ERIC Number: ED199357
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
The Law and Desegregation.
Weinberg, Meyer, Ed.; And Others
Research Review of Equal Education, v2 n4 Fall 1978
This report reviews and analyzes six books on the subject of the law and racial equality, especially as related to school desegregation. The books examined are: (1)"Government by Judiciary" by Raoul Berger, which examines the Supreme Court's interpretation of the 14th Amendment; (2) "Disaster by Decree," by Lino A. Graglia, which criticizes Supreme Court rulings requiring integration as opposed to prohibiting segregation; (3) "American Constitutional Law," by Lawrence E. Tribe, which also discusses the Supreme Court's commitment to the 14th Amendment; (4) "Desegregation from Brown to Alexander," by Stephen L. Wasby, Anthony D'Amato, and Rosemary Metrailer, which is concerned with the effect of strategic considerations on Supreme Court actions; (5) "Limits of Justice: The Courts' Role in School Desegregation," by Howard I. Kalodner and James J. Fishman, a case study analysis of eight desegregation cases; and (6) "Must We Bus? Segregated Schools and National Policy," by Gary Orfield, which studies the role of the lower courts in desegregation law. The report concludes with an historical perspective of writings on desegregation law, judicial activism, and the evidence of racism in Supreme Court decisions. (APM)
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Civil Rights Legislation, Compliance (Legal), Court Litigation, Desegregation Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education, School Desegregation
Center for Equal Education, School of Education, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003 ($4.00 plus postage).
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Univ., Amherst. School of Education.