By Stanley Crouch
As a cultural and political commentator, Stanley Crouch in unapologetically contentious and delightfully iconoclastic. no matter if he's writing at the forte of the yankee South, the dying of Tupak Shakur, the O.J. Simpson verdict, or the wear and tear performed through the Oklahoma urban bombing, Crouch's high-velocity alternate with American tradition is performed with scrupulous allegiance to the reality, even if it hurts--and it always does. And just about jazz--from Sidney Bechet to Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington to Miles Davis--there is not any another articulate, impassioned, and encyclopedic in his wisdom than Stanley Crouch.
Crouch ways every thing in his course with head-on power, stressed intelligence, and a fresh religion within the collective scan that's America--and he does so in a virtuosic prose kind that's by no means under exciting.
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By 1969, the Court had required states to abide by virtually every major provision of the Bill of Rights. The ﬁrst major ruling in this “due process revolution” came in a 5-4 vote in Mapp v. Ohio (1961), in which the Court held that evidence obtained in violation of the Fourth Amendment guarantee of security against unreasonable search and seizure must be excluded from use in state, as well as federal, courts. A year later, the Court for the ﬁrst time applied the Eighth Amendment ban on cruel and unusual punishment to strike down a state law.
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Always in Pursuit: Fresh American Perspectives by Stanley Crouch
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