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Tushnet, Mark V. 1945-

Works: 204 works in 657 publications in 4 languages and 30,847 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor, Author of introduction, edc, Other, Contributor
Classifications: KF4550, 347.7326
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Publications about Mark V Tushnet
Publications by Mark V Tushnet
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Most widely held works by Mark V Tushnet
Making civil rights law : Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court, 1936-1961 by Mark V Tushnet( Book )
27 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and Chinese and held by 1,331 libraries worldwide
From the 1930s to the early 1960s civil rights law was made primarily through constitutional litigation. Before Rosa Parks could ignite a Montgomery Bus Boycott, the Supreme Court had to strike down the Alabama law which made segregated bus service required by law; before Martin Luther King could march on Selma to register voters, the Supreme Court had to find unconstitutional the Southern Democratic Party's exclusion of African-Americans; and before the March on Washington and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Supreme Court had to strike down the laws allowing for the segregation of public graduate schools, colleges, high schools, and grade schools
Out of range : why the Constitution can't end the battle over guns by Mark V Tushnet( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,313 libraries worldwide
In this volume the authopr, a legal scholar offers a study of the debate over the Second Amendment that looks at the continuing battle over gun control, with an analysis of different elements of the Second Amendment and constitutional arguments over them. Few constitutional disputes maintain as powerful a grip on the public mind as the battle over the Second Amendment. The National Rifle Association and gun control groups struggle unceasingly over a piece of the political landscape that no candidate for the presidency, and few for Congress, can afford to ignore. But who is right? Will it ever be possible to settle the argument? The author brings to this book a deep expertise in the Constitution, the Supreme Court, and the role of the law in American life. He breaks down the different positions on the Second Amendment, showing that it is a mistake to stereotype them. He finds the constitutional arguments finely balanced, which is one reason the debate has raged for so long. Along the way, he examines various experiments in public policy, from both sides, and finds little clear evidence for the practical effectiveness of any approach to gun safety and prosecution. Of course, he notes, most advocates of the right to keep and bear arms agree that it should be subject to reasonable regulation. Ultimately, he argues, our view of the Second Amendment reflects our sense of ourselves as a people. The answer to the debate will not be found in any holy writ, but in our values and our vision of the nation. This examination offers a guide to both sides of the argument, pointing the way to solutions that could calm, if not settle, this bitter dispute
A Court divided : the Rehnquist court and the future of constitutional law by Mark V Tushnet( Book )
12 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,178 libraries worldwide
"The dramas of the Court - both intellectual and personal - have turned on and determined the most important cases of our time: gay rights, abortion, affirmative action, crime, hate speech, advertising, and big business. They have resulted in the undoing of legislation that characterized the New Deal and had seemed unassailable for a half-century. Here, Mark Tushnet both provides a clear and accessible history of the nation's last half-century under the rule of law and shows why the next half-century and more depends on the next Court appointments."--Jacket
The NAACP's legal strategy against segregated education, 1925-1950 by Mark V Tushnet( Book )
25 editions published between 1900 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,130 libraries worldwide
"The NAACP's fight against segregated education - the first public interest litigation campaign - culminated in the 1954 Brown decision. While touching on the general social, political, and economic climate in which the NAACP acted, Mark V. Tushnet emphasizes the internal workings of the organization as revealed in its own documents. He argues that the dedication and political and legal skills of staff members such as Walter White, Charles Hamilton Houston, and Thurgood Marshall were responsible for the ultimate success of public interest law. This edition contains a new epilogue by the author that addresses general questions of litigation strategy, the contested question of whether the Brown decision mattered, and the legacy of Brown through the Burger and Rehnquist courts."--Jacket
Thurgood Marshall : his speeches, writings, arguments, opinions, and reminiscences by Thurgood Marshall( Book )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,005 libraries worldwide
Profiles the life and works of Thurgood Marshall, with his speeches, writings, arguments, opinions and reminiscences
Making constitutional law : Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court, 1961-1991 by Mark V Tushnet( Book )
14 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 997 libraries worldwide
