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The least dangerous branch? : consequences of judicial activism

Author: Stephen Powers; Stanley Rothman; Smith College. Center for the Study of Social and Political Change.
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2002.
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Explores the impact of the federal courts. The text discusses the development of constitutional law and the judiciary's impact in the public policy areas of busing, affirmative action, prison reform,  Read more...

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Powers, Stephen, 1961-
Least dangerous branch?
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2002
(OCoLC)606920267
Online version:
Powers, Stephen, 1961-
Least dangerous branch?
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2002
(OCoLC)607886077
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Powers; Stanley Rothman; Smith College. Center for the Study of Social and Political Change.
ISBN: 0275975363 9780275975364 0275975371 9780275975371
OCLC Number: 49327044
Notes: "Under the auspices of the Center for the Study of Social and Political Change, Smith College."
Description: 221 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Hamilton, Bickel, Democracy, and the Courts --
1. Hamilton's Wager and the Rise of Judicial Activism --
2. Brown, Busing, and the consequences of Desegregation --
3. Affirmative Action and the Consequences of Racial Preference --
4. Prisoners' Rights and the Consequences of Correctional Reform --
5. Mental Health and the Consequences of Deinstitutionalization --
6. The Courts and Criminal Procedure --
7. Courts, Voting Rights, and the Consequences of Racial Redistricting --
Conclusion: The Courts and Institutional Reform.
Responsibility: Stephen P. Powers and Stanley Rothman.

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