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Author Sarat, Austin.
Title Dissenting Voices in American Society : the Role of Judges, Lawyers, and Citizens.
Imprint Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.

Author Sarat, Austin.
Subject Dissenting opinions -- United States -- Congresses.
Judicial opinions -- United States -- Congresses.
Dissenters -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States -- Congresses.
Description 1 online resource (252 pages)
Contents Cover; DISSENTING VOICES IN AMERICAN SOCIETY; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Contributors; Acknowledgments; Dissent and the American Story: An Introduction; 1: The Ethics of an Alternative: Counterfactuals and the Tone of Dissent; Forster's Counterfactual Imagination; From Counterfactual Experience to Factual Judgment: Rusk v. State; Comment on Chapter 1: The Role of Counterfactual Imagination in the Legal System: Misplaced Judgment or Inevitable Dissent?; I. The Counterfactual Imagination as Dissent in Literature.
II. The Misuse of the Counterfactual Imagination in Legal Reasoning: The Lesson of Rusk v. StateIII. The Usurpation of Jury Power: An Increasing Problem Right out of the Box; IV. Counterfactual Imagination: A Delicate and Dangerous Enterprise for Jurors and Judges Alike; Conclusion; 2: American Animus: Dissent and Disapproval in Bowers v. Hardwick, Romer v. Evans, and Lawrence v. Texas; Bowers v. Hardwick; Romer v. Evans: In Defense of Animus; A Culture of Animus; Moral Opprobrium and the Voice of the People: The Opposite of Animus; Dissenting against Animus; Lawrence v. Texas.
Regenerating Animus or, Animus as Punitive; Animus as Zero-Sum Game; Conclusion; Comment on Chapter 2: Animus-Supported Argument versus Animus-Supported Standing; 1. Lee's American Animus: A Basis for Law; 2. Animus, However Much a Basis for Law, Is Not a Basis for Legal Standing; 3. Standing for Animus in Gay-Marriage Litigation?; 4. Animus-Based Standing for Conservative Litigants?; 3: Dissent and Authenticity in the History of American Racial Politics; I. Why Write the History of Dissenters?; II. Two Lawyers, and a Generational Divide; III. Dissent and Conformity in a Southern Courtroom.
IV. The Strange Journey of Loren MillerV. Re-writing the History of Dissent; Comment on Chapter 3: Dissenters as Dissidents: Charles Hamilton Houston and Loren Miller; 4: The Legal Academy and the Temptations of Power: The Difficulty of Dissent; I. Do We Believe in Legal Expertise?; II. Sources of Temptation; III. Current Debates Concerning Presidential Power; IV. The Difficulty of the Problem; Comment on Chapter 4: Why Dissent Isn't Free: A Commentary on Pildes's "The Legal Academy and the Temptations of Power"; 1. More Than Guns for Hire; 2. Internal Institutional Risks to Dissent.
3. Limits on Dissent in the Marketplace of Ideas5: Why Societies Don't Need Dissent (as Such); Comment on Chapter 5: Questioning the Value of Dissent and Free Speech More Generally: American Skepticism of Government and the Protectionof Low-Value Speech; I. Dissent -- Indeed Most Speech -- Lacks Much Objective Social Value; II. Pervasive Fear Rather Than Intrinsic Value Undergirds the Protection of Expressive Freedom in the United States; III. The Wider World Does Not Share the Pervasive U.S. Concern with Abusive Use of Government Power and Reposes Greater Trust in the State.
Note IV. The Distrust Principle in Action in the Supreme Court's Modern Free Speech Jurisprudence.
Summary A collection of essays and commentary that explores the status of dissent in the work and lives of judges, lawyers, and citizens, and in our institutions and culture.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781139232234
9781139013635 (electronic book)
1139013637 (electronic book)
ISBN/ISSN 9786613580665
OCLC # 780425840
Additional Format Print version: Sarat, Austin. Dissenting Voices in American Society : The Role of Judges, Lawyers, and Citizens. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©2012 9781107014237

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