Reclaiming the Federal Courts
By (author) Larry W. Yackle
Normal Price: $149.00
Your Price: $134.10 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $14.90! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $6.70 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply
Reclaiming the Federal Courts by Larry W. Yackle
Book DescriptionGo ahead and try to make a federal case of it. That may seem to be your right, but as Larry Yackle reveals in "Reclaiming the Federal Courts," the guardians of that right don't see it that way. A systematic study of the role the federal courts play in enforcing the Constitution, this powerful book shows how the current conservative Supreme Court has undermined that role by restricting citizens' access to these courts.Yackle focuses on judicially created doctrines that channel certain cases away from the federal courts (which tend to hold government power in check) and into state courts (which tend to allow government a relatively free hand). In doing so, he clearly shows how seemingly arcane and confusing legal technicalities actually tilt the delicate balance between government power and individual liberty in the United States. As he traces the historical underpinnings of the federal judicial system, Yackle explains how access to the federal courts in federal-question cases is intertwined with the most fundamental elements of American Jurisprudence--Legal Formalism, Legal Realism, Legal Process, and the Civil Rights Movement--as well as with the recent conservative retrenchment. He goes on to examine specific modern doctrines. Here we see how the Rehnquist Court's restrictive rules deny citizens standing to sue in federal court, disclaim the federal courts' jurisdiction even when standing is conceded, channel cases away from the federal courts even when they have jurisdiction, and frustrate the right to petition the federal courts for a writ of habeas corpus--perhaps the most fundamental right of any citizen.Yackle's straightforward style makes his description and analysis of existing law intelligible to students and others who wish to understand how the federal judicial system actually functions--or fails to function. The book concludes with concrete recommendations for congressional action to correct the subtle but significant injustice that Yackle so clearly and cogently exposes.
Buy Reclaiming the Federal Courts book by Larry W. Yackle from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780674750074
(235mm x 155mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 15-Dec-1994
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Larry W. Yackle
Reform and Regret, Hardback (June 1989)» View all books by Larry W. Yackle
This book provides a descriptive analysis of the campaign to achieve prison reform in Alabama through the federal courts.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Reclaiming the Federal Courts book by Larry W. Yackle and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Larry W. Yackle
Larry W. Yackle is a Professor of Law at Boston University School of Law
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2017. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.