The Law of Democracy

Legal Structure of the Political Process, 2008 Supplement


Author: Samuel Issacharoff,Pamela S. Karlan,Richard H. Pildes

Publisher: Foundation Press


Category: Law

Page: 68

View: 1612

This is the 2008 Supplement to Issacharoff, Karlan and Pildes' The Law of Democracy: Legal Structure of the Political Process, 3rd Edition.

Race, Ethnicity, and the Politics of City Redistricting

Minority-Opportunity Districts and the Election of Hispanics and Blacks to City Councils


Author: Joshua G. Behr

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791485498

Category: Political Science

Page: 170

View: 1308

Nationwide study of the proposal and adoption of minority-opportunity districts at the local level.

Research Handbook on the Law of Artificial Intelligence


Author: Woodrow Barfield,Ugo Pagallo

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1786439050

Category: Computers

Page: 736

View: 2698

The field of artificial intelligence (AI) has made tremendous advances in the last two decades, but as smart as AI is now, it is getting smarter and becoming more autonomous. This raises a host of challenges to current legal doctrine, including whether AI/algorithms should count as ‘speech’, whether AI should be regulated under antitrust and criminal law statutes, and whether AI should be considered as an agent under agency law or be held responsible for injuries under tort law. This book contains chapters from US and international law scholars on the role of law in an age of increasingly smart AI, addressing these and other issues that are critical to the evolution of the field.

Reader's Guide to Lesbian and Gay Studies


Author: Timothy Murphy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135942412

Category: Reference

Page: 748

View: 6310

The Reader's Guide to Lesbian and Gay Studies surveys the field in some 470 entries on individuals (Adrienne Rich); arts and cultural studies (Dance); ethics, religion, and philosophical issues (Monastic Traditions); historical figures, periods, and ideas (Germany between the World Wars); language, literature, and communication (British Drama); law and politics (Child Custody); medicine and biological sciences (Health and Illness); and psychology, social sciences, and education (Kinsey Report).

Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series



Author: N.A

Publisher: Copyright Office, Library of Congress


Category: Copyright

Page: 1543

View: 2415

Includes Part 1A: Books and Part 1B: Pamphlets, Serials and Contributions to Periodicals

Election Law and Democratic Theory


Author: Professor David Schultz

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472434986

Category: Law

Page: 294

View: 9908

While numerous books and articles examine various aspects either of democratic theory or of specific topics in election law, there is no comprehensive book that provides a detailed and scholarly discussion of the political and democratic theory underpinnings of election law. Election Law and Democratic Theory fills this important gap, as author David Schultz offers a scholarly analysis of the political principles and democratic values underlying election law and the regulation of political campaigns and participants in the United States. The book provides the first full-length examination of the political theories that form the basis for many of the current debates in election law that structure both Supreme Court and scholarly considerations of topics ranging from campaign finance reform, voting rights, reapportionment, and ballot access to the rights of political parties, the media, and other players in the system. It challenges much of the current debate in election law and argues for more discussion and development of a democratic political theory to support and guide election law jurisprudence.

Economic Justice

Race, Gender, Identity and Economics : Cases and Materials


Author: Emma Coleman Jordan,Angela P. Harris

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781599419589

Category: Law

Page: 1236

View: 1630

This casebook provides a means to further the conversation between critical legal scholarship and law and economics. It addresses such issues as what economics can tell us about democracy and the law, what theories of justice can tell us about economic theory and the law, and why no legal language addressing class in the United States exists, and what such a language might look like. It uses the problem of racial and gender injustice as a basis to interrogate both critical theory and economic theory. The Second Edition provides a timely new chapter on the financial collapse, the turmoil in modern macroeconomic theory, and the economic justice claims of borrowers who received predatory loans. The coverage expands to include the following:Origins of the Subprime Mortgage Crisis The Racial Wealth Gap and HomeownershipIdentity and WealthGlobal Interconnectedness of Financial Institutions and The Paradox of domestic discriminationWhat Happened to Economics? The Turmoil in the economics discipline and its failure to predict the housing bubble and collapseThe Inequality Machine: Cashflow Waterfalls and Predatory Loans: Greenwich Financial Services v Countrywide MortgageThe Contract Claims vs the Economic Justice Claims Bonuses: Democracy and Contracts: Listening to the Outrage. What is Fair? City of Baltimore v Wells Fargo California v Countrywide MortgageResistance and Self-Help Squatters Judicial nullification of foreclosure enforcement actions MERS Litigation- How Electronic Efficiencies in Property Recordation Failed the Requisites of Property Formality

