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Mastering Boston Harbor

Courts, Dolphins, and Imperiled Waters

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$41.00 • £35.95 • €37.95

ISBN 9780674015289

Publication Date: 03/28/2005


408 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

20 halftones, 1 map


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  • List of Illustrations
  • Abbreviations
  • Map of Boston Harbor
  • Introduction: Troubled Waters
  • 1. The Harbor in the National Political Campaign: George H. W. Bush’s Landing
  • 2. Under the Judicial Lens: The Quincy Case Is Launched
  • 3. Coping with Complexities: Signing On as Special Master
  • 4. The Setting: The Plants, Pipes, and Pumps of Boston Harbor
  • 5. The Cast of Characters: Officials and Fish
  • 6. Turning the Tide: Creating a Novel Trial Process
  • 7. A Dying Harbor? The Battle of the Experts
  • 8. Report of the Special Master: Findings of Fact
  • 9. Report of the Special Master: Remedies and Recommendations
  • 10. The Judge Lays Down the Law: The Procedural Order for the Rehabilitation of the Harbor
  • 11. Awash with Ideas: A New Authority for Governing the Harbor
  • 12. Safe Harbor: Paying for the Vision
  • 13. Parting of the Waters: The Showdown between Court and Legislature
  • 14. The Commons Restored: Courts and Social Change
  • 15. The Call of the Bugler: Tools and Tactics of Effective Judicial Intervention
  • 16. Knowledge Set A-Flowing: The High Tide of Judicial Action
  • Postscript: Boston Harbor Today
  • Timeline of the Quincy Case
  • Summary of Recommendations
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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