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xiv, 390 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Reform, repeal, religion and reaction
  • Conflict constitutionalized : the years before Roe
  • Speaking to the court
  • Afterword.
"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 explores 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.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-372-01, LAW-372-01
xii, 254 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • The creation of an infrastructure for conservative legal advocacy
  • Divided constituencies and their lawyers
  • Professional identity
  • How much common ground?
  • Mediator organizations : the Heritage Foundation and the Federalist Society
  • What's law got to do with it?
A timely and multifaceted portrait of the lawyers who serve the diverse constituencies of the conservative movement, "Lawyers of the Right" explains what unites and divides lawyers for the three major groups - social conservatives, libertarians, and business advocates - that have coalesced in recent decades behind the Republican Party.Drawing on in-depth interviews with more than seventy lawyers who represent conservative and libertarian nonprofit organizations, Ann Southworth explores their values and identities and traces the implications of their shared interest in promoting political strategies that give lawyers leading roles. She goes on to illuminate the function of mediator organizations - such as the Heritage Foundation and the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy - that have succeeded in promoting cooperation among different factions of conservative lawyers. Such cooperation, she finds, has aided efforts to drive law and the legal profession politically rightward and to give lawyers greater prominence in the conservative movement. Southworth concludes, though, that tensions between the conservative law movement's elite and populist elements may ultimately lead to its undoing.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226768342 20160528
Law Library (Crown)
xi, 339 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Acknowledgments ix Introduction 1 Chapter 1. Political Competition, Legal Change, and the New American State 6 Chapter 2. The Rise of the Liberal Legal Network 22 Chapter 3. Conservative Public Interest Law I: Mistakes Made 58 Chapter 4. Law and Economics I: Out of the Wilderness 90 Chapter 5. The Federalist Society: Counter-Networking 135 Chapter 6. Law and Economics II: Institutionalization 181 Chapter 7. Conservative Public Interest Law II: Lessons Learned 220 Conclusion 265 Appendix Interviews 283 Notes 287 Index 331.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691122083 20160528
Starting in the 1970s, conservatives learned that electoral victory did not easily convert into a reversal of important liberal accomplishments, especially in the law. As a result, conservatives' mobilizing efforts increasingly turned to law schools, professional networks, public interest groups, and the judiciary - areas traditionally controlled by liberals. Drawing from internal documents, as well as interviews with key conservative figures, "The Rise of the Conservative Legal Movement" examines this sometimes fitful, and still only partially successful, conservative challenge to liberal domination of the law and American legal institutions. Unlike accounts that depict the conservatives as fiendishly skilled, "The Rise of the Conservative Legal Movement" reveals the formidable challenges that conservatives faced in competing with legal liberalism.Steven Teles explores how conservative mobilization was shaped by the legal profession, the legacy of the liberal movement, and the difficulties in matching strategic opportunities with effective organizational responses. He explains how foundations and groups promoting conservative ideas built a network designed to dislodge legal liberalism from American elite institutions. And he portrays the reality, not of a grand strategy masterfully pursued, but of individuals and political entrepreneurs learning from trial and error. Using previously unavailable materials from the Olin Foundation, Federalist Society, Center for Individual Rights, Institute for Justice, and Law and Economics Center, "The Rise of the Conservative Legal Movement" provides an unprecedented look at the inner life of the conservative movement. Lawyers, historians, sociologists, political scientists, and activists seeking to learn from the conservative experience in the law will find it compelling reading.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691122083 20160528
Law Library (Crown)