Friday, December 28, 2018

Women Take Their Place in State Legislatures: The Creation of Women's Caucuses

Anna Mitchell Mahoney (Tulane University), Women Take Their Place in State Legislatures: The Creation of Women's Caucuses (Temple University Press 2018).

"How do women strategically make their mark on state legislatures? Anna Mitchell Mahoney’s book traces the development of women’s state legislative caucuses and the influence both gender and party have on women’s ability to organize collectively. She provides a comprehensive analysis of how and why women organize around their gender identity in state legislatures—or why they do not. . . . Mahoney also provides insights into broad questions regarding gendered institutions, collective action, and political party governance. Women Take Their Place in State Legislatures fills a lacuna in the evaluation of women in government."

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Monday, December 10, 2018

The Free Speech Century

Lee C. Bollinger (Columbia University) and Geoffrey R. Stone (University of Chicago Law School), The Free Speech Century (Oxford University Press 2018).

“In The Free Speech Century, Lee C. Bollinger and Geoffrey R. Stone have gathered a group of the nation’s leading legal scholars to evaluate the evolution of free speech doctrine since Schenk and to assess where it might be headed in the future. Since 1919, First Amendment jurisprudence in America has been a signal development in the history of constitutional democracies. Publishing on the 100th anniversary of Schenk, this volume will serve as an essential overview for anyone interested in how our understanding of the First Amendment transformed over time and why it continues to change to this day.”

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