Before Roe V Wade

Author: Reva B. Siegel
ISBN: 0615648215
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Abortion

"As the landmark Roe v. Wade decision reaches its 40th anniversary, abortion remains a polarizing topic on America's legal and political landscape. Blending history, culture, and law, Before Roe v. Wade eplores the roots of the conflict, recovering through original documents and first-hand accounts the voices on both sides that helped shape the climate in which the Supreme Court ruled. Originally published in 2010, this new edition includes a new Afterword that explores what the history of conflict before Roe teaches us about the abortion conflict we live with today. Examining the role of social movements and political parties, the authors cast new light on a pivotal chapter in American history and suggest how Roe v. Wade, the case, because Roe v. Wade, the symbol. "--Cover, p. 4.

The American Supreme Court Sixth Edition

Author: Robert G. McCloskey
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226296920
Release Date: 2016-05-02
Genre: History

For more than fifty years, Robert G. McCloskey’s classic work on the Supreme Court’s role in constructing the US Constitution has introduced generations of students to the workings of our nation’s highest court. As in prior editions, McCloskey’s original text remains unchanged. In his historical interpretation, he argues that the strength of the Court has always been its sensitivity to the changing political scene, as well as its reluctance to stray too far from the main currents of public sentiment. In this new edition, Sanford Levinson extends McCloskey’s magisterial treatment to address developments since the 2010 election, including the Supreme Court’s decisions regarding the Defense of Marriage Act, the Affordable Care Act, and gay marriage. The best and most concise account of the Supreme Court and its place in American politics, McCloskey's wonderfully readable book is an essential guide to the past, present, and future prospects of this institution.

Living Originalism

Author: Jack M. Balkin
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674063037
Release Date: 2011-11-29
Genre: Law

Originalism and living constitutionalism, often seen as opposing views, are not in conflict. So argues Jack Balkin, a leading constitutional scholar, in this long-awaited book. Step by step, Balkin shows how both liberals and conservatives play important roles in constitutional construction, and offers a way past the angry polemics of our era.

Processes of Constitutional Decisionmaking

Author: Paul Brest
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454829119
Release Date: 2014-10-10
Genre: Law

Extraordinary team of authors traces the historical, political, and social development of constitutional law. Considers constitutional questions in a broad historical context, with cutting-edge insights from contemporary scholars. Updated to include all new developments in the field. Delivers strong chapters on the constitutional treatment of sex equality, race, civil rights, separation of powers, and federalism. Features: Coverage of the Health Care Case (NFIB v.Sebelius) and Shelby County v. Holder New materials on sexual orientation, race, and gender. Completely revised materials on sexual autonomy and abortion. Coverage of Second Amendment rights. Coverage of new developments in executive power and national security law. Increased coverage of the history of important political and social movements and their effects on American constitutional development. Expansion of the rich historical materials for which the casebook is famous--including new materials on the formation of the Constitution, the early Republic, the legislative history of the Fourteenth Amendment, the Gilded Age, and the constitutional struggle over the New Deal

The U S Supreme Court A Very Short Introduction

Author: Linda Greenhouse
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199921270
Release Date: 2012-02-13
Genre: Law

For thirty years, Linda Greenhouse, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The U.S. Supreme Court: A Very Short Introduction, chronicled the activities of the justices as the Supreme Court correspondent for the New York Times. In this concise volume, she draws on her deep knowledge of the court's history as well as of its written and unwritten rules to show the reader how the Supreme Court really works.

Doctors and Demonstrators

Author: Drew Halfmann
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226313443
Release Date: 2011-07-15
Genre: Social Science

Since Roe v. Wade, abortion has continued to be a divisive political issue in the United States. In contrast, it has remained primarily a medical issue in Britain and Canada despite the countries’ shared heritage. Doctors and Demonstrators looks beyond simplistic cultural or religious explanations to find out why abortion politics and policies differ so dramatically in these otherwise similar countries. Drew Halfmann argues that political institutions are the key. In the United States, federalism, judicial review, and a private health care system contributed to the public definition of abortion as an individual right rather than a medical necessity. Meanwhile, Halfmann explains, the porous structure of American political parties gave pro-choice and pro-life groups the opportunity to move the issue onto the political agenda. A groundbreaking study of the complex legal and political factors behind the evolution of abortion policy, Doctors and Demonstrators will be vital for anyone trying to understand this contentious issue.

Die Selbstsucht der anderen

Author: Kristin Dombek
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 9783518748787
Release Date: 2016-11-14
Genre: Political Science

Man gibt den Namen eines beliebigen Prominenten in eine Suchmaschine ein, fügt ein N und ein A hinzu, und schon hat man die Diagnose: Narzissmus! Donald Trump leidet darunter, Mark Zuckerberg auch, Cristiano Ronaldo sowieso. Der Vorwurf ist so allgegenwärtig, dass man meinen könnte, »Narzisst« sei nur noch ein Synonym für »Idiot«. Kristin Dombek nimmt diese Unschärfe zum Anlass, sich durch die expandierende »Narzisssphäre« zu klicken, Diagnosehandbücher zu wälzen, Ovid und Knausgård zu lesen. Sie dekonstruiert den Hype um die vermeintliche Selbstsuchtepidemie und fügt der Liste der Persönlichkeitsstörungen eine weitere hinzu: Wenn Sie glauben, Sie seien von Egoisten umgeben, die Sie hemmungslos ausnutzen wollen, leiden möglicherweise Sie an Narziphobie. »Ich habe dieses Buch an einem Tag gelesen – völlig gebannt, sogar blind für mein eigenes Spiegelbild in den dunklen U-Bahn-Fenstern – und ich war dankbar dafür, dass es so fesselnd war, den ich spürte sogar schon die Ungeduld derjenigen, denen ich das Buch leihen wollte. Kristin Dombek hat ihr ganz eigenes Seelen-Abhörgerät entwickelt, ein präzises Instrument von rücksichtsvoller Neugier.« Leslie Jamison, Autorin von Die Empathie-Tests »Wie fühlt es sich an, in unserer Zeit zu leben? Diese grundsätzliche und vielbehandelte Frage muss man Kristin Dombek stellen, einer der besonnensten und schlausten Autorinnen, die heutzutage schreiben. Ihre Werke sind scharfsinnig, bedeutungsvoll und unvergleichlich. Mit ihrem Buch über Selbstsucht hat sie uns allen etwas Gutes getan – dafür kann man ihr dankbar sein.« Elif Batuman »Die Selbstsucht der anderen ist das eigenartigste und tollste Buch, das ich in diesem Jahr gelesen habe. Mit hellseherischer Klarheit schreibt sie von Liebe, Hass, dem Internet, Psychologie, Egoismus. Eine Tour de Force und ein Meisterstück humorvollen Intellekts.« Mark Greif

Formed From This Soil

Author: Thomas S. Bremer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118323540
Release Date: 2014-10-10
Genre: Religion

Formed from This Soil offers a complete history of religion in America that centers on the diversity of sacred traditions and practices that have existed in the country from its earliest days. Organized chronologically starting with the earliest Europeans searching for new routes to Asia, through to the global context of post-9/11 America of the 21st century Includes discussion of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic class, political affiliations, and other elements of individual and collective identity Incorporates recent scholarship for a nuanced history that goes beyond simple explanations of America as a Protestant society Discusses diverse beliefs and practices that originated in the Americas as well as those that came from Europe, Asia, and Africa Pedagogical features include numerous visual images; sidebars with specialized topics and interpretive themes; discussion questions for each chapter; a glossary of common terms; and lists of relevant resources to broaden student learning