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The ‘homeless families with children’ litigation: a case study of court enforcement of socio-economic rights

Abstract:

In the United States, courts have played a key role in defining socio-economic rights and in enforcing the government's obligations to provide and protect those rights.

Such long-term judicial oversight has provoked political debate over the proper role of the courts versus the executive branch. That debate has five key aspects: (1) declaring the right at issue, including the source of that right; (2) defining the scope of the right; (3) enforcing the right; (4) the (alleged) downsi...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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University of Oxford
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Publisher:
Foundation for Law, Justice and Society Publisher's website
Series:
Courts and the making of public policy AND The social contract revisited
Place of publication:
http://www.fljs.org/content/courts-and-making-public-policy-publications-0
Publication date:
2009-01-01
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English
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2014-02-03

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