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328.73 J
Edition
First edition.
Descript.
x, 325 pages ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references (pages [261]-300) and index.
Contents
Introduction: The little harm thesis -- Rise of the filibuster. Birth of a notion ; "Victorious in the midst of unbroken defeats" ; Dawn of the supermajority ; An idea whose time has come -- Tyranny of the minority. The superminority ; Outside in ; Means of control ; What it takes ; The uniter -- Conclusion: How to save the Senate.
Summary
"An insider's account of how politicians representing a radical minority of Americans are using "the greatest deliberative body in the world" to hijack our democracy. Every major decision governing our diverse, majority-female, and increasingly liberal country bears the stamp of the US Senate, yet the Senate allows an almost exclusively white, predominantly male, and radically conservative minority of the American electorate to impose its will on the rest of us. How did we get to this point? In Kill Switch, Adam Jentleson argues that shifting demographics alone cannot explain how Mitch McConnell harnessed the Senate and turned it into a powerful weapon of minority rule. As Jentleson shows, since the 1950s, a free-flowing body of relative equals has devolved into a rigidly hierarchical, polarized institution, with both Democrats and Republicans to blame. The current GOP has merely used the methods pioneered by its predecessors, though to newly extreme ends. In a work for readers of How Democracies Die and even Master of the Senate, Jentleson makes clear that, without a reevaluation of Senate practices--starting with ending the filibuster--we face the prospect of permanent minority rule in America"-- Provided by publisher.
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ISBN/ISSN
9781631497773 hardcover
1631497774 hardcover
40030407444
40030405249
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328.73 D
Edition
First edition.
Descript.
xxviii, 257 pages : maps ; 25 cm.
text txt rdacontent.
unmediated n rdamedia.
volume nc rdacarrier.
Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references (pages [223]-240) and index.
Contents
The mastermind: "It will take years to recover" -- Pennsylvania: "So this wasn't a personal attack" -- North Carolina: truly space-age software -- Maptitude: "Donald Duck kicking Goofy" -- Michigan: a garbage dump is the cherry on top -- Ohio: "A small carve out down 77 in Canton" -- Democrats: "They just whistled past the graveyard" -- Florida: "Tampa is far from perfect" -- Wisconsin: "They put my district in a woodchipper" -- Iowa: the redistricting unicorn -- Arizona: "You can't get any more partisan than this" -- A theorem to detect ratfucking.
Summary
"The explosive account of how Republican legislators and political operatives fundamentally rigged our American democracy through redistricting,"--NoveList.
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Ratfucked.
Rat f**cked.
Rat fucked.
Rat f**ked.
ISBN/ISSN
9781631491627 (hardcover)
1631491628 (hardcover)
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1 streaming video file (23 min.) : sd., col.
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Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on November 12, 2013.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Contents
Introduction: Juries on Trial (0:51) -- Questioning Effectiveness of Jury System (1:48) -- Fairness vs. Accuracy (3:07) -- Racial Bias and Jury Selection (4:57) -- Solutions for Jury Performance (2:10) -- Defendant's Past Behavior (1:47) -- Press Coverage Influencing Trials (2:11) -- Proportional Representation on Juries (1:50) -- Outcome vs. Process (0:55) -- We Can Improve System (0:39) -- Process Over Outcome (0:40) -- Guinier's View of Jury System (0:37) -- Sponsors & Credits: Juries on Trial (0:53)
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Is America's jury system fair? In light of the O.J. Simpson trial, this program asks if it isn't time to reevaluate trial by jury. Is a unanimous vote for conviction the best way to get justice? Has the O.J. Simpson trial eroded confidence in the jury system? Experts featured on this program are Judge Robert Bork of the American Enterprise Institute, Fred Cate from the University of Indiana, Lani Guinier of the University of Pennsylvania and author of the book Tyranny of the Majority, and Paul Rothstein of Georgetown University.
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