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The Resource Playing it safe : how the Supreme Court sidesteps hard cases and stunts the development of the law, Lisa A. Kloppenberg

Playing it safe : how the Supreme Court sidesteps hard cases and stunts the development of the law, Lisa A. Kloppenberg

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Playing it safe : how the Supreme Court sidesteps hard cases and stunts the development of the law
Title
Playing it safe
Title remainder
how the Supreme Court sidesteps hard cases and stunts the development of the law
Statement of responsibility
Lisa A. Kloppenberg
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"By sharing the stories of litigants who struggled unsuccessfully to raise before the Supreme Court constitutional matters of the utmost importance from the 1970s to the 1990s, Playing It Safe argues that judges who fail to exercise their power in hard cases in effect abdicate their constitutional responsibility when it is needed most, and in so doing betray their commitment to neutrality. Lisa Kloppenberg demonstrates how the Court often avoids socially sensitive cases, such as those involving racial and ethnic discrimination, gender inequalities, abortion restrictions, sexual orientation discrimination, and environmental abuses. In the process, the Court ducks its responsibility to check the more politically responsive branches of government when "majority rule" pushes the boundaries of constitutional law. The Court has not used these malleable doctrines evenhandedly: it has actively shielded states from liability and national oversight, and aggressively expanded standing requirements to limit the role of federal courts."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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Kloppenberg, Lisa A
Dewey number
347.73/26
Index
index present
LC call number
KF8748
LC item number
.K58 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Critical America
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  • United States
  • Certiorari
  • Political questions and judicial power
Label
Playing it safe : how the Supreme Court sidesteps hard cases and stunts the development of the law, Lisa A. Kloppenberg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-301) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
46240230
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 308 pages
Isbn
9780814747407
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001001059
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Playing it safe : how the Supreme Court sidesteps hard cases and stunts the development of the law, Lisa A. Kloppenberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-301) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
46240230
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 308 pages
Isbn
9780814747407
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001001059
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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