Historic U.S. Court Cases: An Encyclopedia, Volume 2

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John W. Johnson
Taylor & Francis, 2001 - Law - 1089 pages
The two-volume set is arranged by theme: criminal law; governmental power; economic regulation; race, gender, sexuality and disability; and civil liberties. Each case features an information box providing the case's vital statistics (date, location, court, principal participants, and significance), a 1,000-5,000 word essay (201 in all) penned by one of 85 scholars (lawyers, legal historians, social scientists, humanities professors, etc.) identified by name and affiliation. Thematic sections are preceded by concise introductions, and the essays 43 new to this edition concentrate "on the narrative, dramatic dimension of legal disputes within their larger social and historical contexts." Some essays have been cut and many revised for this edition. New cases include Bill Clinton's, and the disability case regarding golfer Casey Martin who, because of a disease affecting his right leg, wanted to use a prohibited golf cart in the PGA Tour. There is a subject and name index, and a case index. The set is suitable for high school and above.

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Contents

Labor
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545
595
Paul FinkelmanUpholding the Fugitive
604
WiecekThe Legitimacy of Labor
607
Wayne K HobsonAn Injury to One Is
622
Robert P Green Jr Separate But Equal
627
Robert F MartinThe Scottsboro Cases
642
Robert P Green Jr The School Busing Case
666
VOLUME I
885
Gordon Morris BakkenReligion Cultural
939
PARTI
942
Paul FinkelmanThe Flag Salute Cases
947
Frank J SoraufReligion in the Public
957
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Frank J SoraufThe Pieties of Silence
984
The Case
1022

Thomas Burnell ColbertThe Death Knell
695
John R WunderNative American Land
706
Philippa StrumCan Children Under 14
757
Equal Protection Applied to Women
765
Nancy S EricksonLaw Upheld
772
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773
Philippa StrumDo Women Belong
779
RACE GENDER
800
IL
819
Maxwell BloomfieldState Wrongs and
829
Carol E JensonAgrarian Reform and
841
Guilt
850
Michal R BelknapCold War Communism
858
Simmons and Karen BrunerThe
867
John W JohnsonThe Constitution Finds
874
HardawayFree Speech and Legal
884
John W JohnsonMeaningful Shadows?
1031
Tinsley E Yarbrough and John W Johnson
1053
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UrofskyIs Race Still a Compelling
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