The button blanket is eye-catching, prestigious and treasured -- one of the most spectacular embellishments to the Indian culture of the Northwest Coast and a unique form of graphic and narrative art. The traditional crest-style robe is the sister of the totem pole and, like the pole, proclaims hereditary rights, obligations and powers. Unlike the pole, about which countless books and papers have been written, the button blanket has had no chroniclers. This is not only the first major publication to focus on button blankets but also the first oral history about them and their place in the culture of the Northwest Coast. Those interviewed include speakers from six of the seven major Northwest Coast Indian groups. Elders, designers, blanket makers, and historians, each has a voice, but all do not conform to any one theory about the ceremonial robe. Rather, the book is a search for the truth about the historical and contemporary role and traditions of the blanket, as those relate to the past and present Indian way of life on the Pacific Northwest Coast.
Author: Ronald Dworkin,Frank Henry Sommer Professor of Law and Philosophy Ronald Dworkin,RONALD AUTOR DWORKIN
Pubpsher: Harvard University Press
How should a judge's moral convictions bear on his judgments about what the law is? In Justice in Robes, Ronald Dworkin argues that this question is much more complex than it has often been taken to be and charts a variety of dimensions in which law and morals are undoubtedly interwoven. Dworkin's new collection of essays and original chapters is a model of lucid, logical, and impassioned reasoning that will advance the crucially important debate about the roles of justice in law.
The Puzzle of Judicial Policymaking and Scientific Evidence
Author: Rebecca C. Harris
Pubpsher: Rutgers University Press
Scientific evidence is commonplace in today's criminal trials. From hair and handwriting analysis to ink and DNA fingerprints, scientists have brought their world to bear on the justice system. Combining political analysis, scientific reasoning, and an in-depth study of specific state supreme court cases, Black Robes, White Coats is an interdisciplinary examination of the tradition of "gatekeeping," the practice of deciding the admissibility of novel scientific evidence. Rebecca Harris systematically examines judicial policymaking in three areas forensic DNA, polygraphs, and psychological syndrome evidence to answer the question: Why is scientific evidence treated differently among various jurisdictions? These decisions have important implications for evaluating our judicial system and its ability to accurately develop scientific policy. While the interaction of these professions occurs because the white coats often develop and ascertain knowledge deemed very useful to the black robes, Harris concludes that the black robes are well positioned to render appropriate rulings and determine the acceptability of harnessing a particular science for legal purposes. First book to systematically gather and analyze judicial decisions on scientific admissibility Analyzes several key cases including Arizona v. Bible and Kansas v. Marks Includes examples of evidence in three appendices: forensic DNA, polygraph evidence, and syndrome evidence Presents an original model of the gatekeeping process
Robes and Honor is a fascinating exploration of the possible common origin and subsequent developments of investiture across medieval Christianity and medieval Islam. The ceremony in all of its cultural variety was much more than the public adoption of a high-value textile as symbol of office; within a culture, robing established a personal link 'from the hand' of the giver - king, pope, head of a sect, ambassador - to the receiver - noble, general, official, nun, or acolyte. This volume challenges current thinking on religious and regional boundaries of 'cultures,' raises semiotic issues about imagined communities, and addresses problems of kingship.
The must-read summary of Cass R. Sunstein's book: “Radicals in Robes: Why Extreme Right-wing Courts are Wrong for America”. This complete summary of "Radicals in Robes" by Cass R. Sunstein, a renowned American legal scholar, presents his definition of the predominant theories of constitutional interpretation and analysis of the Supreme Court's current stance on various matters. He argues that Supreme Court politics is far too skewed to the right, and that with this rise of conservatism it is a myth that judicial activism is solely a liberal movement. Sunstein issues a warning that is of compelling concern to American society as a whole. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand the role of the Supreme Court and the extent to which it is influenced by politics • Expand your knowledge of American politics and the judicial system To learn more, read "Radicals in Robes" and discover how the Supreme Court is influenced by activism and its own political leanings.
With its fiery crosses and nightriders in pointed hoods and flowing robes, the Ku Klux Klan remains a recurring nightmare in American life. What began in the earliest post–Civil War days as a social group engaging in drunken hijinks at the expense of perceived inferiors soon turned into a murderous paramilitary organization determined to resist the “evils” of radical Reconstruction. For six generations and counting, the Klan has inflicted misery and death on countless victims nationwide and since the early 1920s, has expanded into distant corners of the globe. From the Klan’s post–Civil War lynchings in support of Jim Crow laws, to its bloody stand against desegregation during the 1960s, to its continued violence in the militia movement at the turn of the 21st century, this revealing volume chronicles the complete history of the world’s oldest surviving terrorist organization from 1866 to the present. The story is told without embellishment because, as this work demonstrates, the truth about the Ku Klux Klan is grim enough.
Small Orbs of brilliant light, Mystical Mount Shasta, Aquarian Age schools in the center of the Universe, interdimensional travel, and the survival of the human race are just the beginning. Join Forest Waters and Aurora Collins in this visionary adventure. Are you really ready to find out? * Find out who the Ancient Brotherhood of Light consists of, and what their critical mission at this pivotal moment of time in Earths history is. * Learn what part dreams play in activating our super-conscious awareness, and when the past and the future become the present. * See where the evidence that Earth has been visited and populated by beings from other star systems is, and who they were. * Why are small Orbs of brilliant light appearing to many all over the planet at this time? * How should we be preparing for the coming great shift? The Cosmic Clock is ticking. Find out as Forest and Aurora enter a secret portal and travel interdimensionally to the great schools of light, where Aquarian Age keys are safeguarded.