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Author Faigman, David L. (David Laurence)

Title Laboratory of justice : the Supreme Court's 200-year struggle to integrate science and the law / David L. Faigman.

Imprint New York : Times Books, 2004.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    347.7326 FAI    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xiii, 417 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [387]-398) and index.
Contents The lesson of leeches -- If men were angels: a Constitution by and for "corruptible human hands" -- A covenant with death: Dred Scott and the biology of slavery -- The roots of modernity: Holmes, Brandeis, and the new legal science -- "Let us not become legal monks": legal realism and the realistic jurisprudence of the Supreme Court -- "Attainder of blood": race and eugenics in the 1940s -- Autocracy of caste: Brown v. Board of Education and the golden age of social science -- The right to be let alone: privacy and the problem of defining life and death -- Lifter or leveler?: equal protection in the land of rugged individualism -- In the Supreme Court we trust: science and supposition in the Religion Clauses -- Shouting fire: the moral and empirical consequences of free speech -- The house that the Court built: the future of science at the Suypreme Court.
Subject United States. Supreme Court.
Judicial process -- United States.
Science and law -- United States.
Constitutional law -- United States.
Forensic sciences -- United States.
Added Title Supreme Court's 200-year struggle to integrate science and the law
ISBN 0805072748 : $27.50

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