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Cortner, Richard C.

Overview
Works: 17 works in 99 publications in 1 language and 7,459 library holdings
Genres: Trials, litigation, etc  History  Trial and arbitral proceedings  Autographs 
Roles: Author
Classifications: KF4749, 342.73085
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Most widely held works by Richard C Cortner
A "Scottsboro" case in Mississippi : the Supreme Court and Brown v. Mississippi by Richard C Cortner( )

11 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and held by 1,584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Supreme Court and the second Bill of Rights : the fourteenth amendment and the nationalization of civil liberties by Richard C Cortner( Book )

14 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The apportionment cases by Richard C Cortner( Book )

7 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mob intent on death : the NAACP and the Arkansas riot cases by Richard C Cortner( Book )

7 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a landmark Fourteenth Amendment case, and one of the NAACP's first campaigns of national litigation, sixty-seven blacks were sentenced to prison and twelve others to the electric chair. It took five years of bitter failure, rescheduled execution deadlines, numerous trials and hearings, and three appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court, but in the end all went free. It was a great victory for the right to fair trial, the right not to be deprived of life and liberty without due process. The October 1, 1919, 'Race War' (Arkansas Gazette) began in a small black church in the village of Hoop Spur in Phillips County, near the Mississippi River in eastern Arkansas. Five white men and probably more than 200 black men, women, and children were killed. Whites called it a planned insurrection to murder white planters, instigated by union agitators. Blacks said they had gathered in their church to seek legal help to get a fairer price for their cotton. There was later evidence that testimony and confessions had been bought by torture. Three attorneys - Colonel George W. Murphy, a white ex-Confederate officer; Scipio Africanus Jones, a black ex-slave; and Moorfield Storey, a Boston aristocrat and NAACP president - led the defense. There are many other vivid characters in this story, among them Walter White, young, blue-eyed, blond NAACP officer, who passed as white to investigate the Arkansas riots; U.S. Bratton, fighting Arkansas lawyer; Governor Charles H. Brough, who thought Arkansas had 'dealt patiently with the negroes'; Ed Ware, black sharecropper and defendant, who said, 'the Lord will never let us die for we are innocent.' A Mob Intent on Death is a lesson in American constitutional law as it was lived by real people in a time of bigotry, a time in which justice was almost defeated but eventually triumphed"--Unedited summary from book cover
The Wagner act cases by Richard C Cortner( Book )

17 editions published between 1961 and 1980 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civil rights and public accommodations : the Heart of Atlanta Motel and McClung cases by Richard C Cortner( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Title II of the 1964 Civil Rights Act prohibited discrimination in public accommodations, and shortly after its passage blacks were refused service at the Heart of Atlanta Motel and at Ollie's Barbecue in Birmingham, Alabama, as a test of the new law by business owners who claimed the right to choose their own customers. These challenges made their way to the Supreme Court, becoming landmark cases frequently cited in law. Until now, however, they have never benefited from book-length analysis. Cortner provides an inside account of the litigation in both decisions to tell how they spelled the end to segregation in the South."--Jacket
The Kingfish and the Constitution : Huey Long, the First Amendment, and the emergence of modern press freedom in America by Richard C Cortner( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a book review by Nancy Maveety of "Kingfish and the Constitution: Huey Long, the First Amendment, and the Emergence of Modern Press Freedom in America," written by Richard C. Cortner. Notes that the review is provided online by "The Law and Politics Book Review" (ISSN 1062-7421), a publication of the Law and Courts Section of the American Political Science Association
The Supreme Court and civil liberties policy by Richard C Cortner( Book )

6 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bureaucracy in court : commentaries and case studies in administrative law by Richard C Cortner( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The iron horse and the Constitution : the railroads and the transformation of the fourteenth amendment by Richard C Cortner( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Jones & Laughlin case by Richard C Cortner( Book )

3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern constitutional law; commentary and case studies by Richard C Cortner( Book )

5 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Constitutional law and politics; three Arizona case-studies by Richard C Cortner( Book )

4 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Arizona train limit case: Southern Pacific Co. v. Arizona by Richard C Cortner( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry J. Abraham papers by Henry J Abraham( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The collection also contains a copy of his 1952 dissertation "Compulsary voting: its practice and theory"; photocopies and associated materials for "Freedom and the courts" and manuscripts and/or research material for several articles including "Attaining membership on the Court: facts and fantasies in the appointment process, ""Carterizing the judiciary," "Constitutional and other definitions of religion: the contemporary scene," "Impact of religious-spiritual values on United States political and social dynamics," "Justices and presidents: some reflections on myths and truths informing the appointment process, " "Merit or Senority? Reflections on the politics of recent appointments to the chief justiceship of India," "A note on the appointment of justices of the Supreme Court of the United States," "The old equal protection and the new," "Reflections on affirmative action and reverse discrimination or preferential treatment," "Reflections on FDR's appointees to the Supreme Court," "Reflections on the recruitment, nomination, and confirmation process to the federal bench," "Religion, the Constitution, the Court, and society," "Selection process in choosing federal judges," "Some contemporary reflections on the nomination process to the federal bench," and "Supreme Court selection process: presidential motivations and judicial performance."
Liberty of contract in American constitutional law by Richard C Cortner( Book )

1 edition published in 1958 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Wobblies and Fiske v. Kansas : victory and disintegration by Richard C Cortner( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The Supreme Court and the second Bill of Rights : the fourteenth amendment and the nationalization of civil liberties
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The Supreme Court and the second Bill of Rights : the fourteenth amendment and the nationalization of civil libertiesThe apportionment casesCivil rights and public accommodations : the Heart of Atlanta Motel and McClung casesThe Kingfish and the Constitution : Huey Long, the First Amendment, and the emergence of modern press freedom in AmericaThe iron horse and the Constitution : the railroads and the transformation of the fourteenth amendment