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Author Avery, Michael, 1944-

Title We Dissent : Talking Back to the Rehnquist Court, Eight Cases That Subverted Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
Published New York : NYU Press, 2009
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Contents Introduction; 1 Alden v. Maine: Sovereign Immunity--A Vestige of Monarchy Inconsistent with Democratic Values; 2 Arkansas Educational Television Commission v. Forbes: Betraying Freedom of Political Expression and Undermining Democracy; 3 Cuyahoga Falls v. Buckeye: The Supreme Court's "Intent Doctrine"--Undermining Viable Discrimination Claims and Remedies for People of Color; 4 United States v. Whren: The Fourth Amendment Problem with Pretextual Traffic Stops
5 County Of Sacramento v. Lewis: Protecting Life and Liberty Under the Constitution--Reckless Indifference to Life Does Not Shock the Conscience of the Supreme Court6 Chavez v. Martinez: The Court Fails to Hold That Interrogation by Means of Torture Is Unconstitutional; 7 Saucier v. Katz: Qualified Immunity as a Doctrine of Dilution of Constitutional Rights; 8 Strickland v. Washington: Gutting Gideon and Providing Cover for Incompetent Counsel; Note to the Reader Regarding Legal Citations; About the Contributors; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W
Summary The lawyers and legal commentators who contribute to We Dissent unanimously agree that during Chief Justice William Rehnquist's nineteen-year tenure, the Supreme Court failed to adequately protect civil liberties and civil rights. This is evident in majority opinions written for numerous cases heard by the Rehnquist Court, and eight of those cases are re-examined here, with contributors offering dissents to the Court's decisions. The Supreme Court opinions criticized in We Dissent suggest that the Rehnquist Court placed the interests of government above the people, and as the dissents in this
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Subject Rehnquist, William H., 1924-2005.
United States. Supreme Court.
Civil rights -- United States -- Cases.
Genre/Form Trials, litigation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0814707785 (electronic bk.)
9780814707784 (electronic bk.)