Understanding Civil Rights Litigation


Author: Howard M. Wasserman
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press LLC
ISBN: 9781531003661
Category: Civil procedure
Page: 358
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"This book provides an overview of civil rights and constitutional litigation under Section 1983 and its Bivens federal counterpart. The book is written for courses on Civil Rights Litigation and Federal Courts"-- Provided by publisher.

Power, Privilege, and Law

A Civil Rights Reader
Author: Leslie Bender,Daan Braveman
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 622
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This collection of cases, materials, article excerpts, notes, commentaries, and essays is designed to reveal civil rights strategies through close readings of the language and underlying assumptions in judicial opinions. It examines their similarities and differences across identity categories and compares them with insights garnered from the wide range of trans-disciplinary scholarly excerpts surrounding the case text.

The Lost Promise of Civil Rights


Author: Risa Lauren Goluboff
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674024656
Category: Law
Page: 376
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Listen to a short interview with Risa GoluboffHost: Chris Gondek | Producer: Heron & Crane In this groundbreaking book, Risa L. Goluboff offers a provocative new account of the history of American civil rights law. The Supreme Court's decision in Brown v. Board of Education has long dominated that history. Since 1954, generations of judges, lawyers, and ordinary people have viewed civil rights as a project of breaking down formal legal barriers to integration, especially in the context of public education. Goluboff recovers a world before Brown, a world in which civil rights was legally, conceptually, and constitutionally up for grabs. Then, the petitions of black agricultural workers in the American South and industrial workers across the nation called for a civil rights law that would redress economic as well as legal inequalities. Lawyers in the new Civil Rights Section of the Department of Justice and in the NAACP took the workers' cases and viewed them as crucial to attacking Jim Crow. By the time NAACP lawyers set out on the path to Brown, however, they had eliminated workers' economic concerns from their litigation agenda. When the lawyers succeeded in Brown, they simultaneously marginalized the host of other harms--economic inequality chief among them--that afflicted the majority of African Americans during the mid-twentieth century. By uncovering the lost challenges workers and their lawyers launched against Jim Crow in the 1940s, Goluboff shows how Brown only partially fulfilled the promise of civil rights.

Lawyers, Lawsuits, and Legal Rights

The Battle Over Litigation in American Society
Author: Thomas Frederick Burke
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520227279
Category: Law
Page: 267
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The struggle over litigation in American society is explored in this groundbreaking study of the American legal system that reveals why the United States has become such a litigious society. (Politics & Government)

Strategic Human Rights Litigation

Understanding and Maximising Impact
Author: Helen Duffy
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1509921990
Category: Law
Page: 328
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Strategic human rights litigation (SHRL) is a growing area of international practice yet one that remains relatively under-explored. Around the globe, advocates increasingly resort to national, regional and international courts and bodies 'strategically' to protect and advance human rights. This book provides a framework for understanding SHRL and its contribution to various forms of personal, legal, social, political and cultural change, as well as the many tensions and challenges it gives rise to. It suggests a reframing of how we view the impact of SHRL in its multiple dimensions, both positive and negative. Five detailed case studies, drawn predominantly from the author's own experience, explore litigation in a broad range of contexts (genocide in Guatemala; slavery in Niger; forced disappearance in Argentina; torture and detention in the 'war on terror'; and Palestinian land rights) to reveal the complexity of the role of SHRL in the real world. Ultimately, this book considers how impact analysis might influence the development of more effective litigation strategies in the future.

Prisoners' Self-Help Litigation Manual


Author: John Boston,Daniel E Manville
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199705666
Category: Law
Page: 960
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Prisoners' Self-Help Litigation Manual, in its much-anticipated fourth edition, is an indispensable guide for prisoners and prisoner advocates seeking to understand the rights guaranteed to prisoners by law and how to protect those rights. Clear, comprehensive, practical advice provides prisoners with everything they need to know on conditions of confinement, civil liberties in prison, procedural due process, the legal system, how to litigate, conducting effective legal research, and writing legal documents. Written by two legal and penitentiary experts with intimate knowledge of prisoner's rights and legal aid work, authors John Boston and Daniel E. Manville strategically focus on federal constitutional law, providing prisoners and those wishing to assist them with the most important information concerning legal rights. Over the past decade, prison law and conditions have changed significantly. This new edition is updated to include the most relevant prisoners' rights topics and approaches to litigation. Updates include all aspects of prison life as well as material on legal research, legal writing, types of legal remedies, and how to effectively use those remedies. Certainly the most authoritative, well-organized and relevant prisoner's rights manual available - - the eagerly awaited fourth edition should be purchased by everyone interested in civil rights for the incarcerated.

