Abortion Politics in the Federal Courts

Author: Barbara M. Yarnold
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780275952914
Format: PDF
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An analysis of federal court cases relying on the landmark Roe versus Wade decision in the United States. It examines the political factors and litigation resources as variables affecting court decisions and finds the pro-life movement to be better funded and more organised altogether.

Moral Controversies in American Politics

Author: Raymond Tatalovich
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317464427
Format: PDF, ePub
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No area of public policymaking is more hotly debated than the use of government authority to enforce certain standards of behavior in areas of moral controversy. Now thoroughly revised and updated, this collection examines a variety of such policy areas - ranging from abortion and affirmative action to gay rights - including two new chapters on animal rights and hate crimes. In discussing each policy area the book examines relevant issues and arguments, as well as policy shifts over time. It considers the roles of key political and institutional actors in policymaking - including lobbies and interest groups, the bureaucracy, the president, Congress, the judiciary, and state and local authorities. Written in an accessible style that is sure to spark classroom discussion, each chapter of this new edition includes a list of relevant books, web sites, and videos for further research.

Abortion Murder Or Mercy

Author: François B. Gérard
Publisher: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 9781560728177
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book is meant to provide an overview of and gather the literature on abortion -- one of the most divisive issues of our times. Honest women and men the world over must deal with this issue in their hearts and minds whether or not they ever face the issue personally. It is hard to conceive of a single thinking person who doesn't have an opinion on abortion -- usually strongly held. The arguments are cogent on both sides of the issue. We hope that this collection will bring to the attention of readers the publications which shed light on the fundamental issues involved.

The Cost of Rights

Author: Stephen Holmes
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393320336
Format: PDF
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A cogent and timely analysis of the economic realities lying beneath our arguments about rights and their protection and enforcement shows how both conservative and progressive forces selectively ignore the often harsh truths about the cost of these rights. Reprint.

The Supreme Court Phalanx

Author: Ronald Dworkin
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1590172930
Format: PDF
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Discusses the conservative shift in the Supreme court after the appointment of John Roberts and Samuel Alito in 2005 and the effect this shift may have on constitutional law, including abortion, affirmative action, and executive power.

Judicial policies

Author: Bradley C. Canon
Publisher: Cq Pr
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This valuable and updated reference focuses on the implementator and impact of judicial policies in America. Introducing a hierarchies model of "populations" affected by judicial decisions, the authors highlight the substantial influence of how lower courts, administrative agencies, local groups, the media, Congress, and other political actors respond to judicial policies.This new edition features: -- Illustrative boxes providing real-life examples of the impact of judicial policies.-- A summary table assessing the major theories explaining judicial impact.-- Summary actions and activities in the 25 years since Roe v. Wade.-- Analysis of all the important research findings about how people react to judicial decisions.-- Extensive bibliography for further research and abundant references to contemporary policies.Judicial Policies: Implementation and Impact offers a thorough discussion of the events and possibilities that follow a court's declaring a judicial policy. The authors look,at both successful and unsuccessful implementation of judicial policies to show that political factors are often more important than legal doctrines in explaining the impact of judicial decisions.