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The Resource The Burger Court and the rise of the judicial right, Michael J. Graetz and Linda Greenhouse

The Burger Court and the rise of the judicial right, Michael J. Graetz and Linda Greenhouse

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The Burger Court and the rise of the judicial right
Title
The Burger Court and the rise of the judicial right
Statement of responsibility
Michael J. Graetz and Linda Greenhouse
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Drawing on the personal papers of justices as well as other archives, a first-of-its-kind book provides a fresh perspective at the Warren Burger Supreme Court, digging down to the roots of its most significant decisions and shows how their legacy affects us today,"--NoveList
  • The magnitude of the Burger Court has been underestimated by historians. When Richard Nixon ran for president in 1968, "Impeach Earl Warren" billboards dotted the landscape, especially in the South. Nixon promised to transform the Supreme Court--and with four appointments, including a new chief justice, he did. This book tells the story of the Supreme Court that came in between the liberal Warren Court and the conservative Rehnquist and Roberts Courts: the seventeen years, 1969 to 1986, under Chief Justice Warren Burger. It is a period largely written off as a transitional era at the Supreme Court when, according to the common verdict, "nothing happened." How wrong that judgment is. The Burger Court had vitally important choices to make: whether to push school desegregation across district lines; how to respond to the sexual revolution and its new demands for women's equality; whether to validate affirmative action on campuses and in the workplace; whether to shift the balance of criminal law back toward the police and prosecutors; what the First Amendment says about limits on money in politics. The Burger Court forced a president out of office while at the same time enhancing presidential power. It created a legacy that in many ways continues to shape how we live today. Written with a keen sense of history and expert use of the justices' personal papers, this book sheds new light on an important era in American political and legal history.--Adapted from dust jacket
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DLC
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Graetz, Michael J
Dewey number
347.73/262
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KF8748
LC item number
.G69 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Greenhouse, Linda
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  • United States
  • Burger, Warren E
  • Political questions and judicial power
  • Burger, Warren E
  • United States
  • Political questions and judicial power
  • United States
Label
The Burger Court and the rise of the judicial right, Michael J. Graetz and Linda Greenhouse
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: A counterrevolution reclaimed -- Part one: Crime. The fall and rise of the death penalty ; Taming the trilogy ; Closing the federal courthouse doors -- Part two: Race. Still separate, still unequal ; Seeking a higher education -- Part three: Social transformation. Privacy at a price ; The rocky road to sex equality ; Expression and repression ; A religious people's court -- Part four: Business. Corporations are people too ; Battling workplace inequality -- Part five: The Presidency. Power and its abuse ; Richard Nixon in Warren Burger's court -- Conclusion: A lasting legacy
Control code
918762793
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
x, 468 pages
Isbn
9781476732503
Lccn
2015031713
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)918762793
Label
The Burger Court and the rise of the judicial right, Michael J. Graetz and Linda Greenhouse
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: A counterrevolution reclaimed -- Part one: Crime. The fall and rise of the death penalty ; Taming the trilogy ; Closing the federal courthouse doors -- Part two: Race. Still separate, still unequal ; Seeking a higher education -- Part three: Social transformation. Privacy at a price ; The rocky road to sex equality ; Expression and repression ; A religious people's court -- Part four: Business. Corporations are people too ; Battling workplace inequality -- Part five: The Presidency. Power and its abuse ; Richard Nixon in Warren Burger's court -- Conclusion: A lasting legacy
Control code
918762793
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
x, 468 pages
Isbn
9781476732503
Lccn
2015031713
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)918762793

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