Race Against the Court: The Supreme Court and Minorities in Contemporary America by Girardeau A. Spann (Hardback, 1993)
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- DescriptionMust reading for anyone who seeks a better understanding of the U.S. Supreme Court's role in race relations policy. --Choice Beware! Those committed to the Supreme Court as the ultimate defender of mirity rights should t read Race Against the Court. Through a systematic peeling away of antimajoritarian myth, Spann reveals why the measure of relief the Court grants victims of racial injustice is determined less by the character of harm suffered by blacks than the degree of disadvantage the relief sought will impose on whites. A truly pathbreaking work. --Derrick Bell As persuasive as it is bold. Race Against The Court stands as a necessary warning to a generation of progressives who have come to depend on the Supreme Court of the perils of such dependency. It joins with Bruce Ackerman's We, the People and John Brigham's Cult of the Court as the best in contemporary work on the Supreme Court. --Austin Sarat, William Nelson,Cromwell Professor of Jurisprudence and Political Science, Amherst College The controversies surrounding the minations, confirmations, and rejections of recent Supreme Court justices, and the increasingly conservative nature of the Court, have focused attention on the Supreme Court as never before. Although the Supreme Court is commonly understood to be the guardian of mirity rights against the tyranny of the majority, Race Against The Court argues that the Court has never successfully performed this function. Rather the actual function of the Court has been to perpetuate the subordination of racial mirities by operating as an undetected agent of majoritarian preferences in the political preferences. In this provocative, controversial, and timely work, Girardeau Spann illustrates how the selection process for Supreme Court justices ensures that they will share the political preferences of the elite majority that runs the nation. Customary safeguards that are designed to protect the judicial process from majoritarian predispositions, Spann contends, cant successfully insulate judicial decisionmaking from the pervasive societal pressures that exist to discount racial mirity interests. The case most often cited as the icon of Court sensitivity to mirity rights, Brown v. Board of Education, has more recently served to lull mirities into believing that efforts at political self-determination are futile, fostering a seductive dependence and overreliance on the Court as the caretaker of mirity rights. Race Against The Court demonstrates how the Court has centralized the law of affirmative action in a way that stymies mirity efforts for meaningful political and ecomic gain and how it has legitimated the legal status quo in a way that causes mirities never even to question the inevitability of their subordinate social status. Spann contends that racial mirities would be better off seeking to advance their interests in the pluralist political process and proposes a vel strategy for mirities to pursue in order to extricate themselves from the seemingly inescapable grasp of Supreme Court protection. Certain to generate lively, heated debate, Race Against The Court exposes the veiled majoritarianism of the Supreme Court and the dangers of allowing the Court to formulate our national racial policy.
- Author BiographyGirardeau Spann is Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center. He is author of Race Against the Court: The Supreme Court and Minorities in Contemporary America (also available from NYU Press).
- Author(s)Girardeau A. Spann
- PublisherNew York University Press
- Date of Publication01/01/1993
- SubjectNational Law: Professional
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintNew York University Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight570 g
- Width3887 mm
- Height5817 mm
- Spine22 mm
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