Pillars of Justice

Author: Owen Fiss
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674977327
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The constitutional theorist Owen Fiss explores the purpose and possibilities of life in the law through a moving account of thirteen lawyers who shaped the legal world during the past half century. He tries to identify the unique qualities of mind and character that made these individuals so important to the institutions and principles they served.

Pillars of Justice

Author: Owen Fiss
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674971868
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The constitutional theorist Owen Fiss explores the purpose and possibilities of life in the law through a moving account of thirteen lawyers who shaped the legal world during the past half century. He tries to identify the unique qualities of mind and character that made these individuals so important to the institutions and principles they served.

Pillars of Justice

Author: Owen M. Fiss
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780674977341
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Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Introduction -- I. The Struggle for Civil Rights -- 1. Thurgood Marshall: The Law's Promise -- 2. William Brennan: A Life Lived Twice -- 3. John Doar: To Stand for What Is Right -- 4. Burke Marshall: A Reluctant Hero -- II. Legal Education and the Culture of Liberalism -- 5. Harry Kalven: A Tenth Justice -- 6. Eugene Rostow: The Law according to Yale -- 7. Arthur Leff: Making Coffee and Other Duties of Citizenship -- 8. Catharine MacKinnon: Feminism in the Classroom -- 9. Joseph Goldstein: The Scholar as Sovereign -- III. The Fate of the Law -- 10. Carlos Nino: The Death of a Public Intellectual -- 11. Robert Cover: Cases and Materials -- 12. Morton Horwitz: Timeless Truths -- 13. Aharon Barak: Law Is Everywhere -- Coda -- Toiling in Eden -- Sources and Acknowledgments -- Index

The Law as it Could be

Author: Owen Fiss
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814727263
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The Law As It Could Be gathers Fiss’s most important work on procedure, adjudication and public reason, introduced by the author and including contextual introductions for each piece—some of which are among the most cited in Twentieth Century legal studies. Fiss surveys the legal terrain between the landmark cases of Brown v. Board of Education and Bush v. Gore to reclaim the legal legacy of the Civil Rights Movement. He argues forcefully for a vision of judges as instruments of public reason and of the courts as a means of shaping society in the image of the Constitution. In building his argument, Fiss attends to topics as diverse as the use of the injunction to restructure social institutions; how law and economics have misunderstood the role of the judge; why the movement seeking alternatives to adjudication fails to serve the public interest; and why Bush v. Gore was not the constitutional crisis some would have us believe. In so doing, Fiss reveals a vision of adjudication that vindicates the public reason on which Brown v. Board of Education was founded.

The Righteous Mind

Author: Jonathan Haidt
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307455777
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Presents a groundbreaking investigation into the origins of morality at the core of religion and politics, offering scholarly insight into the motivations behind cultural clashes that are polarizing America.

Justice

Author: Michael J. Sandel
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0374532508
Format: PDF
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A Harvard professor assesses the role of justice in today's society as well as the moral responsibilities faced by everyday citizens, weighing a range of issues from euthanasia and abortion to affirmative action and tax structuring. Reprint. A best-selling book.

George Washington

Author: John Rhodehamel
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300229895
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A much-needed concise biography of America’s first president As editor of the award-winning Library of America collection of George Washington’s writings and a curator of the great man’s original papers, John Rhodehamel has established himself as an authority of our nation’s preeminent founding father. Rhodehamel examines George Washington as a public figure, arguing that the man—who first achieved fame in his early twenties—is inextricably bound to his mythic status. Solidly grounded in Washington’s papers and exemplary in its brevity, this approachable biography is a superb introduction to the leader whose name has become synonymous with America.

Justice

Author: Flora Sapio
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108121322
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Claims about a pursuit of justice weave through all periods of China's modern history. But what do authorities mean when they refer to 'justice' and do Chinese citizens interpret justice in the same way as their leaders? This book explores how certain ideas about justice have come to be dominant in Chinese polity and society and how some conceptions of justice have been rendered more powerful and legitimate than others. This book's focus on 'how' justice works incorporates a concern about the processes that lead to the making, un-making and re-making of distinct conceptions of justice. Investigating the processes and frameworks through which certain ideas about justice have come to the political and social forefront in China today, this innovative work explains how these ideas are articulated through spoken performances and written expression by both the party-state and its citizenry.

The Thin Justice of International Law

Author: Steven R. Ratner
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191009113
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In a world full of armed conflict and human misery, global justice remains one of the most compelling missions of our time. Understanding the promises and limitations of global justice demands a careful appreciation of international law, the web of binding norms and institutions that help govern the behaviour of states and other global actors. This book provides a new interdisciplinary approach to global justice, one that integrates the work and insights of international law and contemporary ethics. It asks whether the core norms of international law are just, appraising them according to a standard of global justice derived from the fundamental values of peace and the protection of human rights. Through a combination of a careful explanation of the legal norms and philosophical argument, Ratner concludes that many international law norms meet such a standard of justice, even as distinct areas of injustice remain within the law and the verdict is still out on others. Among the subjects covered in the book are the rules on the use of force, self-determination, sovereign equality, the decision making procedures of key international organizations, the territorial scope of human rights obligations (including humanitarian intervention), and key areas of international economic law. Ultimately, the book shows how an understanding of international law's moral foundations will enrich the global justice debate, while exposing the ethical consequences of different rules.

The Blackstone of Military Law

Author: Joshua E. Kastenberg
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810863014
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Colonel William Winthrop singularly was the most influential person in developing the military law of the United States. A half century ago, the Supreme Court tendered to Winthrop the title, 'The Blackstone of Military Law,' meaning simply that his influence outshone all others. He has been cited over 20 times by the highest court and well over a 1,000 times by other federal courts, state courts, and legal texts. In this, he surpasses most other legal scholars, save Joseph Story, John Marshall, or Felix Frankfurter. But while biographies of each of these Supreme Court Justices have been written, there has been none to date on Winthrop. The Blackstone of Military Law: Colonel William Winthrop is the first biography on this important figure in military and legal history. Written in both a chronological and thematic format, author Joshua E. Kastenberg begins with Winthrop's legal training, his involvement in abolitionism, his military experiences during the Civil War, and his long tenure as a judge advocate. This biography provides the necessary context to fully appreciate Winthrop's work, its meaning, and its continued relevance.