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Cause Lawyering and the State in a Global Era$
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Austin Sarat and Stuart Scheingold

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780195141177

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195141172.001.0001

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State‐Oriented and Community‐Oriented Lawyering for a Cause

State‐Oriented and Community‐Oriented Lawyering for a Cause

A Tale of Two Strategies

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(p.287) Chapter 11 State‐Oriented and Community‐Oriented Lawyering for a Cause
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Cause Lawyering and the State in a Global Era
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Ronen Shamir

Neta Ziv

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195141172.003.0011

This chapter analyzes two instances of Israeli land segregation policy in the township of Katsir; in the first, an Arab couple petitioned the Supreme Court of Israel against their rejection, on grounds of ethnicity, of residency entitlement; in the second, Jewish residents appealed against a covert deal by which an Arab family had acquired property rights in Katsir via a Jewish intermediary. In both cases, the advocacy of cause lawyers has illustrated how major questions of state policy are being decided, not by the state, but by activism at municipal level.

Keywords:   cause lawyers, Israel, land rights, Palestinians, segregation

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