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We dissent : talking back to the Rehnquist court : eight cases that subverted civil liberties and civil rights

Author: Michael Avery
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Featuring contributions from lawyers and legal commentators who claim that during Chief Justice William Rehnquist's nineteen-year tenure, the Supreme Court failed to adequately protect civil  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Trials, litigation, etc
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Named Person: William H Rehnquist; William H Rehnquist
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Avery
ISBN: 9780814707234 0814707238
OCLC Number: 227930983
Description: viii, 237 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Alden v. Maine : sovereign immunity --
a vestige of monarchy inconsistent with democratic values / Erwin Chemerinsky --
Arkansas Educational Television Commission v. Forbes : betraying freedom of political expression and undermining democracy / Jamin Raskin --
Cuyahoga Falls v. Buckeye : the Supreme Court's "intent doctrine" --
undermining viable discrimination claims and remedies for people of color / Eva Paterson and Susan Kiyomi Serrano --
United States v. Whren : The Fourth Amendment problem with pretextual traffic stops / Tracey Maclin --
County Of Sacramento v. Lewis : protecting life and liberty under the Constitution --
reckless indifference to life does not shock the conscience of the Supreme Court / Michael Avery --
Chavez v. Martinez : the court fails to hold that interrogation by means of torture is unconstitutional / Marjorie Cohn --
Saucier v. Katz : qualified immunity as a doctrine of dilution of constitutional rights / David Rudovsky --
Strickland v. Washington : gutting Gideon and providing cover for incompetent counsel / Abbe Smith.
Responsibility: edited by Michael Avery.
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"We Dissent boldly takes the Constitution back from the Rehnquist Court that has reneged on its promises, and eloquently shows us what the Constitution can be at its best - a progressive guardian of Read more...

 
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