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The Precarious Line

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Devon Carbado is the Honorable Harry Pregerson Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law. The author of numerous articles and edited ... Lire la suite
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Devon Carbado is the Honorable Harry Pregerson Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law. The author of numerous articles and edited volumes, he is also the co-author of Acting White? Rethinking Race in "Post-Racial" America. He lives in Los Angeles.



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Top-notch Credentials: Carbado is among the top scholars in the Critical Race Studies movement. He is a board member of Kimberle Crenshaw's African American Policy Forum. He holds an endowed chair at UCLA Law School, where he is also Associate Vice Chancellor. He was also 2018-19 William H. Neukom Fellows Research Chair in Diversity and Law at the American Bar Foundation, one of the highest positions dedicated to the promotion of diversity and equality in the legal profession.

Anniversary: We will publish on the anniversary of the George Floyd protests, which will be a moment of national reflection and media coverage.

Blurbs/endorsements: We have confirmed blurb commitments from Michael Eric Dyson, Kimberle Crenshaw, and Paul Butler.

Affiliations: Author is a professor and senior administrator at UCLA, which will help promote the book. He is also a board member of the African American Policy Forum, which has a large social media presence and will promote the book. We will also work with the American Bar Association on promotion.



Résumé
A radical and timely analysis of how constitutional law has been interpreted to afford the police virtually unlimited discretion to use lethal force

The summer of 2020 will be remembered as the watershed moment in the American struggle for racial equality. Published on the anniversary of the global protests over the police killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, The Precarious Line is a groundbreaking investigation by a leading Constitutional scholar of the role that the Constitution and the law play in the epidemic of police violence against Black people.

In this crucially timely and radical book, celebrated UCLA critical legal studies professor Devon Carbado explains how the Fourth Amendment became ground zero for regulating police conductand every bit as consequential as Miranda warnings, the right to counsel, equal protection, and due process. Fourth Amendment law determines the precarious line between stopping and arresting Black people, and killing them.

Carbado looks at how that text, in the last four decades, has been interpreted by the Supreme Court to protect police officers, not African Americans; how it sanctions search and seizure as well as profiling; and how it has become, ultimately, an amendment of life and death. In the tradition of The New Jim Crow and Chokehold, The Precarious Line will shed light on a rarely understood dimension of today's most pressing issue.

Informations sur le produit

Titre: The Precarious Line
Sous-titre: Black Lives, Police Power, and the Fourth Amendment
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Code EAN: 9781620974247
ISBN: 978-1-62097-424-7
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Ingram Publishers Services
Genre: Histoire
nombre de pages: 288
Année: 2022