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Ball, Howard 1937-

Overview
Works: 67 works in 265 publications in 1 language and 26,305 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Reference works  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Speaker
Classifications: KF8745.B55, B
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Most widely held works about Howard Ball
 
Most widely held works by Howard Ball
Justice downwind : America's atomic testing program in the 1950's by Howard Ball( Book )

11 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the legal, political, and moral battle between U.S. citizens and the U.S. government concerning the Nevada atomic bomb tests
The USA Patriot Act of 2001 : balancing civil liberties and national security : a reference handbook by Howard Ball( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outlines the state of national security before September 11, 2001, the USA PATRIOT ACT passed in response to 9/11, the civil liberties questions posed by the act, and the players on both sides
The Supreme Court in the intimate lives of Americans : birth, sex, marriage, childrearing, and death by Howard Ball( Book )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2003. Personal rights, such as the right to procreate--or not--and the right to die generate endless debate. This book maps out the legal, political, and ethical issues swirling around personal rights. Howard Ball shows how the Supreme Court has grappled with the right to reproduce and to abort, and takes on the issue of auto-euthanasia and assisted suicide, from Karen Ann Quinlan through Kevorkian and just recently to the Florida case of the woman who was paralyzed by a gunshot from her mother and who had the plug pulled on herself. For the last half of the twe
Murder in Mississippi : United States v. Price and the struggle for civil rights by Howard Ball( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few episodes in the modern civil rights movement were more galvanizing or more memorialized than the brutal murders of Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman, and James Chaney--idealists eager to protect and promote the rights of black Americans, even in the deep and very dangerous South. In films like Mississippi Burning and popular folk songs, these young men have been venerated as martyrs. Even so, the landmark legal dimensions of their murder case have until now remained largely lost. Howard Ball reminds us just how problematic the prosecution of the murderers--all members of the KKK--actually was. When the State of Mississippi failed to indict them, the U.S. tried to prosecute the case in federal district court. The judge there, however, ruled that the federal government had no jurisdiction. When the U.S. appealed, the Supreme Court unanimously overturned the lower court decision, claiming that federal authorities did indeed have the power to police civil rights violations in any state. United States v. Price (1967) thus produced a landmark decision that signaled a seismic shift in American legal history and race relations, for it meant that local authorities could no longer shield racist lawbreakers. Ball weaves the tales of victims and perpetrators into a single compelling story in which the legal process becomes as much personal as political.--From publisher description
A defiant life : Thurgood Marshall and the persistence of racism in America by Howard Ball( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thurgood Marshall's extraordinary contribution to civil rights and overcoming racism is more topical than ever, as the national debate on race and the overturning of affirmative action policies make headlines nationwide. Howard Ball, author of eighteen books on the Supreme Court and the federal judiciary, has done copious research for this incisive biography to present an authoritative portrait of Marshall the jurist." "Using race as the defining theme, Ball spotlights Marshall's genius in working within the legal system to further his lifelong commitment to racial equality. With the help of numerous, previously unpublished sources, Ball presents a lucid account of Marshall's illustrious career and his historic impact on American civil rights."--BOOK JACKET
The Bakke case : race, education, and affirmative action by Howard Ball( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the law and politics surrounding the Bakee case; a case claiming reverse discrimnation, considered by many as the most important civil rights decision since the end of segregation
Of power and right : Hugo Black, William O. Douglas, and America's constitutional revolution by Howard Ball( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bush, the detainees, & the Constitution : the battle over presidential power in the War on Terror by Howard Ball( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presidential power versus the Constitution's limits on power -- Capturing the enemy -- Treatment of the enemy -- Bush versus the U.S. Supreme Court, round one, 2003-2004 -- Bush versus the U.S. Supreme Court, round two, 2004-2006 -- Bush trumps the U.S. Supreme Court : the 2006 Military Commissions Act
Hugo L. Black : cold steel warrior by Howard Ball( Book )

