Title

"509 U.S. 630 Supreme Court of the United States Ruth O. SHAW, et al., Appellants v. Janet RENO, Attorney General, et al."

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Description

Professor Fuentes-Rohwer's contribution to this volume is chapter 9 "509 U.S. 630 Supreme Court of the United States Ruth O. SHAW, et al., Appellants v. Janet RENO, Attorney General, et al." co-authored by Guy-Uriel Charles.

ISBN

9781107164529 (hb.), 9781316616451 (pb.)

Publication Date

2022

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

City

Cambridge, UK

Keywords

Right to vote, voters of color, Voting Rights Act of 1965, racial gerrymandering

Disciplines

Civil Rights and Discrimination | Courts | Law | Law and Race | Supreme Court of the United States

Comments

Capers, Bennett; Carbado, Devon W.; Lenhardt, R. A.; and Onwuachi-Willig, Angela (eds.), Critical Race Judgments: Rewritten U.S. Court Opinions on Race and the Law (Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press, 2022).

By re-writing US Supreme Court opinions that implicate critical dimensions of racial justice, Critical Race Judgments demonstrates that it's possible to be judge and a critical race theorist. Specific issues covered in these cases include the death penalty, employment, voting, policing, education, the environment, justice, housing, immigration, sexual orientation, segregation, and mass incarceration. While some rewritten cases – Plessy v. Ferguson (which constitutionalized Jim Crow) and Korematsu v. United States (which constitutionalized internment) – originally focused on race, many of the rewritten opinions – Lawrence v. Texas (which constitutionalized sodomy laws) and Roe v. Wade (which constitutionalized a woman's right to choose) – are used to incorporate racial justice principles in novel and important ways. This work is essential for everyone who needs to understand why critical race theory must be deployed in constitutional law to uphold and advance racial justice principles that are foundational to US democracy.

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Copies available in the Jerome Hall Law Library KF 4755 .C748 2022

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