Accession Number:

ADA456567

Title:

The Civil Rights Act of 1991: From Conciliation to Litigation-- How Congress Delegates Lawmaking to the Courts

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL'S SCHOOL CHARLOTTESVILE VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

157.0

Abstract:

In the Civil Rights Act of 1991, Congress shifted the emphasis of employment discrimination law from the original goal of employeremployee conciliation to a litigation oriented remedy with tort- like damages. The new law unfortunately fails to provide the courts with sufficient definition of terms and goals to implement the intent of the new law. This thesis identifies many of the Acts shortcomings and suggest ways the courts can interpret the law to encourage better lawmaking in the future.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE