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Burt, Robert A. 1939-2015

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Works: 38 works in 117 publications in 3 languages and 6,575 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies  Conference papers and proceedings  Academic theses 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Robert A Burt
Death is that man taking names : intersections of American medicine, law, and culture by Robert A Burt( )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The American culture of death changed radically in the 1970s. For terminal illnesses, hidden decisions made by physicians were rejected in favor of rational self-control by patients asserting their "right to die"--Initially by refusing medical treatment and more recently by seeking physician-assisted suicide. This new approach rested on two seemingly irrefutable propositions - first, that death can be a positive outcome for individuals whose suffering has become intolerable; and second, that death is an inevitable and therefore morally neutral biological event. In Death Is That Man Taking Names, Robert A. Burt suggests, however, that a contrary attitude persists in our culture - that death is inherently evil, not just in practical but also in moral terms. He maintains that the ethos of rational self-control cannot refute, but can only try unsuccessfully to suppress, this contrary attitude. The inevitable failure of this suppressive effort provokes ambivalence and clouds rational judgment in many people's minds, paradoxically leading to inflictions of terrible suffering on terminally ill people." "In the 1970s, judicial reforms of capitol-punishment and abortion policy were driven by similarly high valuations of rationality and public decision making - rejecting physician control over abortion in favor of individual self-control by pregnant women, and subjecting jury decisions for capital punishment to "rationally guided" supervision by judges. These reforms, too, attempted to suppress persistently ambivalent attitudes toward death and therefore have been prone to inflicting unjustified suffering on pregnant women and death-sentenced prisoners."--Jacket
In the whirlwind : God and humanity in conflict by Robert A Burt( )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In recounting the rich narratives of key biblical figures - from Adam and Eve to Noah, Cain, Abraham, Moses, Job, and Jesus - In the Whirlwind paints a surprising picture of the ambivalent, mutually dependent relationship between God and his peoples. Taking the Hebrew and Christian Bibles as a unified whole, Burt traces God's relationship with humanity as it evolves from complete harmony at the outset to continual struggle. In almost every case, God insists on unconditional obedience, while humanity withholds submission and holds God accountable for his promises
The Constitution in conflict by Robert A Burt( Book )

18 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lincoln was not alone in believing that the Constitution could be interpreted by any of the three branches of the government. Today, however, the Supreme Court's role as the ultimate arbiter of constitutional matters is widely accepted. But as Robert Burt shows in his provocative new book, this was not always the case, nor should it be. In a remarkably innovative reconstruction of constitutional history, Burt traces the controversy over judicial supremacy back to the founding fathers, with Madison and Hamilton as the principal antagonists. The conflicting views these founders espoused--equal interpretive powers among the federal branches on one hand and judicial supremacy on the other--remain plausible readings of "original intent" and so continue to present us with a choice. Drawing extensively on Lincoln's conception of political equality, Burt argues convincingly that judicial supremacy and majority rule are both inconsistent with the egalitarian democratic ideal. The proper task of the judiciary, he contends--as epitomized in Brown v. Board of Education--is to actively protect minorities against "enslaving" legislative defeats while, at the same time, to refrain from awarding conclusive "victory" to these minorities against their adversaries. From this premise, Burt goes on to examine key decisions such as Roe v. Wade, U.S. v. Nixon, and the death penalty cases, all of which demonstrate how the Court has fallen away from egalitarian jurisprudence and returned to an essentially authoritarian conception of its role. With an eye to the urgent issues at stake in these cases, Burt identifies the alternative results that an egalitarian conception of judicial authority would dictate. The first fully articulated presentation of the Constitution as a communally interpreted document in which the Supreme Court plays an important, but not predominant, role, The Constitution in Conflict has dramatic implications for both the theory and the practice of constitutional law
In the interest of children : advocacy, law reform, and public policy by Robert H Mnookin( Book )

6 editions published between 1985 and 1996 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two Jewish justices : outcasts in the promised land by Robert A Burt( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking care of strangers : the rule of law in doctor-patient relations by Robert A Burt( Book )

6 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Justice and empathy : toward a constitutional ideal by Robert A Burt( )

9 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An impassioned argument for the role of courts as a moral and social agent for change and protecting the vulnerable ... The Supreme Court long considered its highest mission to be the protection of individual liberty from intrusion by government, but the court shifted its focus to social and economic equality. Constitutional scholar Robert A. Burt explores this shift and its implications, especially for the legal protection of the vulnerable. Crucial to Burt's perspective is his unconventional view of the role of judges--not simply to decide disputes, but to promote a respectful dialogue leading to a genuine understanding between parties."--Publisher's website
Standards relating to abuse and neglect by IJA-ABA Joint Commission on Juvenile Justice Standards( Book )

8 editions published between 1977 and 1990 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jews in American politics by Sandy L Maisel( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Both analytical and anecdotal, the essays in Jews in American Politics offer deep insight into serious questions about the dilemmas that Jews in public service face, as well as humorous sidelights and authoritative reference materials never before collected in one source. The story of the rich tradition of Jewish participation in American political life provides an indispensable resource for any serious follower of American politics, especially in election year 2004
Libertà e giustizia per tutti : cosa possono fare le corti contro la discriminazione negli Stati Uniti : Alberico Gentili lectures, Macerata, 22-24 aprile 2013 by Robert A Burt( )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in Italian and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conflict and trust between attorney and client by Robert A Burt( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Games for the Microbee personal computer( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Libertà e giustizia per tutti : cosa possono fare le corti contro la discriminazione negli Stati Uniti by Robert A Burt( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symposium : physician-assisted suicide( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A proposal for the abolition of the incompetency plea by Robert A Burt( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Collection of programs, tips and techniques for all models of the Microbee personal computer( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Constitutional law and the teaching of the parables by Robert A Burt( )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Role of law in doctor-patient relationships : the courts and medical ethics( Recording )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Child abuse by Rob Burt( Recording )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In an interview Robert Burt gives the social, legal and moral definitions of child abuse and discusses society's responsibility to the abused child
The right to gender identity in Argentina : reversing/inverting subordinations by Laura Saldivia( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Death is that man taking names : intersections of American medicine, law, and culture
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The Constitution in conflict
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