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Laboratory of Justice: The Supreme Court’s 200-Year Struggle to Integrate Science and the Law
David L. Faigman (au)
Because constitutional law works by precedent, the Supreme Court embeds the science of earlier times into our laws today -- sometimes in the service of facts & truth, sometimes in the service of judicial expediency. Here are examples: the 19th-cent. decision on the “race question” in the “Dred Scott” Case; Social Darwinism & biological determinism in the 1927 “Buck v. Bell” eugenics case which held that the government could sterilize individ. it determined were mentally defective; the internment of Japanese-Americans in the 1940s based on genetics; & the Court’s decision to guarantee legal abortion in “Roe v. Wade”. “The Court must embrace science rather than resist it, turning to the lab as well as to precedent.”
U.F.O.s: The Sighting of Alien People & Spacecraft From the Earliest Centuries to the Present Day
For Your Own Good: The Roots of Violence in Child-Rearing
Around the American Table: Treasured Recipes & Food Traditions from the American Cookery Collections of the New York Public Library
Peter Pan: The Original Tale of Neverland
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Air Combat: The New Face of War
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