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The Inconsistency of the Majority Justices With Their Previously Expressed Views

Alan M. Dershowitz

in Supreme Injustice: How the High Court Hijacked Election 2000

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195158076
eISBN:
9780199869848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195158075.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Aims to demonstrate that, during the (Bush vs Gore) US presidential election of 2000, by any reasonable standard of evaluation, the majority justices of the US Supreme Court failed to test the US ... More


Replacing Sandra Day O’Connor: Gender and the Politics of Supreme Court Nominations

Michele L. Swers

in Women in the Club: Gender and Policy Making in the Senate

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226022796
eISBN:
9780226022963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226022963.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the impact of gender on the politics of judicial nominations, highlighting the battle to replace Sandra Day O’Connor in the Supreme Court. It examines how gender influenced ... More


George W. Bush and the US Supreme Court

Emma Long

in Assessing the George W. Bush Presidency: A Tale of Two Terms

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748627400
eISBN:
9780748671946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627400.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Few of a president's powers offer such opportunity and danger as an appointment to the United States Supreme Court. Conservatives expected George W. Bush to nominate candidates sympathetic to their ... More


The Kelo Decision

Ilya Somin

in The Grasping Hand: "Kelo v. City of New London" and the Limits of Eminent Domain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226256603
eISBN:
9780226256740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226256740.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter assesses the Supreme Court’s opinion in the Kelo case. The majority opinion, written Justice John Paul Stevens, has numerous flaws. These include excessive deference to a flawed ... More


The Kelo Decision

Ilya Somin

in The Grasping Hand: 'Kelo v. City of New London' and the Limits of Eminent Domain

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226422169
eISBN:
9780226456829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226456829.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter assesses the Supreme Court’s opinion in the Kelo case. The majority opinion, written Justice John Paul Stevens, has numerous flaws. These include excessive deference to a flawed ... More


Mitigation Practice in Death Penalty Cases

José B. Ashford and Melissa Kupferberg

in Death Penalty Mitigation: A Handbook for Mitigation Specialists, Investigators, Social Scientists, and Lawyers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780195329469
eISBN:
9780199367603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329469.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

This chapter presents an introduction to current mitigation practice by examining some of the specific legal standards that have contributed to the development of this highly specialized area of ... More


Epilogue

Jill Norgren

in Rebels at the Bar: The Fascinating, Forgotten Stories of America's First Women Lawyers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814758625
eISBN:
9780814758632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814758625.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This epilogue details the rise of women in the legal profession and presents some final thoughts. Four women have now served as associate justices on the U.S. Supreme Court: Sandra Day O'Connor ... More


Federal Job Proposals

Anna R. Hayes

in Without Precedent: The Life of Susie Marshall Sharp

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832141
eISBN:
9781469605807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887813_hayes.20
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the constant battle Justice Sharp had to fight to keep from getting “promoted” to the federal bench, either the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals or the U.S. Supreme Court. ... More


Epilogue

Jill Norgren

in Rebels at the Bar: The Fascinating, Forgotten Stories of America's First Women Lawyers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814758625
eISBN:
9780814758632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814758625.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This epilogue details the rise of women in the legal profession and presents some final thoughts. Four women have now served as associate justices on the U.S. Supreme Court: Sandra Day O'Connor ... More


Pot and Popular Constitutionalism: Prohibition’s Lessons for the Marijuana Legalization Debate

Sean Beienburg

in Prohibition, the Constitution, and States' Rights

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226631943
eISBN:
9780226632278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226632278.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The growing trend of state marijuana legalization is recreating the federalist constitutional controversies raised by the Eighteenth Amendment, though there are several important differences. Most ... More


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