Disabling America : the "rights industry" in our time /
- Publication info:
- New York : Basic Books, c1984.
On the Shelf
- Disabling America : the "rights industry" in our time / Richard E. Morgan.
- Main Author:
- Morgan, Richard E., 1937-
New York : Basic Books, 1984
Morgan asserts that during the 1960s and 1970s a "rights industry," consisting of interest group advocates, activist lawyers, law professors, and publicists, had become engaged in expanding, redefining, and manipulating the law of civil rights and liberties in order to create new rights against the claims of society, even when these ignored or distorted America's constitutional tradition. As a result, American institutions, both governmental and private, have been seriously disabled. He argues that the time has come to reassert the claims of society against exalted and unreasonable questions of individual rights.
- Item Description:
- Physical Description:
ix, 245 p. ; 22 cm.
Bibliography: p. 215-234.
Table of Contents
- 1. The rights industry run amok
- 2. Isolating the churches
- 3. Destabilizing the schools
- 4. Enfeebling law enforcement
- 5. Undermining order maintenance
- 6. Preempting private outcomes
- 7. Corrupting constitutional interpretation
- 8. What is to be done?