"Infinite Hope and Finite Disappointment details the hopes and promises of the 14th Amendment in the historical, legal, and sociological context within which it was framed. Part of the Reconstruction Amendments collectively known as "The Second Founding," the 14th Amendment fundamentally altered the 1787 Constitution to protect individual rights and altered the balance of power between the national government and the states. The book also shows how initial Supreme Court interpretations of the amendment's reach hindered its applicability. Finally, the contributors investigate the current impact of the 14th Amendment. The book is divided into three parts: "Infinite Hope: The Framers as First Interpreters," "Finite Disappointment: The Supreme Court as First Interpreter," and "Never Losing Infinite Hope: The People as First Interpreters.""--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-297) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
The antebellum political background of the Fourteenth Amendment / Garrett Epps The historical context of the Fourteenth Amendment / Paul Finkelman The 39th Congress (1865-1867) and the 14th Amendment : some preliminary perspectives / Richard L. Aynes The union as it wasn't and the Constitution as it isn't : Section five and altering the balance of powers / Elizabeth Reilly Justice Miller's reconstruction : the Slaughter-House cases, health codes, and civil rights in New Orleans, 1861-1873 / Michael A. Ross Rebuilding the Slaughter-House : the cases' support for civil rights / David S. Bogen Why "privileges or immunities"? : an explanation of the framers' interpretation and the Supreme Court's misinterpretation / William J. Rich The legacy of Slaughter-House, Bradwell, and Cruikshank in constitutional interpretation / Wilson R. Huhn The use of the Fourteenth Amendment by Salmon P. Chase in the trial of Jefferson Davis / C. Ellen Connally "Horror of a woman" : Myra Bradwell, the 14th Amendment, and the gendered origins of sociological jurisprudence / Gwen Hoerr Jordan 14th Amendment citizenship and the reconstruction-era black public sphere / James W. Fox, Jr.
KF4558 14th .I54 2011
Akron : University Of Akron Press, 2011.