10 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fervent New Deal advocate, Black lent his support to F.D.R's court packing plan, and was one of the few who stood with the President until the measure's defeat in 1937. Less than one month later, F.D.R. rewarded Black by nominating him to the Supreme Court. Soon after Black's confirmation by the Senate, the story of his Klan membership spread across the nation, prompting Time magazine to write that "Hugo won't have to buy a robe, he can dye his white one black." One of Black's early opinions for the Court, however, changed most of the negative opinion about him. Writing for the majority in the critically important 1940 case of Chambers v. Florida, Black and his colleagues overturned the convictions of four African-American men unjustly convicted of murder
At liberty to die : the battle for death with dignity in America by Howard Ball( Book )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over the past hundred years, average life expectancy in America has nearly doubled, due largely to scientific and medical advances, but also as a consequence of safer working conditions, a heightened awareness of the importance of diet and health, and other factors. Yet while longevity is celebrated as an achievement in modern civilization, the longer people live, the more likely they are to succumb to chronic, terminal illnesses. In 1900, the average life expectancy was 47 years, with a majority of American deaths attributed to influenza, tuberculosis, pneumonia, or other diseases. In 2000, the average life expectancy was nearly 80 years, and for too many people, these long lifespans included cancer, heart failure, Lou Gehrig's Disease, AIDS, or other fatal illnesses, and with them, came debilitating pain and the loss of a once-full and often independent lifestyle. In this compelling and provocative book, noted legal scholar Howard Ball poses the pressing question: is it appropriate, legally and ethically, for a competent individual to have the liberty to decide how and when to die when faced with a terminal illness? At Liberty to Die charts how, the right of a competent, terminally ill person to die on his or her own terms with the help of a doctor has come deeply embroiled in debates about the relationship between religion, civil liberties, politics, and law in American life. Exploring both the legal rulings and the media frenzies that accompanied the Terry Schiavo case and others like it, Howard Ball contends that despite raging battles in all the states where right to die legislation has been proposed, the opposition to the right to die is intractable in its stance. Combining constitutional analysis, legal history, and current events, Ball surveys the constitutional arguments that have driven the right to die debate"--Provided by publisher
Prosecuting war crimes and genocide : the twentieth-century experience by Howard Ball( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beginning with the 1899 Geneva Accords and the Armenian genocide of World War I, Ball traces efforts to create an institution to judge, punish, and ultimately deter such atrocities - particularly since World War II, since which there have been at least fifteen major cases of genocide." "The book also analyzes the reluctance of the United States to sanction the ICC, tracing longstanding U.S. reluctance to grant criminal justice jurisdiction to an international prosecutor."--Jacket
War crimes and justice : a reference handbook by Howard Ball( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A research guide with a chronology of treaties and events; brief biographies of activists and other important personages; the texts of the Geneva Conventions, statues establishing international tribunals and the International Criminal Court, and other pertinent documents, a directory of governmental and nongovernmental organizations, and listings of print and nonprint research materials. Also included are two interpretive essays that, in turn, look at historical issues and current issues and controversies
Compromised compliance : implementation of the 1965 Voting Rights Act by Howard Ball( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vision and the dream of Justice Hugo L. Black : an examination of a judicial philosophy by Howard Ball( Book )

4 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Courts and politics : the Federal judicial system by Howard Ball( Book )

9 editions published between 1980 and 1987 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judicial craftsmanship or fiat? : Direct overturn by the United States Supreme Court by Howard Ball( Book )

7 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No pledge of privacy : the Watergate tapes litigation by Howard Ball( Book )

5 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U.S. homeland security : a reference handbook by Howard Ball( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an examination of the issues related to homeland security in the United States after September 11, 2001, including an overview of security measures, biographical information of key individuals, and a discussion of organizations and agencies
Justice in Mississippi : the murder trial of Edgar Ray Killen by Howard Ball( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The slaying of three civil rights workers in Philadelphia, Mississippi, in 1964 was documented in Howard Ball's 2004 book Murder in Mississippi. Now Ball revisits that grisly crime to tell how, four decades later, justice finally came to Philadelphia. Originally tried in 1967, Baptist minister and Klansman Edgar Ray Killen was set free because one juror couldn't bring herself to convict a preacher. Now Ball tells how progressive-minded state officials finally re-opened the case and, forty years after the fact, enabled Mississippians to reconcile with their tragic past. Ball retraces the cycle of events that led to the resurrection of this cold case, reviews the strategies of the prosecution and the defense, examines the evidence introduced at the trial--as well as evidence that could not be presented--and also relates first-hand accounts of the proceedings. He also assesses the transformation in Mississippi's life and politics that allowed such a case to be tried after so long.--From publisher description
Genocide : a reference handbook by Howard Ball( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents the background and history of genocide, the key issues associated with this worldwide crime, and the problems inherent in preventing its occurrence
 
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Justice downwind : America's atomic testing program in the 1950's
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The USA Patriot Act of 2001 : balancing civil liberties and national security : a reference handbookThe Supreme Court in the intimate lives of Americans : birth, sex, marriage, childrearing, and deathMurder in Mississippi : United States v. Price and the struggle for civil rightsA defiant life : Thurgood Marshall and the persistence of racism in AmericaThe Bakke case : race, education, and affirmative actionOf power and right : Hugo Black, William O. Douglas, and America's constitutional revolutionBush, the detainees, & the Constitution : the battle over presidential power in the War on TerrorHugo L. Black : cold steel warrior