Gender and Crime

Gender and Crime

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In the first comprehensive study of election law since the Supreme Court decided Bush v. Gore, Richard L. Hasen rethinks the Courta€™s role in regulating elections. Drawing on the case files of the Warren, Burger, and Rehnquist courts, Hasen roots the Courta€™s 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 a€œcorea€ 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 Courta€™s 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


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