Complex Justice

The Case of Missouri v. Jenkins


Author: Joshua M. Dunn

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469606607

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 7951

In 1987 Judge Russell Clark mandated tax increases to help pay for improvements to the Kansas City, Missouri, School District in an effort to lure white students and quality teachers back to the inner-city district. Yet even after increasing employee salaries and constructing elaborate facilities at a cost of more than $2 billion, the district remained overwhelmingly segregated and student achievement remained far below national averages. Just eight years later the U.S. Supreme Court began reversing these initiatives, signifying a major retreat from Brown v. Board of Education. In Kansas City, African American families opposed to the district court's efforts organized a takeover of the school board and requested that the court case be closed. Joshua Dunn argues that Judge Clark's ruling was not the result of tyrannical "judicial activism" but was rather the logical outcome of previous contradictory Supreme Court doctrines. High Court decisions, Dunn explains, necessarily limit the policy choices available to lower court judges, introducing complications the Supreme Court would not anticipate. He demonstrates that the Kansas City case is a model lesson for the types of problems that develop for lower courts in any area in which the Supreme Court attempts to create significant change. Dunn's exploration of this landmark case deepens our understanding of when courts can and cannot successfully create and manage public policy.

Voting rights and democracy

the law and politics of districting


Author: Richard K. Scher,Jon L. Mills,John J. Hotaling

Publisher: Wadsworth Pub Co

ISBN: 9780830414420

Category: Law

Page: 331

View: 7144

Because the late 1990s have witnessed a revolution in voting rights unparalleled since the 1960s, there are many new questions and concerns regarding the law and politics of voting rights at the Congressional, state legislative, and local levels. This timely text deals with these issues, paying particular attention to minority issues and bringing together the skills and perspectives of a political scientist, a law professor and former state House speaker, and a professional political consultant and freelance journalist. Voting Rights and Democracy discusses the development over the last thirty years of new legal and political conceptions of voting rights, key decisions and moments, how the racial fairness standard became manifest, and what consequences flowed from these developments. The book concludes with a consideration of the implications of the new revolution in voting rights for American democracy, and provides alternatives to race-based districting.

Law books, 1876-1981

books and serials on law and its related subjects


Author: R.R. Bowker Company

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law

Page: 5039

View: 5857

Subject Catalog


Author: Library of Congress

Publisher: N.A


Category: Catalogs, Subject

Page: N.A

View: 7526


Ein normatives Konzept des Grundgesetzes?


Author: Monika Polzin

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 3161556437

Category: Law

Page: 267

View: 1758

Das Konzept der Verfassungsidentität ist seit dem Lissabon-Urteil und der nachfolgenden Rechtsprechung des Bundesverfassungsgerichts derzeit (wieder) in aller Munde. Das Besondere daran ist, dass dieses Konzept im Grundgesetz nicht ausdrücklich geregelt ist und es sich gerade verselbstständigt. Es stellen sich daher die grundlegenden Fragen, ob und inwieweit das Grundgesetz überhaupt ein rechtlich relevantes Konzept der Verfassungsidentität vorsieht, und ob die Verwendung des Begriffs der Verfassungsidentität im Rahmen des Grundgesetzes angemessen ist. Diesen Kernfragen geht Monika Polzin nach. Sie untersucht zunächst die verfassungshistorische Herkunft des Konzepts der Verfassungsidentität und überprüft dann seine Validität in verfassungstheoretischer und verfassungsrechtlicher Hinsicht. Das Ergebnis ist eine Entmystifizierung der Verfassungsidentität und der zentrale Befund, dass es sich nicht um ein normatives Konzept des Grundgesetzes handelt.