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Ball, Howard 1937-

Overview
Works: 69 works in 282 publications in 1 language and 26,844 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Trial and arbitral proceedings  Biographies  Handbooks and manuals  Reference works  Trials, litigation, etc  Case studies 
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
At liberty to die : the battle for death with dignity in America by Howard Ball( )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 2,196 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
Hugo L. Black : cold steel warrior by Howard Ball( )

10 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 2,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chambers was probably the opinion Black was fondest of, and whenever he reread it, tears came to his eyes. In addition to Black's political and legal career, Ball captures some of the great legal battles on the Court, involving Black and his brethren, men such as Earl Warren, Thurgood Marshall, Robert Jackson, Abe Fortas, Felix Frankfurter, William O. Douglas, John M. Harlan II, and William J. Brennan
The USA Patriot Act of 2001 : balancing civil liberties and national security : a reference handbook by Howard Ball( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,952 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
Genocide : a reference handbook by Howard Ball( )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,705 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. Of the more than 250 wars fought since 1950, most have involved mass murder and genocide against groups targeted because of ethnic, racial, religious, or gender characteristics. Sadly, there is still no enforcement mechanism or organization that can effectively prevent genocide on an international level
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 1,611 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
War crimes and justice : a reference handbook by Howard Ball( )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,417 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
Justice downwind : America's atomic testing program in the 1950's by Howard Ball( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,353 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
U.S. homeland security : a reference handbook by Howard Ball( )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 1,341 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
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 1,100 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
The Bakke case : race, education, and affirmative action by Howard Ball( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,066 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
A defiant life : Thurgood Marshall and the persistence of racism in America by Howard Ball( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 989 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
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 959 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 904 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
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
Compromised compliance : implementation of the 1965 Voting Rights Act by Howard Ball( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 679 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 held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1980 and 1987 in English and held by 651 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 held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The right to die : a reference handbook by Howard Ball( Book )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Right to Die: A Reference Handbook provides a complete examination of right-to-die issues in the United States that dissects the complex arguments for and against a person's liberty to receive a physician's assistance to hasten death. It covers the legal aspects and the politics of the right-to-die controversy, analyzes the battles over the right to die in state and federal courts, and supplies primary source documents that illustrate the political, medical, legal, religious, and ethical landscape of the right to die. Additionally, the book examines how members of our society typically die has changed in the past 150 years and how the practice of medicine has evolved over that time; explains why the right to die is strongly opposed by many religious groups as well as members of the medical profession; considers the "slippery slope" argument against doctor-assisted suicide; and identifies the reasons that the disabled, the poor, the elderly and infirm, and some members of ethnic, racial, and religious minority groups typically fear physician-assisted death."--Publisher's website
 
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Hugo L. Black : cold steel warrior
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The USA Patriot Act of 2001 : balancing civil liberties and national security : a reference handbookGenocide : a reference handbookThe Supreme Court in the intimate lives of Americans : birth, sex, marriage, childrearing, and deathWar crimes and justice : a reference handbookJustice downwind : America's atomic testing program in the 1950'sU.S. homeland security : a reference handbookMurder in Mississippi : United States v. Price and the struggle for civil rightsThe Bakke case : race, education, and affirmative action
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English (172)