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Author Sarat, Austin
Title Transitions : Legal Change, Legal Meanings
Imprint Alabama : University of Alabama Press, 2012
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Note Intro -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- What Transitions Mean to and for Law: An Introduction - Austin Sarat -- 1. Midnight Deregulation - Jack M. Beermann -- Commentary: Judicial Review of Midnight Deregulation - Heather Elliott -- 2. Midnight Rulemaking and Congress - Nina Mendelson -- Commentary: Is There a Silver Lining to Midnight Mischief? - William L. Andreen -- 3. Reconstructing the Republic: The Great Transition of the 1860s - Akhil Reed Amar, Lindsey Ohlsson Worth, and Joshua Alexander Geltzer -- Commentary: Ordinary and Extraordinary Transitions - Paul Horwitz -- 4. Transitional Disclosures: What Transitional Justice Reveals about "Law" - David Gray -- Commentary: Power, Paradigms, and Legal Prescriptions: "The Rule of Law" as a Necessary but Not Sufficient Condition for Transitional Justice - Meredith Render -- 5. Global Transitions, New Perspectives on Legality, and Judicial Review - Ruti Teitel -- Commentary on Chapter 5 - Daniel H. Joyner -- Contributors -- Index
Transitions: Legal Change, Legal Meanings illustrates the various intersections, crises, and shifts that continually occur within the law, and how these moments of change interact with and comment on contemporary society. Together the essays in this volume investigate the transformation of US law during moments of political change and explore what we can learn about law by examining its role and its use in times of transition. Whether by an abrupt shift in regime or an orderly progression from one government to the next, political change often calls into question the stability and versatility of the law, making it appear temporarily absent or in suspension.  What challenges to the law arise at these times? To what extent do transitional periods foster ingenuity and resourcefulness, and how might they precipitate crises in legal authority? What do moments of legal change mean for law itself and how legal institutions bring about and respond to times of transition in legal arrangements? Transitions begins the scholarly exploration of these questions that have largely been neglected.   Contributors Akhil Reed Amar / William L. Andreen / Jack M. Beermann / Heather Elliott / Joshua Alexander Geltzer / David Gray / Paul Horwitz / Daniel H. Joyner / Nina Mendelson / Meredith Render / Austin Sarat / Ruti Teitel / Lindsey Ohlsson Worth
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Sarat, Austin Transitions : Legal Change, Legal Meanings Alabama : University of Alabama Press,c2012 9780817356903
Subject Justice, Administration of - Political aspects
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Alt Author Amar, Akhil Reed
Andreen, William L
Beermann, Jack M
Elliott, Heather
Geltzer, Joshua Alexander
Gray, David
Horwitz, Paul
Joyner, Daniel H
Mendelson, Nina
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