The Law Is a White Dog How Legal Rituals Make and Unmake Persons

The Law Is a White Dog   How Legal Rituals Make and Unmake Persons

Considering slaves and felons as two extreme states, I raise the unsettling
possibility that these exceptions place the citizen who is both non-slave and non-
felon in a fearful zone of legal ambiguity. Rather than focus on the various and ...

Author: Colin Dayan

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691157870

Category: Law

Page: 368

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Abused dogs, prisoners tortured in Guantánamo and supermax facilities, or slaves killed by the state--all are deprived of personhood through legal acts. Such deprivations have recurred throughout history, and the law sustains these terrors and banishments even as it upholds the civil order. Examining such troubling cases, The Law Is a White Dog tackles key societal questions: How does the law construct our identities? How do its rules and sanctions make or unmake persons? And how do the supposedly rational claims of the law define marginal entities, both natural and supernatural, including ghosts, dogs, slaves, terrorist suspects, and felons? Reading the language, allusions, and symbols of legal discourse, and bridging distinctions between the human and nonhuman, Colin Dayan looks at how the law disfigures individuals and animals, and how slavery, punishment, and torture create unforeseen effects in our daily lives. Moving seamlessly across genres and disciplines, Dayan considers legal practices and spiritual beliefs from medieval England, the North American colonies, and the Caribbean that have survived in our legal discourse, and she explores the civil deaths of felons and slaves through lawful repression. Tracing the legacy of slavery in the United States in the structures of the contemporary American prison system and in the administrative detention of ghostly supermax facilities, she also demonstrates how contemporary jurisprudence regarding cruel and unusual punishment prepared the way for abuses in Abu Ghraib and Guantánamo. Using conventional historical and legal sources to answer unconventional questions, The Law Is a White Dog illuminates stark truths about civil society's ability to marginalize, exclude, and dehumanize.
Categories: Law

The Quarterly Law Journal

The Quarterly Law Journal

are something more , in legal contemplation , than chattels and “ natural persons
; " that they are endowed with some sort ... and capacities , which authorizes the
Federal Government to subject them to responsibilities as legal or civil persons .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105063071208

Category: Law

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Categories: Law

Is This Legal

Is This Legal

Now, for the first time, the true story of how the Ultimate Fighting Championship came into existence is told by the man who started it all.

Author: Art Davie

Publisher: Ascend Books Llc

ISBN: 0991275640

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 270

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On November 12, 1993, an entirely new sport was unleashed on an unsuspecting viewing public - one that was unlike any other, and one that would come to redefine combat and action sports for a new generation. The sport was mixed martial arts (MMA) - although it hadn't been named that yet - and the event was the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The creation of ad man and serial entrepreneur Art Davie, the UFC entered nearly 90,000 households through pay per view television with an explosion...an explosion of blood - as Dutch karate champion Gerard Gordeau kicked fallen Sumo wrestler Teila Tuli right in the face during the first minute of the opening fight. This shocking scene was only a prelude of what was to come that autumn night in Denver, and worldwide over the next 20 years. Now, for the first time, the true story of how the UFC and the sport of MMA came into existence will be told by the man who started it all. Art Davie is the
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Legal Hooliganism is the YUKOS Show Trial Finally Over

Legal Hooliganism  is the YUKOS Show Trial Finally Over

A number of those who become hostages to this legal massacre , and those who'
ve been sacrificed , I'm not referring to any kind of physical situations , but , be
that as it may , many , many lives , and an increasingly large number of lives have
 ...

Author: United States. Congress. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105050693998

Category: Electronic books

Page: 13

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Session Cases

Session Cases

9 April 21 , 1964. of the law and sometimes even against it , is that which is called
prerogative ... " Burmah Oil Co. ( Burma The essence of a prerogative power , if
one follows out Locke's thought , Trading ) Ltd. is not merely to administer the ...

Author: Scotland. Court of Session

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32437012072183

Category: Law reports, digests, etc

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Vols. for 1847/48-1872/73 include cases decided in the Teind Court; 1847/48-1858/59 include cases decided in the Court of Exchequer; 1850/51- included cases decided in the House of Lords; 1873/74- include cases decided in the Court of Justiciary.
Categories: Law reports, digests, etc

American Constitutional Law

American Constitutional Law

Hence we see how necessary for the Union is a coercive principle . No man
pretends the contrary ; the only question is , Shall it be a coercion of law , or a
coercion of arms ? There is no other possible alternative . Where will those who
oppose ...

Author: John Innes Clark Hare

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4508051

Category: Constitutional law

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Categories: Constitutional law

Address at the Bar of the Legislative Assembly of Canada

Address at the Bar of the Legislative Assembly of Canada

No Court of Law , by possibility , could be brought to abridge either of them , of
one iota of the rights sought to be taken ... Is this law ? The measure of right to be
meted forth by the British Crown , to British subjects ? Can such a measure be
laid ...

Author: Christopher Dunkin

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044081890584

Category: Feudalism

Page: 109

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Categories: Feudalism

Harvard Law Review

Harvard Law Review

As will be seen from the records of the Internal Revenue Bureau , the number of
applicants for bounty under this law is about five thousand , and they are
distributed over twenty - four States ( p . 72 ) . It may be assumed that ( apart from
its ...

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ISBN: UOM:35112202481505

Category: Electronic journals

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Proceedings of the Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs

Proceedings of the Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs

Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs. create would not militate
against the development of the very nous soucier de créer un climat qui ne nuira
pas au développement civilization which we enjoy . de la civilisation qui est la ...

