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Citizens Defending America

Citizens Defending America

From Colonial Times to the Age of Terrorism

Martin Greenberg chronicles the history of citizen volunteerism by examining the nature and purpose of volunteer police units in America since 1620. By considering these organizations with a contemporary perspective he provides insight into how the country might provide for a safe and secure future.

Winner of the 2006 George Washington Honor Medal from Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge.

Disabling Interpretations

Disabling Interpretations

The Americans With Disabilities Act In Federal Court

Concerned with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, this book takes a critical stance of the nation’s legal system for preventing the act from becoming effective.

Public Family

Public Family

Exploring Its Role In Democratic Societies

In The Public Family David Herring’s goal is to create a new rhetoric that moves beyond the stalemate that often results from the war between advocates of parental rights and those of children’s rights. This “rhetoric of associational respect” allows him to constructively address the role of rights and the limits of individualism in political and legal theory.

Pitiful Plaintiffs

Pitiful Plaintiffs

Child Welfare Litigation and the Federal Courts

Focusing on a class action lawsuit against the Illinois child welfare system (B. H. v. Johnson), Pitiful Plaintiffs examines the role of the federal courts in the child welfare policymaking process and the extent to which litigation can achieve the goal of reforming child welfare systems.

Scrambling for Protection

Scrambling for Protection

The New Media and the First Amendment

In our age of media revolutions, Patrick M. Garry offers guidelines for constitutionally redefining the press, and maintains that the First Amendment press clause must broaden the scope of its freedoms to include the communication activities of a much larger public.

Affirmative Action at Work

Affirmative Action at Work

Law, Politics, and Ethics

This work presents a comprehensive picture of the cross-pressures-the racial fears and antagonisms, the moral, ethical, and religious views about fairness and opportunity, the rigid ideas-that guide popular attitudes about affirmative action. Using theoretical and empirical data, Taylor deconstructs the views of a group of workers in the California Department of Parks and Recreation.

Administrative Law

Administrative Law

Its Growth, Procedure, and Significance

Roscoe Pound (1870-1964) is acknowledged as the founder of sociological jurisprudence-an interdisciplinary approach to legal concepts in which the law is recognized as a dynamic system that is influenced by social conditions and that, in turn, influences society as a whole. His lectures draw direct connections between the abstract fundamentals of philosophy, using the works of Kant, Hegel, Spencer, Comte, and others, and the trends and problems of legal principles and rules.

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