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The Alchemy of Race and Rights concerns the relationship between race, critical legal theory, and the idea of legal and human rights. Patricia Williams, a black professor of law currently at Columbia University, is a member of the critical legal studies movement, which began in the 1970s.
The critical legal school tends to affirm several common thesis, such as that law is indeterminate and so judges end up making decisions based on their personal and social biases. If all law is politics and that every legal decision is a political decision, then there is no real distinction between the judicial and legislative. Both forms of activity construct a "social space," that the law more often than not serves the interests of those with power because it protects them from responding to the demands of the week. Finally, critical legal studies maintains that the legal order is based around a... View more of the The Alchemy of Race and Rights Summary
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