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Latinos and American Law: Landmark Supreme Court Cases
  

Latinos and American Law: Landmark Supreme Court Cases (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Soltero, Carlos R.

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A historical overview and analysis of fourteen landmark Supreme Court cases that have significantly affected Latino rights in such areas as education, the administration of criminal justice, voting rights, employment, and immigration.

ISBN 9780292714113
Barcode 9780292714113
Published 1 September 2006 by Inbooks
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780292714113
ISBN-10 0292714114
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Inbooks
Imprint University of Texas Press
Publication Date 1 September 2006
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Soltero, Carlos R.
Category Area / Regional Studies
Crime & Criminology
Constitutional & Administrative Law
Number of Pages 252
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 19mm
Weight 454g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Hispanic Americans -, United States - History, United States, United States, Legal status, laws, etc
NBS Text Social Studies: General
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 342.730873
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

To achieve justice and equal protection under the law, Latinos have turned to the U.S. court system to assert and defend their rights. Some of these cases have reached the United States Supreme Court, whose rulings over more than a century have both expanded and restricted the legal rights of Latinos, creating a complex terrain of power relations between the U.S. government and the country's now-largest ethnic minority. To map this legal landscape, Latinos and American Law examines fourteen landmark Supreme Court cases that have significantly affected Latino rights, from Botiller v. Dominguez in 1889 to Alexander v. Sandoval in 2001. Carlos Soltero organizes his study chronologically, looking at one or more decisions handed down by the Fuller Court (1888-1910), the Taft Court (1921-1930), the Warren Court (1953-1969), the Burger Court (1969-1986), and the Rehnquist Court (1986-2005). For each case, he opens with historical and legal background on the issues involved and then thoroughly discusses the opinion(s) rendered by the justices. He also offers an analysis of each decision's significance, as well as subsequent developments that have affected its impact. Through these case studies, Soltero demonstrates that in dealing with Latinos over issues such as education, the administration of criminal justice, voting rights, employment, and immigration, the Supreme Court has more often mirrored, rather than led, the attitudes and politics of the larger U.S. society.

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Author's Bio

Carlos R. Soltero is a partner at the Austin, Texas, law firm McGinnis, Lochridge & Kilgore, LLP. He holds a J.D. from Yale Law School.

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