Race Relations Litigation in an Age of Complexity

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University of Virginia Press, 1995 - Law - 421 pages

The first book-length study of civil rights litigation from the late 1960s through the early 1980s, Race Relations Litigation in an Age of Complexity fills a void in the scholarly literature on American courts and poltics in the post Brown versus Board of Education era.

 

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Contents

The Political Environment of Civil Rights Litigation
1
The Supreme Courts Impact on Litigation
26
The Major Litigators and the Proliferation of Groups
46
Resources
76
The Use of Litigation
99
Litigation Complexity and Choice of Forum
118
The Planned in Planned Litigation
141
Choosing Areas of Law
170
Litigation Dynamics
236
Staff Attorneys and Cooperating Attorneys
252
Client and Counsel
281
Interorganizational Relations
299
Some Concluding Thoughts
330
Notes
341
Table of Cases
391
Index
397

Choice of Cases
193
Amicus Participation
219

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Stephen L. Wasby is Professor of Political Science at the State University of New York at Albany. He is author of The Supreme Court in the Federal Judicial System, editor of "He Shall Not Pass This Way Again": The Legacy of Justice Douglas, and he has published numerous articles on judicial administration.

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