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p. 967-1241 ; 26 cm.
  • Foreword : constitutionalism and the poor / Mark S. Kende
  • Dandridge v. Williams Redux : a look back from the twenty-first century / Peter Edelman
  • Poverty in liberalism : a comment on the constitutional essentials / Frank I. Michelman
  • Whither the canaries : on the exclusion of poor people from equal constitutional protection / Julie A. Nice
  • Constitutionalism and the extreme poor : neo-Dred Scott and the contemporary "discrete and insular minorities" / john a. powell
  • Occupy Pennsylvania avenue : how the government's unconstitutional actions hurt the 99% / Ilya Shapiro & Carl G. DeNigris
  • The Iowa judiciary, funding, and the poor / Mark S. Cady
  • A pioneer's constitution : how Iowa's constitutional history uniquely shapes our pioneering tradition in recognizing civil rights and civil liberties / Mark S. Cady.
Law Library (Crown)
x, 434 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Prologue
  • Mink slide
  • Sugar Hill
  • Get to pushin'
  • Nigger in a pit
  • Trouble fixin' to start
  • A little Bolita
  • Wipe this place clean
  • A Christmas card
  • Don't shoot, white man
  • Quite a hose wielder
  • Bad egg
  • Atom smasher
  • In any fight some fall
  • This is a rape case
  • You have pissed in my whiskey
  • It's a funny thing
  • No man alive or to be born
  • All over the place, like rats
  • Private parts
  • A genius here before us
  • The colored way
  • A place in the sun
  • Epilogue.
In 1949, Florida's orange industry was booming with cheap Jim Crow labor. When a white seventeen-year-old Groveland girl cried rape, vicious Sheriff McCall was fast on the trail of four young blacks who dared to envision a future for themselves. Then the Ku Klux Klan rolled into town, burning homes and chasing hundreds of blacks into the swamps. So began the chain of events that would bring Thurgood Marshall, the man known as "Mr. Civil Rights, " into the fray. Associates thought it was suicidal for him to wade into the "Florida Terror" at a time when he was irreplaceable to the burgeoning civil rights movement, but the lawyer would not shrink from the fight--not after the Klan had murdered one of Marshall's NAACP associates and Marshall had endured threats that he would be next. Drawing on a wealth of never-before-published material, including the FBI's unredacted Groveland case files, as well as the NAACP's Legal Defense Fund files, King shines new light on this remarkable civil rights crusader against a heroic backdrop.--From publisher description.
Law Library (Crown)
240 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., map ; 25 cm.
  • Prologue: an intellectual seduction
  • The justice, the governor, and the dictator
  • The brain trust
  • Thoroughbreds
  • Heat and love
  • White trash
  • Skinner's trial
  • The Supreme Court in 1937
  • Science in a foreign mirror : 1937-1941
  • Deciding Skinner
  • Epilogue : failures of modern memory.
In the 1920s and 1930s, thousands of men and women were sterilised at asylums and prisons across America. Believing that criminality and mental illness were inherited, state legislatures passed laws calling for the sterilisation of 'habitual criminals' and the 'feebleminded'. In 1936, inmates at Oklahoma's McAlester prison refused to cooperate; Jack Skinner was the first to come to trial. An heroic cast of characters fought the case to the US Supreme Court but only when Americans learned the extent of Nazi Germany's eugenics project did the inmates triumph.In this disturbing, forgotten history of America's experiment with eugenics, Victoria F. Nourse combines engrossing narrative with sharp legal analysis. She explains the consequences of this landmark decision and tells the stories of these men and women who fought for human dignity and the right to have a family.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780393065299 20160527
Law Library (Crown)
x, 1047 p. ; 24 cm.
Focusing on the Roe v. Wade case, this is an account of the legal and political struggles that created the right to privacy and won constitutional protection for a woman's right to choose abortion. Roe versus Wade, the landmark 1973 US Supreme Court ruling that established that right, grew out of not only efforts to legalise abortion but also out of earlier battles against statutes that criminalised birth control. In 1965, when the Supreme Court voided such a prohibition as an outrageous intrusion upon marital privacy, it opened up a previously unimagined constitutional door: the opportunity to argue that a woman's access to a safe, legal abortion was also a fundamental constitutional right. This study details both the unheralded contributions of the young lawyers who filed America's first abortion rights cases and also the inside-the-Supreme Court deliberations that produced Roe v. Wade. This expanded version also looks at the post-Roe evolution of abortion rights battles and the wider struggle for sexual privacy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520213029 20160528
Law Library (Crown)
ix, 187 p. ; 25 cm.
During the 1960s a group of lawyers - in collaboration with welfare recipient activists - mounted a legal campaign to create a constitutional right to welfare. This book tells the behind-the-scenes story of that campaign - the strategies, successes, failures and frustrations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300053784 20160527
Law Library (Crown)