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The Resource Enforcing civil rights : race discrimination and the Department of Justice, Brian K. Landsberg

Enforcing civil rights : race discrimination and the Department of Justice, Brian K. Landsberg

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Enforcing civil rights : race discrimination and the Department of Justice
Title
Enforcing civil rights
Title remainder
race discrimination and the Department of Justice
Statement of responsibility
Brian K. Landsberg
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • The 1964 Civil Rights Act confirmed the central role of the Department of Justice in the national battle against racial discrimination. Congress had established the department's Civil Rights Division in 1957 with a staff of a dozen to combat racial discrimination in voting; its current staff of 500 now prosecutes many forms of discrimination in employment, housing, education, and other areas
  • In Enforcing Civil Rights, a former member of the CRD focuses on the role of that agency in combating the racial caste system in America. Brian Landsberg's overview of civil rights enforcement reveals the political realities and national priorities that shaped it; the moral, practical, and political forces that have influenced it; and the roles of the federal government, executive branch, and Attorney General in implementing it
  • Drawing on case law, legislative histories, Justice Department archives, and his own years of service, Landsberg provides a reflective insider's view of the CRD. He tells how Congress broadened its mandate -- from authority to sue state and local governments to jurisdiction over individuals and companies -- and how the CRD weathered Washington's shifting political winds. He also conveys the challenges that came with the responsibility of enforcing legislation for an entire nation and describes the roles of law, politics, and historical forces in the CRD's setting of priorities and litigation policy
  • In addition, Landsberg addresses conflicts between career civil servants and political appointees, studies the consequences of the CRD's litigation positions, and considers whether the structure of enforcement should be changed. On this latter issue, he offers somesensible recommendations for rationalizing and strengthening the federal civil rights enforcement structure
  • The CRD has done much to eliminate America's racial caste system, but Landsberg cautions that we must take care to ensure that it does not become a tool of narrow interests. His book provides the understanding we need to safeguard against that risk, while offering a new perspective on the civil rights movement in America
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Landsberg, Brian K
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4755
LC item number
.L36 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in government and public policy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Race discrimination
Label
Enforcing civil rights : race discrimination and the Department of Justice, Brian K. Landsberg
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-261) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
36017003
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 276 pages
Isbn
9780700608263
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96029501
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Enforcing civil rights : race discrimination and the Department of Justice, Brian K. Landsberg
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-261) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
36017003
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 276 pages
Isbn
9780700608263
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96029501
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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