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After Marriage EqualityThe Future of LGBT Rights

After Marriage Equality: The Future of LGBT Rights

Carlos A. Ball (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479883080
eISBN:
9781479898794
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479883080.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This book brings together twelve original essays by leading scholars of law, politics, and society to address the most important question facing the LGBT movement today: What does marriage equality ... More

America's Death PenaltyBetween Past and Present

America's Death Penalty: Between Past and Present

David Garland, Randall McGowen, and Michael Meranze (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732663
eISBN:
9780814733042
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732663.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Over the past three decades, the United States has embraced the death penalty with tenacious enthusiasm. While most of those countries whose legal systems and cultures are normally compared to the ... More

American Constitutionalism Heard Round the World, 1776-1989A Global Perspective

American Constitutionalism Heard Round the World, 1776-1989: A Global Perspective

George Athan Billias

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814791073
eISBN:
9780814739013
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791073.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Constitutionalism represents America's greatest gift to human freedom, yet its story remains largely untold. For over 200 years, its ideals, ideas, and institutions influenced different peoples in ... More

At Home in Two CountriesThe Past and Future of Dual Citizenship

At Home in Two Countries: The Past and Future of Dual Citizenship

Peter J. Spiro

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780814785829
eISBN:
9780814724347
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814785829.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Although commonplace today, dual citizenship was once considered an abnormality, or even an abomination. Yet by the last decades of the twentieth century, perhaps fueled by the civil rights movement ... More

At Liberty to DieThe Battle for Death with Dignity in America

At Liberty to Die: The Battle for Death with Dignity in America

Howard Ball

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814791042
eISBN:
9780814769751
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791042.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Over the past hundred years, average life expectancy in America has nearly doubled. Yet while longevity is celebrated as an achievement in modern civilization, the longer people live, the more likely ... More

Beyond DeportationThe Role of Prosecutorial Discretion in Immigration Cases

Beyond Deportation: The Role of Prosecutorial Discretion in Immigration Cases

Shoba Wadhia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479829224
eISBN:
9781479807543
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479829224.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

When Beatles star John Lennon faced deportation from the U.S. in the 1970s, his lawyer, Leon Wildes, made a groundbreaking argument. He argued that Lennon should be granted “nonpriority” status ... More

Blaming MothersAmerican Law and the Risks to Children's Health

Blaming Mothers: American Law and the Risks to Children's Health

Linda C. Fentiman

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780814724828
eISBN:
9780814770290
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724828.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

In the past several decades, medicine, the media, and popular culture have focused on mothers as the primary source of health risk for their children, even though American children are healthier than ... More

Breaking the Devil's PactThe Battle to Free the Teamsters from the Mob

Breaking the Devil's Pact: The Battle to Free the Teamsters from the Mob

James B. Jacobs and Kerry T. Cooperman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814743089
eISBN:
9780814743669
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814743089.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

In 1988, Manhattan US Attorney Rudolph Giuliani brought a massive civil racketeering suit against the leadership of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), at the time possibly the most ... More

Cheating WelfarePublic Assistance and the Criminalization of Poverty

Cheating Welfare: Public Assistance and the Criminalization of Poverty

Kaaryn S. Gustafson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732311
eISBN:
9780814733394
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732311.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

Over the last three decades, welfare policies have been informed by popular beliefs that welfare fraud is rampant. As a result, welfare policies have become more punitive and the boundaries between ... More

Children, Sexuality, and the Law

Children, Sexuality, and the Law

Sacha M. Coupet and Ellen Marrus (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814723852
eISBN:
9780814724217
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814723852.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

American political and legal culture is uncomfortable with children's sexuality. While aware that sexual expression is a necessary part of human development, law rarely contemplates the complex ways ... More

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