Reviews of the following books: The Buffalo Creek Disaster, by Gerald M. Stern (1976), The Watches of the Night, by Harry M. Caudill (1976), Disaster by Decree: The Supreme Court Decisions on Race and the Schools, by Lino A. Graglia
In Depth Reading
Volume 6 Issue 1
If courts won't accept justifications for superseniority clauses in union contracts, unions should argue that they fall within internal union rules.
The Education for All Handicapped Children Act is a first step toward education for all, but more must be done to train teachers and change social attitudes.
Subchapter 4D of the Social Services Amendments of 1974 enabled government to compel states and parents to pay child support, but problems undercut effectiveness.
Volume 6 Issue 2
Aggressive legal changes and protections are needed to combat violence against women.
Review of The Grand Jury: An Institution on Trial, by Marvin E. Frankel and Gary P. Naftalis (1977),
The emphasis in Court decisions on popular control in zoning decisions makes a case for changes in referendums to allow the two to complement each other.
The emphasis on community protections in the Juvenile Justice Reform Act falls short of adequately serving the best interests of juveniles.