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Fiss, Owen M.

Overview
Works: 111 works in 298 publications in 4 languages and 8,961 library holdings
Genres: History  Trials, litigation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Casebooks (Law)  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Other
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Most widely held works about Owen M Fiss
 
Most widely held works by Owen M Fiss
A way out : America's ghettos and the legacy of racism by Owen M Fiss( )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 1,515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Inner cities, writes Owen Fiss, are structures of subordination. The only way to end the poverty they transmit across generations is to help people move out of them - and into neighborhoods with higher employment rates and decent schools. Based on programs tried successfully in Chicago and elsewhere, Fiss's proposal is for a provocative national policy initiative that would give inner-city residents rent vouchers so they could move to better neighborhoods. This would end at last the informal segregation, by race and income, of our metropolitan regions. Given the government's role in creating and maintaining segregation, Fiss argues, justice demands no less than such sweeping federal action."--Jacket
The irony of free speech by Owen M Fiss( Book )

20 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where most liberal accounts cast the state as the enemy of freedom and the First Amendment as a restraint, this one reminds us that the state can also be the friend of freedom, protecting and fostering speech that might otherwise die unheard, depriving our democracy of the full range and richness of its expression
The law as it could be by Owen M Fiss( )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Law As It Could Be gathers Fiss's most important work on procedure, adjudication and public reason, introduced by the author and including contextual introductions for each piece--some of which are among the most cited in Twentieth Century legal studies. Fiss surveys the legal terrain between the landmark cases of Brown v. Board of Education and Bush v. Gore to reclaim the legal legacy of the Civil Rights Movement. He argues forcefully for a vision of judges as instruments of public reason and of the courts as a means of shaping society in the image of the Constitution. In building his argu
A war like no other : the constitution in a time of terror by Owen M Fiss( )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Owen Fiss has been a leading legal scholar for over thirty years, yet before 2001 it would have seemed unlikely for him to write about national security and the laws of war; his focus was civil procedure and equal protection, but when the War on Terror began to shroud legal proceedings in secrecy, he realized that the bulwarks of procedure that shield the individual from the awesome power of the state were dissolving, perhaps irreparably, and that it was time for him to speak up. The ten chapters in this volume cover the major legal battlefronts of the War on Terror from Guantánamo to drones, with a focus on the constitutional implications of those new tools. The underlying theme is Fiss's concern for the offense done to the U.S. Constitution by the administrative and legislative branches of government in the name of public safety and the refusal of the judiciary to hold the government accountable. A War Like No Other will be an essential intellectual foundation for all concerned about constitutional rights and the law in a new age."--
Liberalism divided : freedom of speech and the many uses of State power by Owen M Fiss( Book )

10 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Fiss examines contemporary free-speech issues in the context of the collision of liberal ideas of equality and freedom with modern social structures and speculates on what role the state might play in furthering robust public debate
The civil rights injunction by Owen M Fiss( Book )

9 editions published between 1976 and 1994 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Troubled beginnings of the modern state, 1888-1910 by Owen M Fiss( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A community of equals : the constitutional protection of new Americans by Owen M Fiss( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Injunctions by Owen M Fiss( Book )

13 editions published between 1972 and 1984 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Una comunidad de iguales : la proteccion constitucional de los nuevos ciudadanos by Owen M Fiss( )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in Spanish and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pillars of justice : lawyers and the liberal tradition by Owen M Fiss( Book )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pillars of Justice explores the purpose and possibilities of life in the law through moving accounts of thirteen lawyers who shaped the legal world during the past half century. Some, such as Thurgood Marshall, were Supreme Court Justices. Others, like John Doar and Burke Marshall, set the civil rights policies of the federal government during the 1960s. Some, including Harry Kalven and Catharine MacKinnon, have taught at the greatest law schools of the nation and nourished the liberalism rooted in the civil rights era. Jurists from abroad--Aharon Barak, for example--were responsible for the rise of the human rights movement that today carries the burden of advancing liberal values. These lawyers came from diverse backgrounds and held various political views. What unites them is a deep, abiding commitment to Brown v. Board of Education as an exceptional moment in the life of the law--a willingness to move mountains, if need be, to ensure that we are living up to our best selves. In tracing how these lawyers over a period of fifty years used the Brown ruling and its spirit as a beacon to guide their endeavors, this history tells the epic story of the liberal tradition in the law. For Owen Fiss, one of the country's leading constitutional theorists, the people described were mentors, colleagues, and friends. In his portraits, Fiss tries to identify the unique qualities of mind and character that made these individuals so important to the institutions and legal principles they served--
The structure of procedure by Robert M Cover( Book )

