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Practical equality : forging justice in a divided nation, Robert L. Tsai

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Practical equality : forging justice in a divided nation
Title
Practical equality
Title remainder
forging justice in a divided nation
Statement of responsibility
Robert L. Tsai
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
  • The American University law professor offers a guide for activists, lawyers, public officials, and citizens that identifies innovative use of American legal ideas to pursue equality and promote fairness, justice, and free speech
  • "A path-breaking account of how Americans have used innovative legal measures to overcome injustice--and an indispensable guide to pursuing equality in our time. Equality is easy to grasp in theory but often hard to achieve in reality. In this accessible and wide-ranging work, American University law professor Robert L. Tsai offers a stirring account of how legal ideas that aren't necessarily about equality at all--ensuring fair play, behaving reasonably, avoiding cruelty, and protecting free speech--have often been used to overcome resistance to justice and remain vital today. [This] is an original and compelling book on the intersection of law and society. Tsai, a leading expert on constitutional law who has written widely in the popular press, traces challenges to equality throughout American history: from the oppression of emancipated slaves after the Civil War to the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II to President Trump's ban on Muslim travelers. He applies lessons from these and other past struggles to such pressing contemporary issues as the rights of sexual minorities and the homeless, racism in the criminal justice system, police brutality, voting restrictions, oppressive measures against migrants, and more. Deeply researched and well argued, Practical Equality offers a sense of optimism and a guide to pursuing equality for activists, lawyers, public officials, and concerned citizens."--Dust jacket
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DLC
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1971-
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Tsai, Robert L.
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Equality before the law
  • Equality
  • Freedom of speech
  • Justice, Administration of
  • Equality before the law
  • Equality
  • Equality before the law
  • Freedom of speech
  • Justice, Administration of
  • United States
Label
Practical equality : forging justice in a divided nation, Robert L. Tsai
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
276 pages
Isbn
9780393652024
Lccn
2018037970
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1037811124
Label
Practical equality : forging justice in a divided nation, Robert L. Tsai
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
276 pages
Isbn
9780393652024
Lccn
2018037970
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1037811124

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