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O'Brien, David M.

Overview
Works: 97 works in 300 publications in 1 language and 16,575 library holdings
Genres: Trials, litigation, etc  Periodicals  Bibliography  Casebooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: KF8742, 347.7326
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David M O'Brien
Storm center : the Supreme Court in American politics by David M O'Brien( Book )

45 editions published between 1986 and 2017 in English and held by 3,658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Previous editions published : 7th (2005) and 1st (1986)
Abortion and American politics by Barbara Hinkson Craig( Book )

9 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How the deeply divisive abortion controversy has played out on state and national levels during the past two decades provides an illustrative portrait, even if in some ways a disappointing reflection, of the operation of American government and politics. In Abortion and American Politics, Barbara H. Craig and David M. O'Brien tell the story of this explosive social issue, from the Supreme Court's landmark 1973 ruling in Roe v. Wade, through the years of grass-roots activism and public debate that led to the de-turning 1989 decision in Webster v. Reproductive Health Services and to the no less controversial 1992 ruling in Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey. Against the background of ambiguities of public opinion polls, the authors trace the strategic maneuvering of interest groups in bringing litigation and in pushing for legislation and executive action. And they underscore the prospects for further changes in the national debate over abortion with the Clinton administration's policies and its judicial appointees. Without attempting to resolve the abortion controversy or to advocate one or another position, Craig and O'Brien present a comprehensive analysis of the complex interaction of interest groups, the states, the courts, Congress, and the president and the executive branch. As a case study of institutional conflict over public policy, Abortion and American Politics demonstrates the enduring vitality of the Founders' vision of a system of constitutional politics that allows for incremental change as a means to ensure stability in the face of unyielding social controversy
Judges on judging : views from the bench by David M O'Brien( Book )

24 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in English and held by 1,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A "collection of essays by federal and state jurists, conservatives and liberals, ... [providing] insights into the nature and dynamics of the judicial process and various roles of the judge and the courts, especially the U.S. Supreme Court, in the American polity."
The public's right to know : the Supreme Court and the First Amendment by David M O'Brien( Book )

12 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Constitutional law and politics by David M O'Brien( Book )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2017 in English and held by 953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apresenta extratos e opiniões de importantes casos da Corte Suprema dos Estados Unidos, aprofundando questões que permitem compreender as decisões e seu significado histórico e político
Privacy, law, and public policy by David M O'Brien( Book )

10 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Views from the bench : the judiciary and constitutional politics( Book )

8 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Animal sacrifice and religious freedom : Church of the Lukumi Babalu Aye v. City of Hialeah by David M O'Brien( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Santeria religion of Cuba--the Way of the Saints--mixes West African Yoruba culture with Catholicism. Similar to Haitian voodoo, Santeria has long practiced animal sacrifice in certain rites. But when Cuban immigrants brought those rituals to Florida, local authorities were suddenly confronted with a controversial situation that pitted the regulation of public health and morality against religious freedom. After Ernesto Pichardo established a Santeria church in Hialeah in the 1980s, the city of Hialeah responded by passing ordinances banning ritual animal sacrifice. Although on the surface those ordinances seemed general in intent, they were clearly aimed at Pichardo's church. When Pichardo subsequently sued the city, a federal court ruled in the latter's favor, in effect privileging the regulation of public health and morality over the church's free exercise of its religion. The U.S. Supreme Court heard Pichardo's appeal in 1993 and unanimously decided that the city had overstepped its bounds in targeting this particular religious group; however, the court was sharply divided regarding the basis of its decision. Three concurring opinions registered distinctly different views of the First Amendment, the limits of government regulation, and the religious freedom of minorities. In the end, the nine justices collectively concluded that freedom of religious belief was absolute while the freedom to practice the tenets of any faith were subject to non-discriminatory local regulations."--Publisher's description
Congress shall make no law : the First Amendment, unprotected expression, and the Supreme Court by David M O'Brien( Book )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The First Amendment declares "Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press." Yet, Congress and the states have sought repeatedly to curb these freedoms. The Supreme Court of the United States in turn gradually expanded First Amendment protection for freedom of expression but also defined certain categories of expression: obscenity, defamation, commercial speech, and disruptive expression-as constitutionally unprotected. From the Alien and Sedition Act of 1798 to the most recent cases to come before the Supreme Court, noted legal scholar David M. O'Brien provides the first comprehensive examination of these exceptions to the absolute command of the First Amendment
What process is due? : courts and science-policy disputes by David M O'Brien( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judicial independence in the age of democracy : critical perspectives from around the world( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judicial roulette : report of the Twentieth Century Fund Task Force on Judicial Selection by Twentieth Century Fund( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To dream of dreams : religious freedom and constitutional politics in postwar Japan by David M O'Brien( Book )

