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Against PredictionProfiling, Policing, and Punishing in an Actuarial Age

Against Prediction: Profiling, Policing, and Punishing in an Actuarial Age

Bernard E. Harcourt

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226316130
eISBN:
9780226315997
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226315997.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

From random security checks at airports to the use of risk assessment in sentencing, actuarial methods are being used more than ever to determine whom law enforcement officials target and punish. And ... More

A Community Built on WordsThe Constitution in History and Politics

A Community Built on Words: The Constitution in History and Politics

H. Jefferson Powell

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226677231
eISBN:
9780226677224
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226677224.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This book offers a powerful new approach to one of the central issues in American constitutional thinking today: the problem of constitutional law's historicity, or the many ways in which ... More

Confident PluralismSurviving and Thriving through Deep Difference

Confident Pluralism: Surviving and Thriving through Deep Difference

John D. Inazu

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226365459
eISBN:
9780226365596
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226365596.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Confident Pluralism argues that we can and must live together peaceably in spite of deep and sometimes irresolvable differences over politics, religion, sexuality, and other important matters. We can ... More

Constitutional ConscienceThe Moral Dimension of Judicial Decision

Constitutional Conscience: The Moral Dimension of Judicial Decision

H. Jefferson Powell

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226677255
eISBN:
9780226677309
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226677309.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

While many recent observers have accused American judges—especially Supreme Court justices—of being too driven by politics and ideology, others have argued that judges are justified in using their ... More

The Death of the American Trial

The Death of the American Trial

Robert P. Burns

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226081267
eISBN:
9780226081281
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226081281.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This book makes a case for reversing the rapid decline of the trial before we lose one of our public culture's greatest achievements. As a practice that is adapted for modern times yet rooted in ... More

Desperately Seeking CertaintyThe Misguided Quest for Constitutional Foundations

Desperately Seeking Certainty: The Misguided Quest for Constitutional Foundations

Daniel A. Farber and Suzanna Sherry

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226238081
eISBN:
9780226238104
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226238104.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This book attacks the current legal vogue for grand unified theories of constitutional interpretation. On both the Right and the Left, prominent legal scholars are attempting to build all of ... More

Evidence of the LawProving Legal Claims

Evidence of the Law: Proving Legal Claims

Gary Lawson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226432052
eISBN:
9780226432199
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226432199.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This is a book about the general structure of proof, how law sometimes recognizes that structure, how it often does not, and what might happen if legal scholars, jurists, and lawyers think about that ... More

Free Expression and Democracy in AmericaA History

Free Expression and Democracy in America: A History

Stephen M. Feldman

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226240664
eISBN:
9780226240749
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226240749.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

From the 1798 Sedition Act to the war on terror, numerous presidents, members of Congress, Supreme Court justices, and local officials have endorsed the silencing of free expression. If the ... More

The Gay Rights Question in Contemporary American Law

The Gay Rights Question in Contemporary American Law

Andrew Koppelman

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226451008
eISBN:
9780226451039
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451039.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The gay rights question asks whether the second-class legal status of gay people should be changed. This book shows the powerful legal and moral case for gay equality, but argues that courts cannot ... More

The Grasping Hand'Kelo v. City of New London' and the Limits of Eminent Domain

The Grasping Hand: 'Kelo v. City of New London' and the Limits of Eminent Domain

Ilya Somin

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226422169
eISBN:
9780226456829
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226456829.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

In Kelo v. City of New London (2005), the Supreme Court ruled that government can take private property and give it to another private owner in order to promote “economic development,” even though ... More

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