TITLE

Rethinking Civil Rights Lawyering and Politics in the Era Before Brown

AUTHOR(S)
Mack, Kenneth W.
PUB. DATE
November 2005
SOURCE
Yale Law Journal;Nov2005, Vol. 115 Issue 2, p256
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article emphasizes on rethinking civil rights lawyering and politics in the era before Linda Brown. The traditional narrative of law in that era has relied on a legal liberal view of civil rights politics; a view that focuses on court based and rights centered public law litigation. This narrative has generated a revisionist literature that has critiqued legal liberal politics. The article argues that both the traditional and revisionist works have focused on strains of civil rights politics that appear to anticipate Linda Brown and thus have suppressed alternative visions of that politics.
ACCESSION #
19704100

Tags: LAW -- Political aspects;  CIVIL rights;  BROWN, Linda;  PUBLIC law;  POLITICAL questions & judicial power;  RULE of law

 

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