California Civil Litigation


Author: Susan Burnett Luten
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111806896
Category: Law
Page: 448
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California Civil Litigation, fifth edition, is designed to provide paralegal students and practicing paralegals with information, skills, and experience. It follows the litigation process chronologically from initial client questions and contracts, to ethical issues, through the pleading and discovery phases, to trial, post-trial and appeal. Each phase of litigation is explored through official forms and drafted documents and each chapter includes highlighted glossary words and definitions to enable the reader to learn the technical language of litigation. In addition to the usual probing discussion questions, each chapter includes online projects requiring the reader to locate and analyze relevant Internet material. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Sweet Land of Liberty

The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights in the North
Author: Thomas J. Sugrue
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781588367563
Category: History
Page: 720
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The struggle for racial equality in the North has been a footnote in most books about civil rights in America. Now this monumental new work from one of the most brilliant historians of his generation sets the record straight. Sweet Land of Liberty is an epic, revelatory account of the abiding quest for justice in states from Illinois to New York, and of how the intense northern struggle differed from and was inspired by the fight down South. Thomas Sugrue’s panoramic view sweeps from the 1920s to the present–more than eighty of the most decisive years in American history. He uncovers the forgotten stories of battles to open up lunch counters, beaches, and movie theaters in the North; the untold history of struggles against Jim Crow schools in northern towns; the dramatic story of racial conflict in northern cities and suburbs; and the long and tangled histories of integration and black power. Appearing throughout these tumultuous tales of bigotry and resistance are the people who propelled progress, such as Anna Arnold Hedgeman, a dedicated churchwoman who in the 1930s became both a member of New York’s black elite and an increasingly radical activist; A. Philip Randolph, who as America teetered on the brink of World War II dared to threaten FDR with a march on Washington to protest discrimination–and got the Fair Employment Practices Committee (“the second Emancipation Proclamation”) as a result; Morris Milgram, a white activist who built the Concord Park housing development, the interracial answer to white Levittown; and Herman Ferguson, a mild-mannered New York teacher whose protest of a Queens construction site led him to become a key player in the militant Malcolm X’s movement. Filled with unforgettable characters and riveting incidents, and making use of information and accounts both public and private, such as the writings of obscure African American journalists and the records of civil rights and black power groups, Sweet Land of Liberty creates an indelible history. Thomas Sugrue has written a narrative bound to become the standard source on this essential subject. From the Hardcover edition.

Groundwork

Charles Hamilton Houston and the Struggle for Civil Rights
Author: Genna Rae McNeil
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812200836
Category: Law
Page: 344
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"A classic. . . . [It] will make an extraordinary contribution to the improvement of race relations and the understanding of race and the American legal process."—Judge A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., from the Foreword Charles Hamilton Houston (1895-1950) left an indelible mark on American law and society. A brilliant lawyer and educator, he laid much of the legal foundation for the landmark civil rights decisions of the 1950s and 1960s. Many of the lawyers who won the greatest advances for civil rights in the courts, Justice Thurgood Marshall among them, were trained by Houston in his capacity as dean of the Howard University Law School. Politically Houston realized that blacks needed to develop their racial identity and also to recognize the class dimension inherent in their struggle for full civil rights as Americans. Genna Rae McNeil is thorough and passionate in her treatment of Houston, evoking a rich family tradition as well as the courage, genius, and tenacity of a man largely responsible for the acts of "simple justice" that changed the course of American life.

The American Civil Rights Movement 1865–1950

Black Agency and People of Good Will
Author: Russell Brooker
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739179934
Category: Political Science
Page: 364
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This book is a comprehensive account of the African American struggle for freedom and equality from the Civil War to the beginning of the modern Civil Rights Movement. It stresses black agency and how white people helped the movement out of cooperation, co-optation, and coercion.

Civil Rights and the Making of the Modern American State


Author: Megan Ming Francis
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107037107
Category: Political Science
Page: 216
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This book extends what we know about the development of civil rights and the role of the NAACP in American politics. Through a sweeping archival analysis of the NAACP's battle against lynching and mob violence from 1909 to 1923, this book examines how the NAACP raised public awareness, won over American presidents, secured the support of Congress, and won a landmark criminal procedure case in front of the Supreme Court.

Civil Rights Legislation and Litigation, Second Edition 2013


Author: Rosalie Berger Levinson,Ivan E. Bodensteiner
Publisher: Vandeplas Pub.
ISBN: 9781600421969
Category: Civil rights
Page: 822
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The goal of this book is to provide law students with an understanding of the major federal civil rights statutes. We begin with the Reconstruction Era laws, passed shortly after the Civil War, that remain an important part of the civil rights landscape even after Congress enacted additional statutes, beginning with the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The materials include Titles II and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Equal Pay Act, as well as three federal funding statutes that prohibit discrimination-the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Some of the statutes overlap and we explore the advantages and disadvantages of each, looking at the enforcement options, remedies, including damages and attorney fees, defenses, and limitations on the power of Congress to pass such acts. More than thirty problems provide the students with an opportunity to apply the statutes they study. About the authors: The authors, Rosalie Berger Levinson and Ivan E. Bodensteiner, have taught a civil rights course, as well as Constitutional Law, for many years and have several years of experience litigating civil rights claims. They are the authors of a five-volume civil rights treatise, which is supplemented annually.

