autonomous, and powerful political institution, Justin Crowe moves away from the notion that the judiciary is exceptional in the scheme of American politics, illustrating instead how it is subject to the same architectonic politics as other political institutions. Arguing that judicial institution-building is fundamentally based on a series of contested questions regarding institutional design and delegation, Crowe develops a theory to explain why political actors seek to build the judiciary and the conditions under which they are successful. He both demonstrates how the motivations of institution-builders ranged from substantive policy to partisan and electoral politics to judicial performance, and details how reform was often provoked by substantial changes in the political universe or transformational entrepreneurship by political leaders. Embedding case studies of landmark institution-building episodes within a contextual understanding of each era under consideration, Crowe presents a historically rich narrative that offers analytically grounded explanations for why judicial institution-building was pursued, how it was accomplished, and what--in the broader scheme of American constitutional democracy--it achieved.
Categories: Political Science

Hearing s Before the Committee on the Judiciary Seventy first Congress pt 1 4 The prohibition amendment Feb 12 Apr 24 1930

Hearing s  Before the Committee on the Judiciary     Seventy first Congress      pt  1 4  The prohibition amendment  Feb  12 Apr  24  1930

The whole of Europe is caught in the class cleavage and struggles in a bitter and
relentless class war . It is not too much to say that the United States now holds the
hope for constitutional government and due process of law under democratic ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary

Publisher:

ISBN: LOC:00116239619

Category: Justice, Administration of

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Categories: Justice, Administration of

War on the Middle Class

War on the Middle Class

How the Government, Big Business, and Special Interest Groups Are Waging
War ont he American Dream and How to Fight ... The illegal immigration bill that
came out of the Senate Judiciary Committee is a product of business as usual in
 ...

Author: Lou Dobbs

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101218754

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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Lou Dobbs's bestselling exposé of the silent assault on the living standards of ordinary Americans Millions of TV viewers have known Lou Dobbs for years as the Walter Cronkite of economics coverage, and now the anchor has become the preeminent champion of the common man and the good of the national interest, who tells uncomfortable truths in a voice that can't be ignored. In this incendiary book, he presents a frontline report on the betrayal of America's middle class by interests that range from rapacious corporations to an out-of-touch political elite. The result is not only lost jobs but also dysfunctional schools and unaffordable health care. But War on the Middle Class also outlines a bold program for change. As essential as it is infuriating, this book furnishes the talking points for the national debate on income and class.
Categories: Political Science

Hearings Before the Committee on the Judiciary House of Representatives Sixty eighth Congress First second Sessions

Hearings Before the Committee on the Judiciary  House of Representatives  Sixty eighth Congress  First second Sessions

Committee on the Judiciary ... You will start the biggest class war that this country
has ever seen if you carry out the determination of the proponents of these bills,
that they want 2.75 er cent beer but no saloon, or else you will wipe out every ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary

Publisher:

ISBN: LOC:00127932475

Category:

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International Viewpoint

International Viewpoint

Revolutionary Strategy Today £ 2.00 Minister Jyoti Basu the prime number of
provinces , and the degree of Daniel Bensaïd minister of this combine or to | 5 .
Hinduization of the judiciary . For example , Class Struggle and Technological ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556028027597

Category: Communism

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Categories: Communism

The Nation

The Nation

Thaddeus C. Sweet , Speaker ; Simon L. Adler , Republican floor leader ; Louis M
. Martin , chairman of the Judiciary ... which declared in substance that the only
war worth fighting was the class war , and from the resolution passed at the ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105006753128

Category: United States

Page:

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Categories: United States

Outlines of Some Cultural Aspects of U S Imperialism

Outlines of Some Cultural Aspects of U S  Imperialism

... were appropriated and monopolized by a minority of the population, who also
controlled the military, judiciary, the spiritual, ethical, etc, foundations of the
society. ... What marks the present state of the struggle of the classes from its
ancient and pre bourgeois forms is the complex ... fact of such struggles by the
ruling class and wide sections of those very groups against whom the class war
is directed.

Author: Aldwyn Clarke

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781465323958

Category: Political Science

Page: 112

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In Part I, this booklet traces the post-Independence struggles in the United States for the realization of the ideals of the early Enlightenment thinkers, with particular emphasis on the practical struggles of the working class. The mid nineteenth to the mid twentieth centuries origin and fates of the theories of Charles Darwin and Karl Marx in this country, are seen through the ideological lenses of the various classes, groups, and individual. We get glimpses of the pracgtical objectives of the culturally influential religious revivals, social Darwinist movement, and the current "dunbing down" of the US population - al of which had (and have ) the support and/or blessings of the corporate and political elite, down through the decades. In Part II, the author presents a reappraisal, mainly by academic Marxists in the advanced capitalist ststes,of the demise of soviet socialism, and their alternatives for a non- market socialism with transparency - Democratic Participatory Socialism. It is the hope of this writer that the ideas within will seed more discussion on socialsit theory and practice.
Categories: Political Science

The Myth of the Imperial Judiciary

The Myth of the Imperial Judiciary

Judiciary thesis: that not only is the judiciary in the midst of “the culture wars” but
also it has quite blatantly allied itself with ... particularly at our leading law schools
, are—along with other members of the “knowledge class”—overwhelmingly to ...

