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Wasby, Stephen L. 1937-

Overview
Works: 55 works in 189 publications in 1 language and 8,396 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: KF8742, 347.7326
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Most widely held works about Stephen L Wasby
 
Most widely held works by Stephen L Wasby
The Supreme Court in the Federal judicial system by Stephen L Wasby( Book )

22 editions published between 1978 and 1994 in English and held by 1,228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Desegregation from Brown to Alexander : an exploration of Supreme Court strategies by Stephen L Wasby( Book )

10 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The constitutional logic of affirmative action by Ronald Jerry Fiscus( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Few issues are as mired in rhetoric and controversy as is affirmative action. This book cuts to the heart of the issue with precision and eloquence. A compelling and rigorously reasoned argument for a constitutional rationale of affirmative action, it will enhance future debate by clarifying the moral and legal ramifications of this complex, politically charged subject."--BOOK JACKET. "Ronald J. Fiscus begins by drawing a distinction between compensatory and distributive justice. He argues that compensatory justice, although it is the principle underlying efforts to provide remedies in specific, individual cases of discrimination, does not provide an appropriate basis for justifying broader programs of affirmative action."--BOOK JACKET. "Fiscus proposes instead that affirmative action programs can be justified by a theory of distributive justice, which, he argues, avoids the pitfalls that trouble current approaches to affirmative action. His argument begins with the stipulated assumption of equality at birth. Under that assumption, there would be a distribution of opportunity proportionate to society's racial and gender composition. In a society free of all discrimination, for instance, if 20 percent of the population were black, then 20 percent of all jobs, promotions, college acceptances, etc., would go to blacks. Any deviation from this distribution could only be attributed to discrimination."--BOOK JACKET. "Emphasizing race rather than gender (to which his argument also applies), Fiscus focuses on the argument accepted by the Supreme Court in reverse discrimination cases, that whites, particularly white males, are "innocent victims" of affirmative action plans. He argues that proportional quotas do not produce "innocent victims" because those holding positions in excess of what proportionality would provide are not entitled to them. Fiscus argues for quotas--but only quotas that are proportionate to the racial composition of society. Disproportional quotas are not acceptable in his theory of distributive justice."--BOOK JACKET. "The author focuses upon the Supreme Court's affirmative action rulings from Bakke (1976) through Croson (1989), explaining and analyzing these cases extensively. More recent rulings and the 1990s battles over quotas are discussed in an epilogue by Stephen L.Wasby, who edited the book after Fiscus's death in 1990."--BOOK JACKET. "While presenting a lucid and persuasive case for affirmative action, The Constitutional Logic of Affirmative Action also provides a clear overview of the issues surrounding this difficult topic. It is a passionate, yet balanced plea for an intellectual understanding of an issue that often sparks highly rhetorical and emotional debate."--BOOK JACKET
Civil liberties : policy and policy making by Stephen L Wasby( Book )

19 editions published between 1976 and 1986 in English and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Television and socialization to violence : policy implications of
"He shall not pass this way again" : the legacy of Justice William O. Douglas( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Race relations litigation in an age of complexity by Stephen L Wasby( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The impact of the United States Supreme Court; some perspectives by Stephen L Wasby( Book )

17 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political science: the discipline and its dimensions by Stephen L Wasby( Book )

14 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Continuity and change : from the Warren Court to the Burger Court by Stephen L Wasby( Book )

4 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this ground-breaking book, Stephen L. Wasby examines change in the transition from the Warren Court to the Burger Court in terms of liberalism/conservatism, activism/self-restraint, and President Nixon's expectations. However, Wasby stresses the continuity between the two courts - those policy areas where the Burger Court maintained, if not advanced, Warren Court rulings. The author assesses both courts by examining the liberal/conservative aspects of each; he shows the Warren Court as not fully liberal, the better to evaluate the not-full-conservative Burger Court. Continuity and Change covers not only civil liberties, but policy on access to the courts, economic policy, and relations between the branches of government. Wasby supplements policy discussion with material on internal dynamics (agreement/disagreement), nomination and confirmation of Supreme Court nominees, and the Court's screening of cases"--Unedited summary from book cover
Essentials of the American Constitution : the Supreme Court and the fundamental law by Charles H Sheldon( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Constitutional politics is the continued search for equilibrium between grants of power and the limits placed on that power. Essentials of the American Constitution examines five closely integrated components which make up the fundamental law: the Compact, Separation of Powers, Federalism, Representation, and the Bill of Rights. It is the interaction among these components that give the constitution its dynamism, and landmark decisions handed down by the Supreme Court involve two or more of them. This book's unique approach shows how the components often work together, assisting, explainin
The crusade for equality in the workplace : the Griggs v. Duke Power Story by Robert Belton( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On March 8, 1971, the Supreme Court of the United States decided a case, Griggs v. Duke Power Co., brought by thirteen African American employees who worked as common laborers and janitors at one of Duke Power's facilities. The decision, in plaintiffs' favor, marked a profound and enduring challenge to the dominance of white males in the workplace. In this book, Robert Belton, who represented the plaintiffs for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and argued the case in the lower courts, gives a firsthand account of legal history in the making - and a behind-the-scenes look at the highly complex process of putting civil rights law to work. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 eliminated much blatant discrimination, but after its enactment and before Griffs, businesses held the view that a commitment to equality required only eliminating policies and practices that were intentionally discriminatory - the 'disparate treatment' test. In Griggs v. Duke Power Co., the Supreme Court ruled that a 'disparate impact' text could also apply - that the 1964 Civil Rights Act extended to practices with a discriminatory effect. In tracing the impact of the Griggs ruling on employment practices, this book documents the birth, maturation, death, and rebirth of the disparate impact theory, including its erosion by later Supreme Court decisions and its restoration by congressional action in the Civil Rights Act of 1991. Belton conducts us through this historic case from the original lawsuit to the Supreme Court decision in Griggs and beyond as he traces the post-Griggs developments in the lower courts, the Supreme Court, and Congress; he provides informed insights into both litigators' and judges' perspectives and decision-making. His work situates the case in its legal, social, and historical contexts and explores the relationship between public and private enforcement of the law, with a focus on the Legal Defense Fund's litigation campaign against employment discrimination. A detailed examination of the development of legal principles under Title VII, this book tells the story of this seminal decision on equal employment law and offers an unprecedented close-up view of personal conviction, legal strategy, and historical forces combining to effect dramatic social change"--Unedited summary from book jacket
The Analysis of policy impact by Policy Studies Organization, 1979 Symposium on the Analysis of policy Impact( Book )

7 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Small town police and the Supreme Court : hearing the word by Stephen L Wasby( Book )

5 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American Government and politics by Stephen L Wasby( Book )

9 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume and delay in state appellate courts : problems and responses by Stephen L Wasby( Book )

4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vote dilution, minority voting rights, and the courts by Stephen L Wasby( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essentials of the American Constitution by Charles H Sheldon( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pure and the prurient : the politics of obscene literature in Oregon by Stephen L Wasby( )

3 editions published between 1962 and 1968 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selecting judges : merit selection and other matters by Stephen L Wasby( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A life in judging : Ted Goodwin of Oregon by Stephen L Wasby( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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"He shall not pass this way again" : the legacy of Justice William O. Douglas
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The constitutional logic of affirmative action"He shall not pass this way again" : the legacy of Justice William O. DouglasRace relations litigation in an age of complexityEssentials of the American Constitution : the Supreme Court and the fundamental law
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English (149)