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Civil Justice as an Agent of Change (Specter)

LAW 961001 | Spring 2015

The past 60 years have witnessed a dramatic expansion of the role of the courts as an agent of change. Civil and economic rights have been created, such as the right to an abortion, gay marriage and strict liability in tort, but they've also been limited, such as restrictions on abortion rights and caps on tort recoveries. The role of the judge has grown to activist and administrator in cases such as prison reform and housing desegregation. And through it all, it has been lawyers who have...


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