Courage to Dissent

Atlanta and the Long History of the Civil Rights Movement
Author: Tomiko Brown-Nagin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199831593
Category: Law
Page: 608
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In this Bancroft Prize-winning history of the Civil Rights movement in Atlanta from the end of World War II to 1980, Tomiko Brown-Nagin shows that long before "black power" emerged and gave black dissent from the mainstream civil rights agenda a name, African Americans in Atlanta questioned the meaning of equality and the steps necessary to obtain a share of the American dream. This groundbreaking book uncovers the activism of visionaries--both well-known figures and unsung citizens--from across the ideological spectrum who sought something different from, or more complicated than, "integration." Local activists often played leading roles in carrying out the agenda of the NAACP, but some also pursued goals that differed markedly from those of the venerable civil rights organization. Brown-Nagin documents debates over politics, housing, public accommodations, and schools. Exploring the complex interplay between the local and national, between lawyers and communities, between elites and grassroots, and between middle-class and working-class African Americans, Courage to Dissent transforms our understanding of the Civil Rights era.

Current Issues in Constitutional Litigation

A Context and Practice Casebook
Author: Sarah E. Ricks,Evelyn M. Tenenbaum
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781611637281
Category:
Page: 850
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This casebook focuses on the constitutional and statutory doctrines necessary to litigate 4th, 8th, and 14th Amendment claims, 1st Amendment religion claims that arise in prison, and the 11th Amendment defense. Every chapter places students in roles as practitioners handling simulated law practice problems; provides a doctrinal overview; includes exercises, visual aids, and questions to guide student reading; and includes materials that help students reflect on their professional roles. The second edition has new Supreme Court and circuit court authority, new jury instructions, and new exercises to help students become practice-ready and is adaptable for a 2, 3, or 4-credit course or for a Section 1983 constitutional clinic. This book is part of the Context and Practice Series, edited by Michael Hunter Schwartz, Professor of Law and Dean of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Bowen School of Law.

Complex Litigation

Problems in Advanced Civil Procedure
Author: Jay Tidmarsh,Roger H. Trangsrud
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781566628853
Category: Law
Page: 304
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Offers concepts of and insights into the forms and functions of complex litigation issues, including their implications. Helps students in such courses to review and study, as well as serves as a reference book for students once they are in practice.

Understanding Civil Procedure


Author: Gene R. Shreve,Peter Raven-Hansen
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 0327189894
Category: Law
Page: N.A
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This well-established treatise is premised on the assumption that the key to understanding the principles of civil procedure is to know why: why the principles were created and why they are invoked. The treatise is written to answer these questions as it lays out the basic principles of civil procedure. It also reflects the authors' belief that students of civil procedure can understand and appreciate complex principles when they are clearly presented; teaching civil procedure does not require dumbing it down. The authors use the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure as a model, but they also refer to different state rules and doctrines where appropriate in order to present a representative cross-section of state models. Although they discuss important civil procedure cases in the text, thus supporting the most widely used civil procedure casebooks using these same cases, they also provide useful references to secondary sources and illustrative cases for the reader who wants to explore further.

International Human Rights Litigation in United States Courts


Author: Beth Stephens
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 1571053530
Category: Law
Page: 619
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Written by leading human rights litigators and theorists, this treatise offers a comprehensive analysis of human rights litigation in U.S. courts under the Alien Tort Statute and related provisions, including jurisprudential complexities and litigation guidance. The book includes discussion of the Alien Tort Statute, the Torture Victim Protection Act, and less common jurisdictional bases. The issues raised by suing corporations are also discussed. Separate chapters address lawsuits against the U.S. and foreign governments. A section on defenses includes analysis of topics such as immunities, forum non conveniens, and the intervention of the executive branch. The final section discusses litigation strategies.

Civil Litigation

Process and Procedures
Author: Thomas Goldman,Alice Hart Hughes
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780134831046
Category: Civil procedure
Page: 576
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For courses in civil litigation. Multimedia introduction to civil litigation, from pre- to posttrial Civil Litigation: Process and Procedures teaches students the skills they need to pursue careers in civil litigation, from the details of the litigation process, to the work of paralegals, to pretrial preparation and posttrial procedures. Throughout the text, the authors integrate video simulations and hands-on activities, some of which lead students to create documents they can include in a professional portfolio. In addition to updated laws and procedures, the 4th edition includes a new Virtual Law Office Experience to help students prepare for the workplace.