In the first comprehensive study of election law since the Supreme Court decided Bush v. Gore, Richard L. Hasen rethinks the Courtas role in regulating elections. Drawing on the case files of the Warren, Burger, and Rehnquist courts, Hasen roots the Courtas intervention in political process cases to the landmark 1962 case, Baker v. Carr. The case opened the courts to a variety of election law disputes, to the point that the courts now control and direct major aspects of the American electoral process. The Supreme Court does have a crucial role to play in protecting a socially constructed acorea of political equality principles, contends Hasen, but it should leave contested questions of political equality to the political process itself. Under this standard, many of the Courtas most important election law cases from Baker to Bush have been wrongly decided.The archival study suggests conferences may outperform courts on things that matter to victims: an admission to ... Rosie wanted a considerable number of community service hours, and Tanya wanted to see Zac jailed but would haveanbsp;...
|Title||:||Gender and Crime|
|Author||:||Karen Heimer, Candace Kruttschnitt|
|Publisher||:||NYU Press - 2006|