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Cause Lawyering and the State in a Global Era

Stuart Scheingold

Austin Sarat (ed.)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195141177
eISBN:
9780199871391
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195141172.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

“Cause lawyering” denotes the practice of law by those committed to furthering through the upholding of a particular cause by legal means, the aims of the good society. This books explains how new ... More


Cause Lawyering and National Conflict: Defense Lawyers

Lisa Hajjar

in Courting Conflict: The Israeli Military Court System in the West Bank and Gaza

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520241930
eISBN:
9780520937987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241930.003.0007
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter discusses the cause lawyering in the military courts, highlighting two distinct but related sets of issues. One is lawyers' identities and ideologies and the other key issue is the ... More


The Making of a Cause Lawyer

Jens Meierhenrich

in The Remnants of the Rechtsstaat: An Ethnography of Nazi Law

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198814412
eISBN:
9780191851964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814412.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter provides the biographical and historical context necessary for understanding Fraenkel and his time. The analysis is organized into three sections: his early years, the Weimar Years, and ... More


Prison Overcrowding and the Legal Challenge to Florida’s Prison System, 1970–1980

Heather Schoenfeld

in Building the Prison State: Race and the Politics of Mass Incarceration

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226520964
eISBN:
9780226521152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226521152.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter describes the origins and initial developments around Costello v. Wainwright, the 8th Amendment lawsuit against Florida’s prison system. The chapter argues that prison conditions ... More


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