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First Principles

The Jurisprudence of Clarence Thomas

Author: Scott Douglas Gerber

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 081473099X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 281

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"...An excellent and balanced review of the justice's first years on the Court." (National Review) The paperback edition includes a provocative new Afterword by the author bringing the book up to date by assessing Justice Thomas's performance, and the reaction to his decisions, during the last five years.

The American Judicial Tradition

Profiles of Leading American Judges

Author: G. Edward White

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195139631

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 592

View: 4107

Previous editions published : 1988 (expanded), 1976 (1st).

Supreme Court Justices

A Biographical Dictionary

Author: Timothy L. Hall

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438108176

Category: Judges

Page: 566

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Presents an alphabetical listing of Supreme Court justices with a short biography on each person.

Say It Plain

A Century of Great African American Speeches

Author: Catherine Ellis,Stephen Smith

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1595587438

Category: Social Science

Page: 254

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Say It Plain is a vivid, moving portrait of how black Americans have sounded the charge against injustice, exhorting the country to live up to its democratic principles. In “full-throated public oratory, the kind that can stir the soul” (Minneapolis Star Tribune), this unique anthology collects the transcribed speeches of the twentieth century’s leading African American cultural, literary, and political figures, many of them never before available in printed form. From an 1895 speech by Booker T. Washington to Julian Bond’s harp assessment of school segregation on the fiftieth anniversary of Brown v. Board in 2004, the collection captures a powerful tradition of oratory—by political activists, civil rights organizers, celebrities, and religious leaders—going back more than a century. The paperback edition includes the text of each speech along with an introduction placing it in its historical context. Say It Plain is a remarkable historical record—from the back-to-Africa movement to the civil rights era and the rise of black nationalism and beyond—riveting in its power to convey the black freedom struggle.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Volume 10: Law and Politics

Author: James W. Ely Jr.,Bradley G. Bond

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469616742

Category: Reference

Page: 456

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Volume 10 of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture combines two of the sections from the original edition, adding extensive updates and 53 entirely new articles. In the law section of this volume, 16 longer essays address broad concepts ranging from law schools to family law, from labor relations to school prayer. The 43 topical entries focus on specific legal cases and individuals, including historical legal professionals, parties from landmark cases, and even the fictional character Atticus Finch, highlighting the roles these individuals have played in shaping the identity of the region. The politics section includes 34 essays on matters such as Reconstruction, social class and politics, and immigration policy. New essays reflect the changing nature of southern politics, away from the one-party system long known as the "solid South" to the lively two-party politics now in play in the region. Seventy shorter topical entries cover individual politicians, political thinkers, and activists who have made significant contributions to the shaping of southern politics.

First Things

A Monthly Journal of Religion and Public Life

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion and sociology

Page: N.A

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Almanac of the Federal Judiciary

Author: Aspen Publishers Editorial

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: 9780735568891

Category: Law

Page: 2130

View: 5963

The Almanac of the Federal Judiciary has built its considerable reputation by providing balanced, responsible judicial profiles of every federal judge and all the key bankruptcy judges and magistrate judges -- profiles that include reliable inside information based on interviews with lawyers who have argued cases before the federal judiciary. Containing valuable, hard-to-find material on every federal trial judge and appellate judge in the nation, this unique resource includes: Each judge's academic and professional background, experience on the bench, noteworthy rulings, and media coverage Candid, revealing commentary by lawyers, based on first-hand experiences before their local federal judges Helpful tips for your litigating team in shaping case strategy Important insights into each judge's style, demeanor, knowledge, and management of courtroom proceedings And continuing in-depth research, with semiannual updates. The Almanac of the Federal Judiciary is divided into two volumes: Volume 1: District Magistrates and Bankruptcy Judges Volume 2: Circuit Judges

The Real Clarence Thomas

Confirmation Veracity Meets Performance Reality

Author: Christopher E. Smith,Joyce A. Baugh

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 235

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Justice Clarence Thomas is a controversial figure on the U.S. Supreme Court because of sexual harassment allegations raised against him during his 1991 Senate confirmation hearings. This study avoids unanswerable questions about Thomas's past by making a straightforward comparison of his confirmation testimony about his judicial philosophy against his subsequent judicial opinions. This comparison raises serious questions about Thomas's truthfulness during his sworn testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Because the legitimacy of the courts depends on the integrity of the judges, the authors argue for increased consideration of impeachment if significant evidence indicates that judicial nominees intentionally deceived the Senate and the public about their views on law and public policy.

Almanac of the Federal Judiciary

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Judges

Page: N.A

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Delaware Lawyer

A Publication of Delaware Bar Foundation

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bar associations

Page: N.A

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Ideas on Liberty

Author: Sheldon L. Richman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Libertarianism

Page: N.A

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Texas Journal on Civil Liberties & Civil Rights

