Pillars of Justice

Lawyers and the Liberal Tradition

Author: Owen Fiss

Publisher: Harvard University Press

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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The constitutional theorist Owen Fiss explores the purpose and possibilities of life in the law through a moving account of thirteen lawyers who shaped the legal world during the past half century. He tries to identify the unique qualities of mind and character that made these individuals so important to the institutions and principles they served.

The Search for Justice

Lawyers in the Civil Rights Revolution, 1950-1975

Author: Peter Charles Hoffer

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 388

Introduction: Lawyering in the civil rights era -- Prologue: the long night of Jim Crow -- The road to Sweatt v. Painter -- Brown v. Board of Education -- Making the case for segregation -- They had a dream -- Whose victory? Whose defeat? -- Legal academics and civil rights lawyering -- Conclusion: Politics or law? Legacies of lawyering in the civil rights era

Supreme Court Review, 2017

Author: Dennis J. Hutchinson

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

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Category: Law

Page: 400

View: 873

Since it first appeared in 1960, The Supreme Court Review (SCR) has won acclaim for providing a sustained and authoritative survey of the implications of the Court's most significant decisions. SCR 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. SCR is written by and for legal academics, judges, political scientists, journalists, historians, economists, policy planners, and sociologists.

The Supreme Court Review, 2018

Author: David A. Strauss

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN:

Category: Law

Page: 400

View: 419

Since it first appeared in 1960, The Supreme Court Review (SCR) has won acclaim for providing a sustained and authoritative survey of the implications of the Court's most significant decisions. SCR 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. SCR is written by and for legal academics, judges, political scientists, journalists, historians, economists, policy planners, and sociologists. This year’s volume features prominent scholars assessing major legal events, including: Mark Tushnet on President Trump’s “Muslim Ban” Kate Andrias on Union Fees in the Public Sector Cass R. Sunstein on Chevron without Chevron Tracey Maclin on the Fourth Amendment and Unauthorized Drivers Frederick Schauer on Precedent Pamela Karlan on Gay Equality and Racial Equality Randall Kennedy on Palmer v. Thompson Lisa Marshall Manheim and Elizabeth G. Porter on Voter Suppression Melissa Murray on Masterpiece Cakeshop Vikram David Amar on Commandeering Laura K. Donohue on Carpenter, Precedent, and Originalism Evan Caminker on Carpenter and Stability

Law and Politics of Constitutional Courts

Indonesia and the Search for Judicial Heroes

Author: Stefanus Hendrianto

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Law

Page: 292

View: 243

This book critically evaluates different models of judicial leadership in Indonesia to examine the impact that individual chief justices can have on the development of constitutional courts. It explores the importance of this leadership as a factor explaining the dynamic of judicial power. Drawing on an Aristotelean model of heroism and the established idea of judicial heroes to explore the types of leadership that judges can exercise, it illustrates how Indonesia’s recent experience offers a stark contrast between the different models. First, a prudential-minimalist heroic chief justice who knows how to enhance the Court’s authority while fortifying the Court’s status by playing a minimalist role in policy areas. Second, a bold and aggressive heroic chief justice, employing an ambitious constitutional interpretation. The third model is a soldier-type chief justice, who portrays himself as a subordinate of the Executive and Legislature. Contrary perhaps to expectations, the book’s findings show a more cautious initial approach to be the most effective. The experience of Indonesia clearly illustrates the importance of heroic judicial leadership and how the approach chosen by a court can have serious consequences for its success. This book will be a valuable resource for those interested in the law and politics of Indonesia, comparative constitutional law, and comparative judicial politics.

Islam and justice

debating the future of human rights in the Middle East and North Africa

Author: Lawyers Committee for Human Rights (U.S.)

Publisher: Human Rights First

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Category: Political Science

Page: 178

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Defining Islam for the Egyptian State

Muftis and Fatwas of the Dār Al-Iftā

Author: Jakob Skovgaard-Petersen

Publisher: BRILL

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Category: Social Science

Page: 420

View: 658

The important issue of state-religion relationship in the Middle East is investigated through a sophisticated analysis of state fatwas and of the public and institutional role of the Egyptian State Mufti from 1895 to present.

Annual Report

Author: American Historical Association

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Category: Historiography

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