This book, the first to fully utilize the papers of Justices Marshall and William J. Brennan, describes Marshall's approach to constitutional law in areas ranging from civil rights and the death penalty to abortion and affirmative action. Tushnet, who served as a law clerk for Marshall in the early 197Os, gives ample attention to the Court's operations during Marshall's tenure, the relations among the judges, and the particular roles played by Chief Justice Warren Burger, Justice Brennan, and Justice Antonin Scalia
Red, white, and blue : a critical analysis of constitutional law by Mark V Tushnet( Book )
16 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and held by 837 libraries worldwide
"The first paperback edition of a classic of American constitutional theory. The book is divided into two parts. In Part I Professor Tushnet appraises the five major competing "grand theories" of constitutional law and interpretation, and, argues that none of them satisfy their own requirements for coherence and judicial constraint. In Part II the author offers a descriptive sociology of constitutional doctrine and raises critical questions as to whether a grand theory is necessary, is it possible to construct a coherent, useful grand theory, and is construction of an uncontroversial grand theory possible? Professor Tushnet's new Afterword is organized in parallel fashion to the original text. Part I offers a new survey of the contemporary terrain of constitutional interpretation. Part II provides an extended discussion of the most prominent of contemporary efforts to provide an external analysis of constitutional law, the idea of regime politics. This includes discussion of major court decisions, including Bush v. Gore and Citizens United"--
The death penalty by Mark V Tushnet( Book )
6 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 797 libraries worldwide
The author, a constitutional scholar, examines the way the Supreme Court has dealt with the death penalty from the eighteenth century to the end of the twentieth century
The constitution in wartime : beyond alarmism and complacency ( Book )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 783 libraries worldwide
Essays by leading constitutional scholars on the relationship between war powers and the Constitution in general and in the aftermath of September 11th
The American law of slavery, 1810-1860 : considerations of humanity and interest by Mark V Tushnet( Book )
18 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 775 libraries worldwide
Taking the Constitution away from the courts by Mark V Tushnet( Book )
27 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 770 libraries worldwide
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The Constitution of the United States of America : a contextual analysis by Mark V Tushnet( Book )
24 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 746 libraries worldwide
This book provides a critical introduction to the history and current meaning of the United States' Constitution. It is organised around two themes: Firstly, the U.S. Constitution is old, short, and difficult to amend. These characteristics have made constitutional 'interpretation', especially by the U.S. Supreme Court, the primary mechanism for adapting the Constitution to ever-changing reality. Secondly, the Constitution creates a structure of political opportunities that allows political actors, including political parties, to pursue the preferred policy goals even to the point of altering the very structure of politics. Politics, that is, often gives meaning to the Constitution. Deploying these themes to examine the structure of the national government, federalism, judicial review, and individual rights, the book provides basic information about, and deeper insights into, the way the U.S. constitutional system has developed and what it means today
The Warren court in historical and political perspective ( Book )
8 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 744 libraries worldwide
The new constitutional order by Mark V Tushnet( Book )
23 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 656 libraries worldwide
The 1990s has seen a new constitutional order replace the 60-year-old "New Deal" in the US argues Mark Tushnet. This is characterised, he says, by divided government, ideologically organised parties and chastened constitutional ambition
Weak courts, strong rights : judicial review and social welfare rights in comparative constitutional law by Mark V Tushnet( Book )
18 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 652 libraries worldwide
Unlike many other countries, the United States has few constitutional guarantees of social welfare rights such as income, housing, or healthcare. In part this is because many Americans believe that the courts cannot possibly enforce such guarantees. However, recent innovations in constitutional design in other countries suggest that such rights can be judicially enforced - not by increasing the power of the courts but by decreasing it. In "Weak Courts, Strong Rights", Mark Tushnet uses a comparative legal perspective to show how creating weaker forms of judicial review may actually allow for stronger social welfare rights under American constitutional law. Under "strong-form" judicial review, as in the United States, judicial interpretations of the constitution are binding on other branches of government.In contrast, "weak-form" review allows the legislature and executive to reject constitutional rulings by the judiciary - as long as they do so publicly. Tushnet describes how weak-form review works in Great Britain and Canada and discusses the extent to which legislatures can be expected to enforce constitutional norms on their own.With that background, he turns to social welfare rights, explaining the connection between the "state action" or "horizontal effect" doctrine and the enforcement of social welfare rights. Tushnet then draws together the analysis of weak-form review and that of social welfare rights, explaining how weak-form review could be used to enforce those rights. He demonstrates that there is a clear judicial path - not an insurmountable judicial hurdle - to better enforcement of constitutional social welfare rights