Author: Canada. Parliament. Senate. Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556030865471

Category: Constitutional law

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Categories: Constitutional law

Ethics and Professional Responsibility for Paralegals

Ethics and Professional Responsibility for Paralegals

ingly , we conclude that the accused assisted in the unlawful practice of law . . . .
Accordingly , considering the ABA Standards and the prior decisions of this court
, we conclude that the trial panel ' s decision of disbarment is correct . Questions ...

Author: Therese A. Cannon

Publisher: Aspen Law & Business

ISBN: 0735529043

Category: Law

Page: 436

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Ethics and Professional Responsibility for Paralegals provides complete coverage of legal ethics tailored to the needs of the practicing paralegal.
Categories: Law

Reports on the Subject of a License Law

Reports on the Subject of a License Law

sometimes with a view to a particular great object that we have in view , the other
operations of the law do not occur to us . The Supreme Court , when this question
came before them , observed that the law was odd , and that its operation had ...

Author: Massachusetts. General Court. Joint special committee on license law

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HNHYAE

Category: Alcoholism

Page: 898

View: 245

Categories: Alcoholism

Donahoe s Magazine

Donahoe s Magazine

this unity wrecked , or had a hand in wrecking it , preserved of the law Christian
all that it was still possible to save . ... day the same Christian and Catholic law is
the law of England , notwithstanding the legal dissolutions of the Divorce Court .

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ISBN: WISC:89069291375

Category: American literature

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Categories: American literature

Select Orations

Select Orations

For the effect of the law is , to make those men judges in the third decury who do
not dare to judge with freedom . And in that how great , О ye immortal gods ! is
the error of those men who have desired that law . For the meaner the condition
of ...

Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HN3R1U

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The American Cyclopaedia

The American Cyclopaedia

And the struggle of the courts , exists in reference to that subject matter and and
still more of members of the legal profes- that kind of contract , which gives it that
meansion , to prevent this invasion of the law , is ing and effect . But , to make out
 ...

Author: George Ripley

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015068381386

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

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Categories: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

The Sejm Review

The Sejm Review

tial common features of the complaint : its subsidiary character , its common —
although conditioned by legal interest — accessibility ( in principle “ everyone " )
and its object : the protection of basic rights against threats emerging from the ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105062240689

Category: Constitutional history

Page: 127

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Categories: Constitutional history

Legal Writing and Other Lawyering Skills

Legal Writing and Other Lawyering Skills

4 CHAPTER INTRODUCTION TO LEGAL LOGIC $ 4.01 Introduction Largely
because of the adversary system , American legal logic has at its core the
common law doctrine of stare decisis , which means “ to stand with things
decided .

Author: Nancy L. Schultz

Publisher: Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender

ISBN: STANFORD:36105061797887

Category: Law

Page: 343

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Rev. ed. of: Introduction to legal writing and oral advocacy / Nancy L. Schultz ... [et al.]. 2nd ed. c1993
Categories: Law

Legal and Ethical Perspectives in Health Care

Legal and Ethical Perspectives in Health Care

Do you feel that the ideals of the current feminist movement will eliminate this
difference in the decision - making process ? 6. List two examples of the following
: a . Statutory Law b . Administrative Law c . Constitutional Law d . Criminal Law e
.

Author: Raymond S. Edge

Publisher: Delmar Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015041315246

Category: Medical

Page: 268

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This book integrates the legal and ethical aspects of health care practice. It presents a clear and comprehensive overview of topics relevant to a variety of Allied Health disciplines. By using end of chapter review question s and patient-related case studies, this book helps readers develop creative thinking skills and study up-to-date ethical issues.(Comprehensive, creative thinking, Allied Health, legal aspects, ethical aspects, healthcare)ALSO AVAILABLE -INSTRUCTOR SUPPLEMENTS CALL CUSTOMER SUPPORT TO ORDERInstructor's Manual ISBN: 0-8273-7685-5
Categories: Medical

Social Structure and Law

Social Structure and Law

In addition , it is very likely that the legal elite involved in this legal transplant
decision had intellectual and social ties with their counterparts in Switzerland .
Turkish jurists , for example , may have been familiar with the Swiss Civil Code by
 ...

Author: William M. Evan

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: 0803928815

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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There is still a good deal of confusion surrounding the sociology of law with regard to the subject and boundaries of the field. Social Structure and Law clarifies some of the central issues. Using his own social structure model, Evan explains the interactions between legal and non-legal institutions and provides some useful theoretical guidelines for ongoing research. Readers will profit from studying this volume which sets forth a rationale for theoretical and empirical contributions to the sociology of law.
Categories: Social Science

Mental Impairment and Legal Incompetency

Mental Impairment and Legal Incompetency

In 16 of them , the term is apparently intended to identify the legal status of one
who , because of some stated condition or conditions ( e . g . , mental illness , old
age , etc . ) is deemed incapable of managing his property or person ; in six , it ...

Author: Richard C. Allen

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105034001797

Category: Guardian and ward

Page: 401

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Report of the Mental Competency Study, an empirical research project, conducted by the George Washington University, Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Criminology.
Categories: Guardian and ward

The All Pakistan Legal Decisions

The All Pakistan Legal Decisions

This legal controversy was raised in a number of cases and considering it to be a
bona fide misconception , the Courts exercised discretion under section 28 of the
Court Fees Act allowing the appellants to make up the deficiency of court - fee .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105060627010

Category: Law reports, digests, etc

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"Containing cases decided by the Federal Court, Privy Council, High Courts of Dacca, Lahore & Baghdad-ul-Jadid, Azad Jammu & Kashmir, Chief Court of Sind, Judicial Commissioner's Courts--Baluchistan & Peshawar, and revenue decisions Punjab" (varies).
Categories: Law reports, digests, etc