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A “Catholic Layman of German Nationality and Citizenship”?: Carl Schmitt and the Religiosity of Life  

Reinhard Mehring

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Jan 2017
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Dec 2014
Carl Schmitt positioned his constitutional theory in the context of a “political theology” and referred to himself repeatedly as a Catholic. Schmitt scholarship has long pursued this ... More

Access to Intermediate Appellate Courts  

Donald R. Songer and Susan B. Haire

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Jun 2017
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Jul 2017
The formal organization of court systems and jurisdictional rules established by legislatures often determine which litigants will have their cases reviewed by an appellate court. While ... More

Administrative Law  

Daniel B. Rodriguez

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Aug 2008
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Sep 2009
The central objective of administrative law is to reconcile two major aims: the successful exercise of regulatory power by the bureaucracy and the tethering of administrative agencies to ... More

Africa and the Contestation of Sexual and Gender Diversity: Imperial and Contemporary Regulation  

Monica Tabengwa and Matthew Waites

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Jun 2019
This chapter considers sexualities and genders in Africa by exploring the relationship between precolonial, colonial, and current forms of regulation. The field of research on sexual and ... More

The African American Psyche, 1865–Present: An Overview  

Claude Steele and Jennifer Richeson

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May 2012
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Sep 2012
There are multiple possible views of the Black American psyche. But in the science that focuses on the psyche, the science of psychology, there has really been only variants of one view: ... More

Agenda-Setting on the U.S. Supreme Court  

Ryan J. Owens and James Sieja

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Jun 2017
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Jul 2017
Understanding the conditions under which the Supreme Court sets its agenda is crucial to understanding Supreme Court behavior. After all, before the justices make any decision on the ... More

Alasdair MacIntyre, After Virtue: An Study in Moral Theory  

John R. Wallach

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Feb 2016
This essay discusses the contribution of Alasdair MacIntyre’s After Virtue (1981) to a generation of moral theory. Pitched as a critique of liberal individualism (e.g., Rawls), modernity ... More

An American Conundrum: Race, Sociology, And The African American Road To Citizenship  

Lawrence D. Bobo

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May 2012
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Sep 2012
The question of race lies at the heart of one of the great debates of American ideas and scholarly discourse. At one end of this debate we can find those who argue for the American Liberal ... More

The Amorphous Relationship between Congress and the Courts  

Michael A. Bailey, Forrest Maltzman, and Charles R. Shipan

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Mar 2011
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May 2011
The relationship between Congress and the judiciary is a complex one that is poorly defined or understood. This ambiguity in the relationship is the result of the failure of the ... More

The Analysis of Courts in the Economic Analysis of Law  

Lewis A. Kornhauser

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Aug 2008
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Sep 2009
Many analyses of courts within the economic analysis of law are indistinguishable from those produced by positive political theorists; they consider how judges control, exploit, or resolve ... More

Analyzing Constitutions  

Peter M. Shane

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Jun 2008
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Sep 2009
This article looks at constitutions. The status and function of constitutions are discussed in the first section of the chapter. It then discusses implementing key founding bargains and ... More

Animal Work  

Jocelyne Porcher

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Mar 2017
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Jul 2015
Although the presence of animals in our lives seems natural, it is not; it depends on work. But we don’t know what work means for a dog, a horse, or a cow. This chapter proposes a concept ... More

Animals as Legal Subjects  

Paul Waldau

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Mar 2017
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Aug 2015
This chapter contrasts the dominant sense of the phrase “animals as legal subjects,” which minimizes fundamental protections for nonhuman animals, with alternative senses of the same ... More

Animals as Living Property  

David Favre

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Mar 2017
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Feb 2015
For all recorded history domestic animals have been considered objects within the legal system, classified as personal property, the primary focus being on what an owner can do with ... More

Animals as Scientific Objects  

Mike Michael

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Mar 2017
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Jun 2014
The chapter addresses the topic of animals as scientific objects by drawing on recent literature that emphasizes the heterogeneous construction—or eventuation—of the object. As such, the ... More

Animals as Sentient Commodities  

Rhoda Wilkie

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Mar 2017
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Aug 2015
A discrepancy exists between the legal and perceived status of livestock. Legally, food animals are property, but their thing-like status is unstable and does not determine how they are ... More

Animals in Religion  

Stephen R. L. Clark

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Mar 2017
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Dec 2014
Both “animals” and “religion” are contentious concepts, with many possible meanings and associations. This chapter takes animals to be eukaryotes distinct from protists, plants and fungi, ... More

Appointing Federal Judges  

Nancy Scherer

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Jun 2017
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Jul 2017
This chapter discusses the historical development of the modern-day lower court appointment process. When lower court judgeships were used as patronage, the process ran smoothly from ... More

Appointing Supreme Court Justices  

Christine L. Nemacheck

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Jun 2017
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Jul 2017
This chapter assesses the literature on Supreme Court appointments and considers directions for future research. Early work on appointments tended to be in the form of broad political ... More

Beyond Belief?: The Rapid Expansion of Same-Sex Marriage  

Julie Hollar

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Feb 2019
This chapter analyzes the expansion of same-sex marriage around the world, its causes and its consequences. It argues that the domestic and transnational factors shaping a country’s ... More

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