Author: Mark Kozlowski

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814749296

Category: Law

Page: 293

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Few institutions have become as ferociously fought over in democratic politics as the courts. While political criticism of judges in this country goes back to its inception, today’s intensely ideological assault is nearly unprecedented. Spend any amount of time among the writings of contemporary right-wing critics of judicial power, and you are virtually assured of seeing repeated complaints about the “imperial judiciary.” American conservatives contend not only that judicial power has expanded dangerously in recent decades, but that liberal judges now willfully write their policy preferences into law. They raise alarms that American courts possess a degree of power incompatible with the functioning of a democratic polity. The Myth of the Imperial Judiciary explores the anti-judicial ideological trend of the American right, refuting these claims and taking a realistic look at the role of courts in our democracy to show that conservatives have a highly unrealistic conception of their power. Kozlowski first assesses the validity of the conservative view of the Founders’ intent, arguing that courts have played an assertive role in our politics since their establishment. He then considers contemporary judicial powers to show that conservatives have greatly overstated the extent to which the expansion of rights which has occurred has worked solely to the benefit of liberals. Kozlowski reveals the ways in which the claims of those on the right are often either unsupported or simply wrong. He concludes that American courts, far from imperiling our democracy or our moral fabric, stand as a bulwark against the abuse of legislative power, acting forcefully, as they have always done, to give meaning to constitutional promises.
Categories: Law

Race Class the Apartheid State

Race  Class   the Apartheid State

The significance of this is that during the 1950s the authority of the judiciary over
the executive precluded the latter from ... the above analysis is to be read to
mean ' that a definite form of state determines the nature of the struggle from
below ...

Author: Harold Wolpe

Publisher: Africa World Press

ISBN: 0865431426

Category: Political Science

Page: 118

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Categories: Political Science

OSHA and the Politics of Health Regulation

OSHA and the Politics of Health Regulation

Real gains were made, and struggle for further gains was legitimized. ...
intellectuals, “intellectuals invaded labor politics . . . they verbalized the
movement, supplied theories and slogans for it—class war ... The critical
atmosphere extended to legislatures, the judiciary, and government
bureaucracies (1942: 156), (which the ...

Author: David P. McCaffrey

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461592877

Category: Law

Page: 192

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By way of introduction to this fascinating book, let me highlight two of its many contributions. First, it is a good example of something all too rare in sociology: testing competing general theories. Most of us either try to develop or refine theories about how the social world works, and cite convenient data as support, or we select and collect data that will fit some general theoretical position. In the first case, the data playa subor dinate role-bits of evidence for our view of life. In the second, the theory plays a subordinate role-a way to make sense of the social behavior we have observed. McCaffrey's position subsumes these two. He has gathered data on an important social agency, but with an im plicit problem in mind: which of the several theories about the social world he was exposed to in graduate school would do the best job of interpreting the data? Or, we might just as well turn it around. In a graduate department such as Sociology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, there is a lively, never ending debate about the "truth" of competing perspectives on the political and social world. By selecting a data base and remaining alert to the kind of evidence each theory required, McCaffrey circumvented the usual" data for a theory" vs. "a theory for the data" dilemma that most of us live with.
Categories: Law

Winning Small Battles Losing the War

Winning Small Battles  Losing the War

A lower-class victim is more often represented as criminal (i.e., by the
conservative media and politicians, the police, the judiciary, and the “general
public”) than middle or higher-class victims. People assume he was a pibe chorro
, that he has ...

Author: Marieke Denissen

Publisher: Rozenberg Publishers

ISBN: 9789051709643

Category: Social Science

Page: 250

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Since the mid-1990s more and more Argentines have been taking to the streets to express their dissatisfaction with the growing levels of poverty, social exclusion and violence. As part of this growing trend, the Movimiento del Dolor (a social movement consisting of the family members of victims of police violence) emerged as a protest against unaccountable law enforcement practices. As a result, police violence and impunity gained a place on the societal and political agenda, and several police reforms have been enacted. This book will offer a critical discussion of the interplay among the phenomena police violence, democracy and social movements. The present volume contains an in-depth analysis of the aims and impact of the Movimiento del Dolor. This study aims to contribute to a better understanding of the ways that social movements use citizenship as frame in order to address the fault lines of their democracies. As such, the book will show the dynamics inherent in a democratizing society that is characterized, on the one hand, by an active and mobilized civil society, generally fair elections and reduced military power and, on the other hand, the continuation of police violence, impunity, lack of political legitimacy and accountability, and the co-opting of social movements.
Categories: Social Science