14 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prior to World War II, State Shinto, which was centered on the worship of the emperor and Yasukuni Shrine's cult of war dead, was established in support of the government and militarism. Since the end of the Occupation, Japanese conservatives have sought to restore State Shinto's institutions even as expanded military budgets have placed Japan among the top five countries in defense spending. This timely book focuses on the struggles against government attempts to revive "the emperor system" and Japan's prewar military presence. Organized around case studies and based on extensive interviews, it treats the operations of the Japanese court system thoroughly and uncovers important cases regarding religious liberty that remain little know even among specialists on modern Japanese history and society. It shows that litigation has been brought by pacifists, liberals, and others fiercely opposed to renewed militarism and to governmental support for the symbolism and institutions of State Shinto. Finally, it reveals how religious minorities have sought the enforcement of provisions for the free exercise of religion. Throughout, the author offers important information on the composition of courts involved and the attitudes of specific judges and provides translated texts of significant judicial decisions, in the process dispelling the stereotype of the Japanese as "reluctant litigants." In addition he provides a rich historical context by introducing U.S. cases showing the history of judicial interpretation of relations between religion and state
Supreme Court watch by United States( )

in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The right of privacy--its constitutional & social dimensions : a comprehensive bibliography by David M O'Brien( Book )

5 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Constitutional law and politics by David M O'Brien( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Lanahan readings in civil rights and civil liberties( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the third edtion of a broad collection of engaging readings that has been widely assigned in a variety of civil rights and law-related courses. New to this edition is a major section (Part One) on the Supreme Court and the construction of civil rights and liberties reflecting contrasting views of Constitutional interpretation. For this third edition, noted Constiututional law scholar David M. O'Brien has selected nearly forty essays to represent diverse and rival views on major conflicts: the First Amanement and hate speech, commerical speech, and pornography; law and religion; unreasonable searches and criminal procedure, racial profiling, and capital punishment; civil liberties and national security; affirmative action, gender equality, and others. With selections written by justices of the Court, legal scholars, political scientists, sociologists, historians, and journalists, and drawn from a wide variety of sources, both scholarly and popular, this new edition remains the ideal reader to assign to students in courses on civil rights and civil liberties, Constitutional law, and any other course taking up the ongoing legal, political, and social issues that have such impact on American life. -- Book cover
Courts and judicial policymaking by Christopher P Banks( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Constitutional law and politics by David M O'Brien( Book )

in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Supreme Court watch -- 1994 : highlights of the 1993-1994 term : preview of the 1994-1995 term by David M O'Brien( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Abortion and American politics
Alternative Names
O'Brien, David Michael 1951-

オブライエン, デイヴィッド・M

Languages
English (193)

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Abortion and American politicsJudges on judging : views from the benchThe public's right to know : the Supreme Court and the First AmendmentConstitutional law and politicsPrivacy, law, and public policyAnimal sacrifice and religious freedom : Church of the Lukumi Babalu Aye v. City of HialeahCongress shall make no law : the First Amendment, unprotected expression, and the Supreme CourtJudicial independence in the age of democracy : critical perspectives from around the world