The Latin American Casebook

Author: Juan F. Gonzalez-Bertomeu
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317026195
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Traditionally relegated because of political pressure and public expectations, courts in Latin America are increasingly asserting a stronger role in public and political discussions. This casebook takes account of this phenomenon, by offering a rigorous and up-to-date discussion of constitutional adjudication in Latin America in recent decades. Bringing to the forefront the development of constitutional law by Latin American courts in various subject matters, the volume aims to highlight a host of creative arguments and solutions that judges in the region have offered. The authors review and discuss innovative case law in light of the countries’ social, political and legal context. Each chapter is devoted to a discussion of a particular area of judicial review, from freedom of expression to social and economic rights, from the internalization of human rights law to judicial checks on the economy, from gender and reproductive rights to transitional justice. The book thus provides a very useful tool to scholars, students and litigants alike.

Comparative Constitutional Law in Latin America

Author: Rosalind Dixon
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1785369210
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book provides unique insights into the practice of democratic constitutionalism in one of the world’s most legally and politically significant regions. It combines contributions from leading Latin American and global scholars to provide ‘bottom up’ and ‘top down’ insights about the lessons to be drawn from the distinctive constitutional experiences of countries in Latin America. In doing so, it also draws on a rich array of legal and interdisciplinary perspectives. Ultimately, it shows both the promise of democratic constitutions as a vehicle for social, economic and political change, and the variation in the actual constitutional experiences of different countries on the ground – or the limits to constitutions as a locus for broader social change.

The National versus the Foreigner in South America

Author: Diego Acosta
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108576036
Format: PDF
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Since the turn of the century, South American governments and regional organisations have adopted the world's most open discourse on migration and citizenship. At a time when restrictive choices were becoming increasingly predominant around the world, South American policymakers presented their discourse as being both an innovative and exceptional 'new paradigm' and part of a morally superior, avant-garde path in policymaking. This book provides a critical examination of the South American legal framework through a historical and comparative analysis. Diego Acosta uses this analysis to assess whether the laws are truly innovative and exceptional, as well as evaluating their feasibility, strengths and weaknesses. By analysing the legal construction of the national and the foreigner in ten South American countries during the last two centuries, he demonstrates how different citizenship and migration laws have functioned, as well as showing why states have opted for certain regulation choices, and the consequence of these choices for state- and nation-building in the continent. An invaluable insight for anyone interested in global migration and citizenship discussions.

A History of the Supreme Court

Author: Bernard Schwartz
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195093872
Format: PDF, ePub
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A comprehensive history of the United States Supreme Court from its ill-esteemed beginning in 1790 to one of the most important and controversial branches of the Federal government.

The Warren Court and the Pursuit of Justice

Author: Morton J. Horwitz
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780809016259
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Hill and Wang Critical Issues Series: concise, affordable works on pivotal topics in American history, society, and politics. The men who made up the Supreme Court when Earl Warren was Chief Justice (1953-69) changed America forever, and their decisions are still affecting constitutional law today. This overview of the Warren Court focuses on its landmark cases and enduring legacy.

The Dynamic Constitution

Author: Richard H. Fallon, Jr
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 113961987X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In this revised and updated second edition of The Dynamic Constitution, Richard H. Fallon, Jr provides an engaging, sophisticated introduction to American constitutional law. Suitable for lawyers and non-lawyers alike, this book discusses contemporary constitutional doctrine involving such issues as freedom of speech, freedom of religion, rights to privacy and sexual autonomy, the death penalty, and the powers of Congress. Through examples of Supreme Court cases and portraits of past and present Justices, this book dramatizes the historical and cultural factors that have shaped constitutional law. The Dynamic Constitution, 2nd edition, combines detailed explication of current doctrine with insightful analysis of the political culture and theoretical debates in which constitutional practice is situated. Professor Fallon uses insights from political science to explain some aspects of constitutional evolution and emphasizes features of the judicial process that distinguish constitutional law from ordinary politics.

Courting Justice

Author: Joyce Murdoch
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780786730940
Format: PDF, ePub
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Since 1958, twenty-five men and two women have forced the Supreme Court to consider whether the Constitution's promises of equal protection apply to gay Americans. Here Joyce Murdoch and Deb Price reveal how the nation's highest court has reacted to these cases--from the surprising 1958 victory of a tiny homosexual magazine to the 2000 defeat of a gay Eagle Scout. A triumph of investigative reporting, Courting Justice gives us an inspiring new perspective on the struggle for civil rights in America.

Civil liberties and the Constitution

Author: Lucius Jefferson Barker
Publisher:
ISBN:
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This time-honored casebook explores civil liberty problems through a study of leading judicial decisionsżprimarily those of the United States Supreme Courtżand assesses the overall political-social context in which the formulation and implementation of civil liberties policies take place. It features new cases and commentaries to enhance understanding of rights and liberties in historical and long-range perspective.

Constitutional Law

Author: William Cohen
Publisher: West Publishing Company
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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Constitutional Law: Civil Liberty & Individual Rights focuses on freedom, privacy, equality & the right to vote. It emphasizes history & the interrelation of law, policy & theory. The Fourth Edition expands coverage of the decision-making process & the impact of Supreme Court decisions. The book contains approximately 100 principal cases & notes that discuss more than 200 additional cases. It provides brief biographies of many members of the Supreme Court, & draws on the private papers of more than a dozen chief justices & justices.

Courts and Power in Latin America and Africa

Author: B. Wilson
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 113710029X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Why do courts hold political power-holders accountable in some democratic and democratizing countries, but not in others? And, why do some courts remain very timid while others - under seemingly similar circumstances - become 'hyper-active'? This is valuable contribution to the ongoing debate over the issue of democratic accountability.