Finding liberty's refuge : balancing the states and the individual on the O'Connor court

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dc.contributor.advisor Vasicko, Sally J.
dc.contributor.author Vandervort, Eric M.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-08-15T13:38:54Z
dc.date.available 2011-08-16T05:30:13Z
dc.date.created 2011-07-23
dc.date.issued 2011-07-23
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/194982
dc.description.abstract This paper examines the tension between states' rights and rights of the individual in the jurisprudence of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. Through analysis of O'Connor's personal biography and a series of opinions written over her tenure on the Supreme Court, I find that O'Connor reached an incremental balance between the sometimes conflicting goals of protecting the rights of the states and individuals, resulting in a unique rights-based approach to federalism.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Political Science
dc.description.tableofcontents Constitutionalism, federalism, and expressive democracy -- Justic O'Connor and federalism -- The state and the individual -- Analysis.
dc.subject.lcsh States' rights (American politics)
dc.subject.lcsh Civil rights -- United States.
dc.subject.other O'Connor, Sandra Day, 1930-
dc.title Finding liberty's refuge : balancing the states and the individual on the O'Connor court en_US
dc.title.alternative Title on signature form: Finding liberties refuge : balancing the states and the individual on the O'Connor's court
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.)
dc.date.liftdate 2011-08-16
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1657876


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