Why the Constitution matters by Mark V Tushnet( Book )
14 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 650 libraries worldwide
"Mark Tushnet has written a profoundly important and illuminating book in a wonderfully conversational style. It deserves to be read by scholars, students, and citizens alike who wish to learn what difference it might truly make that we conduct our politics under the aegis of the Constitution."--Sanford Levinson, author of Our Undemocratic Constitution --Book Jacket
In the balance : law and politics on the Roberts Court by Mark V Tushnet( Book )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 622 libraries worldwide
Examines the initial years of the Roberts Court, covering the legal philosophies that have informed decisions on such major cases as the Affordable Care Act, the political structures behind appointments, and the struggle for dominance of the Court
I dissent : great opposing opinions in landmark Supreme Court cases by Stephen Greenhorn( Book )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 533 libraries worldwide
American history can be traced in part through the words of the majority decisions in landmark Supreme Court cases. Now, for the first time, one of the most distinguished Supreme Court scholars has gathered famous dissents as he considers a provocative question: how might our history appear now if these cases in the highest court in the country had turned out differently? The surprising answer Tushnet offers: not all that different. Tushnet introduces and explains sixteen influential cases from throughout the Court's history, putting them into political context and offering a sense of what could have developed if the dissents were instead the majority opinions. Ultimately, Tushnet demonstrates that the words of Supreme Court justices are only one piece of a larger puzzle that defines what the Constitution means to us. We should not value their opinions over other pieces, such as social movements, politics, economics, and more. Written in accessible and lively language, edited with a lay readership in mind, I Dissent offers an invaluable collection for anyone interested in American history and how we define constitutional rights. By placing the Supreme Court back into the framework of the government rather than viewing it as a near-sacred body issuing final decisions that cannot be questioned, Tushnet provides a radically fresh view of the judiciary and a new approach to reading the overlooked writings of major contentious figures from throughout American history
The Oxford handbook of legal studies ( Book )
21 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 516 libraries worldwide
It will provide everyone interested in scholarship about law with a widely accessible overview of the state and future direction of legal scholarship
Global perspectives on constitutional law by Mark V Tushnet( Book )
15 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 263 libraries worldwide
An ideal supplement for professors who wish to incorporate comparative law into their constitutional law courses, Global Perspectives on Constitutional Law introduces students to the various ways that nations other than the United States resolve contemporary constitutional questions. Covering both structural issues and individual rights, the book offers a wide but select range of readings on interesting constitutional issues in sixteen accessible chapters. Each brief chapter presents foreign case materials on a particular constitutional topic along with notes and questions that further illuminate the comparisons between U.S. constitutional law and that of other nations. Featuring selections by expert contributors from a variety of ideological and demographic backgrounds, the volume is designed to encourage students to reexamine and deepen their understanding of U.S. constitutional law in light of the alternatives offered by other systems. Features *Modular design of chapters allows instructors to pick and choose which topics they use for comparative study *Brief chapters can be easily integrated into relevant class discussions *Chapters authored by top constitutional law scholars who frame the cases with introductory and concluding comments *Covers a broad range of contemporary constitutional issues including property rights, abortion rights, regulation of hate speech, regulation of campaign finance, and religious freedom
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Mark Tushnet Amerikaans jurist
Mark Tushnet US-amerikanischer Jurist, Hochschullehrer und Bürgerrechtler
Tushnet, M. 1945-
Tushnet, Mark.
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Tushnet, Mark V.
Tushnet, Mark V. 1945-
Tushnet, Mark Victor 1945-
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Chinese (7)
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