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10/26Law’s Relationship to SocietyThe theoretical tradition of Karl MarxBonsignore, John J. et al. 2005. Before the Law: An Introduction to the Legal Process. Boston:Houghton Mifflin, Sections 5.0-5.1.Wed.10/28Law’s Relationship to SocietyThe theoretical tradition of Karl Marx, applied Galanter “Why the Haves Come Out Ahead” from Bonsignore, John J. et al. 2005. Before the Law: An Introduction to the Legal Process. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.SectionREADING RESPONSE PAPER #2How do you think Marx (or a Marxist) would interpret the recent Supreme Court decisions on campaign finance—Citizen’s Unitedand McCutcheon? (1-2 pgs. double spaced)Stone, Geoffrey R. “Explaining Citizen’s United”The Huffington Post Blog, January 22, 2010.Hasen, Richard L. “The Numbers Don’t Lie” Slate, March 9, 2012.Liptak, Adam. “Supreme Court Strikes Down Overall Political Donation Cap” New York Timesand “Before and After the Supreme Court’s Ruling” Graphic, April 2, 2014.WEEK 9Mon.11/2Law’s Relationship to SocietyThe theoretical tradition of Emile DurkheimErickson, Kai, excerpt from Wayward Puritans: A Study in the Sociology of DevianceJohn Wiley & Sons Inc.: New York (1963) pp. 137-158.Wed.11/4Law’s Relationship to SocietyThe theoretical tradition of Emile Durkheim, appliedLaChance, Daniel, “Last Words, Last Meals, and Last Stands: Agency and Individuality in the Modern Execution Process” Law & Social Inquiry32:3 (2007), pp.701–724. SectionREADING QUIZ #4WEEK 10Mon.11/9Guest Lecture—Luz Maria Sanchez Duque and Kira Tait“Making Rights Real—Enforcing Socio-economic Rights”Readings TBAWed.11/11NO CLASS—VETERANS DAYSectionWriting Workshop #2First Draft of Paper #2 DueWEEK 11Mon.11/16Why do People Obey the Law?Tyler, Tom Why Do People Obey the Law?, pp. 3-6; 40-56Wed.11/18The Enforcement of LawPunishment and DeterrenceLiptak, Adam. 2007. “Does the Death Penalty Save Lives? A New Debate,” New York Times, November 18, 2007.“Rethinking Mandatory Sentencing” The Week,
September 20, 2013.Jones, Andrea. 2014. “The Nation’s Shame: The Injustice of Mandatory Minimums,” Rolling Stone, October 7, 2014.Optional: Watch John Oliver’s commentary on mandatory minimums: ?v=pDVmldTurqkSectionREADING RESPONSE PAPER #3What are the positives and negatives of civil forfeiture? Is it a fair form ofdeterrence and punishment? Do you think there a way to balance the positives and the negatives through reform? (1-2 pgs. double spaced)Stillman, Sarah “Taken: The Use and Abuse of Civil Forfeiture” New Yorker, August 12, 2013.Optional: Watch John Oliver’s commentary on civil forfeiture: ?v=3kEpZWGgJksWEEK 12Mon.11/23The Enforcement of LawPolicing and DiscretionJacob, Herbert “The Police” from Law and Politics in the United States(2ndEd.) Harper Collins: New York, pp. 103-117.

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