In Defense Of American Liberties

Author: Samuel Walker
Publisher: SIU Press
ISBN: 9780809322701
Size: 72.11 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
View: 7580
Download Read Online
Argues that the American Civil Liberties Union helped shape mainstream American ideas of freedom rather than undermine them.

The New World Of Police Accountability

Author: Samuel E. Walker
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483324648
Size: 54.20 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 2986
Download Read Online
The subject of police accountability includes some of the most important developments in American policing: the control of officer-involved shootings and use of force; citizen complaints and the best procedures for handling them; federal 'pattern or practice' litigation against police departments; allegations of race discrimination; early intervention systems to monitor officer behavior; and police self-monitoring efforts. The Second Edition of The New World of Police Accountability covers these subjects and more with a sharp and critical perspective. It provides readers with a comprehensive description of the most recent developments and an analysis of what works, what reforms are promising, and what has proven unsuccessful. The book offers detailed coverage of critical incident reporting; pattern analysis of critical incidents; early intervention systems; internal and external review of citizen complaints; and federal consent decrees.

Civil Liberties In America

Author: Samuel Walker
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1576079279
Size: 10.68 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 3656
Download Read Online
A concise, authoritative guide to civil liberties issues in American society, from freedom of speech and religious liberty to due process, equal protection, and privacy. 20 photos, a list of further resources (print and electronic), and a Chronology

Presidents And Civil Liberties From Wilson To Obama

Author: Samuel Walker
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107016606
Size: 10.31 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 2493
Download Read Online
This book is a history of the civil liberties records of American presidents from Woodrow Wilson to Barack Obama. It examines the full range of civil liberties issues: First Amendment rights of freedom of speech, press, and assembly; due process; equal protection, including racial justice, women's rights, and lesbian and gay rights; privacy rights, including reproductive freedom; and national security issues. The book argues that presidents have not protected or advanced civil liberties, and that several have perpetrated some of worst violations. Some Democratic presidents (Wilson and Roosevelt), moreover, have violated civil liberties as badly as some Republican presidents (Nixon and Bush). This is the first book to examine the full civil liberties records of each president (thus, placing a president's record on civil rights with his record on national security issues), and also to compare the performance on particular issues of all the presidents covered.

Encyclopedia Of American Civil Liberties

Author: Paul Finkelman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135947058
Size: 40.43 MB
Format: PDF
View: 3316
Download Read Online
An encyclopedia on American history and law, this work examines the issues of civil liberties and their relevance to major events. It also provides a historical context and a philosophical discussion of the evolution of civil liberties. It covers aspects, including the traditional civil liberties: freedom of speech, press, assembly, and petition.

The Taming Of Free Speech

Author: Laura Weinrib
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674545710
Size: 61.56 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 6657
Download Read Online
Laura Weinrib shows how a coalition of lawyers and activists made judicial enforcement of the Bill of Rights a defining feature of American democracy. Protection of civil liberties was a calculated bargain between liberals and conservatives to save the courts from New Deal attack and secure free speech for both labor radicals and businesses.

Men Mobs And Law

Author: Rebecca Hill
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 082238146X
Size: 44.72 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 4840
Download Read Online
In Men, Mobs, and Law, Rebecca N. Hill compares two seemingly unrelated types of leftist protest campaigns: those intended to defend labor organizers from prosecution and those seeking to memorialize lynching victims and stop the practice of lynching. Arguing that these forms of protest are related and have substantially influenced one another, Hill points out that both worked to build alliances through appeals to public opinion in the media, by defining the American state as a force of terror, and by creating a heroic identity for their movements. Each has played a major role in the history of radical politics in the United States. Hill illuminates that history by considering the narratives produced during the abolitionist John Brown’s trials and execution, analyzing the defense of the Chicago anarchists of the Haymarket affair, and comparing Ida B. Wells’s and the NAACP’s anti-lynching campaigns to the Industrial Workers of the World’s early-twentieth-century defense campaigns. She also considers conflicts within the campaign to defend Sacco and Vanzetti, chronicles the history of the Communist Party’s International Labor Defense, and explores the Black Panther Party’s defense of George Jackson. As Hill explains, labor defense activists first drew on populist logic, opposing the masses to the state in their campaigns, while anti-lynching activists went in the opposite direction, castigating “the mob” and appealing to the law. Showing that this difference stems from the different positions of whites and Blacks in the American legal system, Hill’s comparison of anti-lynching organizing and radical labor defenses reveals the conflicts and intersections between antiracist struggle and socialism in the United States.

Hate Speech

Author: Samuel Walker
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803297517
Size: 26.57 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
View: 950
Download Read Online
Offers a chronological history of the U.S. policy on hate speech, which in most other countries is prohibited