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Civil rights

Page: N.A

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Biographical encyclopedia of the Supreme Court

the lives and legal philosophies of the justices

Author: Melvin I. Urofsky

Publisher: Cq Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 666

View: 5806

The recent dramatic shift in makeup of the U.S. Supreme Court has led to great interest in the rulings and legal opinions of its justices. Now, CQ Press brings you a comprehensive volume that analyzes the lives and legal philosophies of all past and present justices of the Court. Biographical Encyclopedia of the Supreme includes signed essays profiling the men and women who have served and are serving on the U.S. Supreme Court. This one-of-a-kind reference includes not only important biographical information, but also in-depth details of the legal contributions made by the men and women of the nation's highest bench. Keeping up with the recent changes to the Court, this volume includes up-to-date profiles of all current justices. New essays profile Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito. Justices are arranged in an easy-to-use alphabetical format. Each essay is prefaced with key biographical information for each justice such as: - Birth and death dates - Date of nomination of the Court - The name of president who nominated the justice - The date he or she was seated - Date range of service on the Court Within each essay, written by a top legal expert, scholar, or journalist, Biographical Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court provides facts and context along with analysis of the opinions and legal philosophies for each justice. This new volume is an updated edition of The Supreme Court Justices: A Biographical Dictionary (1994). It will prove to be a valuable resource for academic, community college, law school, and public libraries.

A Distinct Judicial Power

The Origins of an Independent Judiciary, 1606-1787

Author: Scott Douglas Gerber

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019978096X

Category: Law

Page: 440

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A Distinct Judicial Power: The Origins of an Independent Judiciary, 1606-1787, by Scott Douglas Gerber, provides the first comprehensive critical analysis of the origins of judicial independence in the United States. Part I examines the political theory of an independent judiciary. Gerber begins chapter 1 by tracing the intellectual origins of a distinct judicial power from Aristotle's theory of a mixed constitution to John Adams's modifications of Montesquieu. Chapter 2 describes the debates during the framing and ratification of the federal Constitution regarding the independence of the federal judiciary. Part II, the bulk of the book, chronicles how each of the original thirteen states and their colonial antecedents treated their respective judiciaries. This portion, presented in thirteen separate chapters, brings together a wealth of information (charters, instructions, statutes, etc.) about the judicial power between 1606 and 1787, and sometimes beyond. Part III, the concluding segment, explores the influence the colonial and early state experiences had on the federal model that followed and on the nature of the regime itself. It explains how the political theory of an independent judiciary examined in Part I, and the various experiences of the original thirteen states and their colonial antecedents chronicled in Part II, culminated in Article III of the U.S. Constitution. It also explains how the principle of judicial independence embodied by Article III made the doctrine of judicial review possible, and committed that doctrine to the protection of individual rights.

Mr. Justice

Author: Scott Douglas Gerber

Publisher: Sunbury PressInc

ISBN: 9781934597354

Category: Fiction

Page: 298

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The election of the first African American president of the United States has awakened the Ku Klux Klan from a long slumber. The Supreme Court has been asked to reconsider its most racially-charged decision of the decade by the president's main political rival. That rival harbors a deep, dark secret ... a secret that only the nation's highest court can expose.And Peter McDonald, the recently widowed law professor the president has nominated to the Court, is in for the fight of his life ... From the power politics that drive the nation's capital, to the racial hatred that fuels the KKK, Mr. Justice is a rocket-paced legal thriller about two worlds on a deadly collision course.

The Declaration of Independence

origins and impact

Author: Scott Douglas Gerber

Publisher: Cq Pr

ISBN: 9781568027050

Category: History

Page: 347

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The new reference series, Landmark Events in U.S. History, uses both contributed essays from eminent scholars and excerpts of primary source documents with explanatory headnotes to focus on critical events in American political history and explains how it came about and why it continues to play such a vital role in the history and political evolution of the United States. The first three books in the series are Marbury versus Madison, The Louisiana Purchase, and Declaration of Independence. The Declaration of Independence remains one of the most valued and sacred political documents in American history. It has been and continues to be cited by emerging democracies, Supreme Court justices, and in political debates ranging from states' rights to equal rights. Through documents and analytical essays, Declaration of Independence will explain the: -- founding of the nation and its role in the crafting and interpretation of the Constitution and Bill of Rights -- how historical figures like Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., and Malcolm X used the spirit of the document to advance their causes -- how Native Americans and women influenced and were influenced by the Declaration -- how the three branches of government -- the president, Congress, and the Supreme Court -- have used the Declaration of Independence as a means to advance political agenda.

Speaking Truth to Power

Author: Anita Hill

Publisher: Doubleday Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 374

View: 1763

Six years after her testimony during Senate hearings to confirm Clarence Thomas's appointment to the Supreme Court, the author reveals how her stunning charges of sexual harassment against her former employer changed her life. 150,000 first printing. Tour.

The Oxford companion to the Supreme Court of the United States

Author: Kermit Hall,James W. Ely,Joel B. Grossman

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 1239

View: 6464

The second edition of this authoritative guide on the impact of the Supreme Court's decisions on American society includes updated entries on key cases over the past thirteen years, as well as a fully revised treatment of areas of constitutional law.

The Law Clerk

A Novel

Author: Scott Douglas Gerber

Publisher: Kent State University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 266

View: 9763

An explosive novel by a former law clerk to a federal judge, The Law Clerk combines the insider feel of today's most exciting fiction with insights into one of the most pressing social issues of the day: the impact of pornography. horizons, he accepts a prestigious clerkship with a federal judge in Providence, Rhode Island. He quickly finds himself both falling in love with a beautiful young woman he meets at the courthouse and working on the case of the decade in New England: the obscenity trial of Joey Mancini, the son of a Mafia boss. And as Sam is about to find out, one thing has everything to do with the other.

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