8 editions published between 1979 and 1992 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Federal procedural system : a rule and statutory source book by Robert M Cover( Book )

10 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Procedure by Robert M Cover( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Fields and the law : essays( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adjudication and its alternatives : an introduction to procedure by Owen M Fiss( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buffalo Creek : a game of discovery (initial disclosure version) by Owen M Fiss( )

in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This game introduces students to pre-trial discovery under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The discovery issues arise from the mass tort litigation begun in the aftermath of the Buffalo Creek flooding disaster of 1972. This game assumes the jurisdiction has not opted-out of the Rule 26 initial and pre-trial disclosure requirements. In addition to problems about legal entitlement to discovery, the game asks players about their obligations to disclose information without awaiting a discovery request from their opponents. In many questions, after a description of potential items for disclosure or discovery, the player in possession of the information is asked if he or she wants to disclose it. Next, the receiving player is asked if he or she wants to seek discovery of the information in questions or additional information. Attorneys must decide whether the rules require disclosure of the items in question; whether to resist discovery; and must provide reasons for failing to disclose or resisting a discovery request. The computer plays the roles of the clerk of the court (to file motions) and Judge K.K. Hall (to rule on the motions and offer observations about the player's performance). Players must also consider time, the cost of discovery litigation, the cost of compliance with requests, and their reputations"--CALI lessons subject list
Randolph County : a game of discovery by Owen M Fiss( )

in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This game, the newest game in the Coney Island & Buffalo Creek series, introduces students to pre-trial discovery under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Like Buffalo Creek II: A Game of Discovery, it assumes the jurisdiction has not opted-out of the Rule 26 initial and pre-trial disclosure requirements. The discovery issues arise in the context of a class action school desegregation case. One player represents the plaintiffs who contend the school district is failing in 1994 to comply with a 1970 school desegregation order. The other player represents the defendant school district, the school board, and its employees (including a high school principal whose remarks concerning interracial dating at a prom brought him national notoriety). Several of the questions have multiple parts. After a description of potential items for disclosure or discovery, the player in possession of the information is asked if he or she wants to disclose it. Next, the receiving player is asked if he or she wants to seek discovery of the information in question or additional information. Attorneys must decide whether the rules require disclosure of the items in question; whether to resist discovery; and must provide reasons for failing to disclose or resisting a discovery request. The computer plays the roles of the clerk of the court (to file motions) and Judge Myron Thompson (to rule on the motion and offer observations about the player's performance). Players must also consider time, the cost of discovery litigation, the cost of compliance with requests, and their reputation"--CALI lessons subject list
Woburn : a game of discovery by Owen M Fiss( )

in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Woburn will teach students the details of the rules. It will also illuminate the strategic dimensions of discovery. While pursuing their discovery efforts within the context of the rules, the players are forced to think strategically about the costs of various discovery activities, time constraints, and their reputation with the judge, jury, and the legal community at large. Frivolous motions are punished by a loss of reputation; time-consuming document requests may exhaust a player's financial resources. The need to juggle these non-legal factors brings the rules to life, showing the student how particular rules affect attorneys' decision-making processes in concrete situations
 
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A way out : America's ghettos and the legacy of racism
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Fiss, Owen 1938-

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The irony of free speechThe law as it could beLiberalism divided : freedom of speech and the many uses of State powerTroubled beginnings of the modern state, 1888-1910A community of equals : the constitutional protection of new AmericansThe Federal procedural system : a rule and statutory source book