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The Resource The case of Rose Bird : gender, politics, and the California courts, Kathleen A. Cairns

The case of Rose Bird : gender, politics, and the California courts, Kathleen A. Cairns

Label
The case of Rose Bird : gender, politics, and the California courts
Title
The case of Rose Bird
Title remainder
gender, politics, and the California courts
Statement of responsibility
Kathleen A. Cairns
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Rose Elizabeth Bird was forty years old when in 1977 Governor Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown chose her to become California's first female supreme court chief justice. Appointed to a court with a stellar reputation for being the nation's most progressive, Bird became a lightning rod for the opposition due to her liberalism, inexperience, and gender. Over the next decade, her name became a rallying cry as critics mounted a relentless effort to get her off the court. Bird survived three unsuccessful recall efforts, but her opponents eventually succeeded in bringing about her defeat in 1986, making her the first chief justice to be removed from the California Supreme Court. The Case of Rose Bird provides a fascinating look at this important and complex woman and the political and cultural climate of California in the 1970s and 1980s. Seeking to uncover the identities and motivations of Bird's vehement critics, Kathleen A. Cairns traces Bird's meteoric rise and cataclysmic fall. Cairns considers the instrumental role that then-current gender dynamics played in Bird's downfall, most visible in the tensions between second-wave feminism and the many Americans who felt that a "radical" feminist agenda might topple long-standing institutions and threaten "traditional" values"--
  • "This biography of Rose Elizabeth Bird is an overdue look at California's first female supreme court chief justice, against the backdrop of California's political and cultural climate in the 1970s and 1980s"--
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  • Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cairns, Kathleen A.
Dewey number
347.794/035092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KF373.B527
LC item number
C35 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bird, Rose Elizabeth
  • California
  • Judges
  • Political questions and judicial power
  • Bird, Rose Elizabeth
  • California
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • LAW
  • LAW
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Political questions and judicial power
  • Judges
  • California
Label
The case of Rose Bird : gender, politics, and the California courts, Kathleen A. Cairns
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. The First Woman; 2. A Woman in Charge; 3. The Most Innovative Judiciary; 4. Becoming Chief Justice; 5. Hail to the Chief; 6. Disorder in the Court; 7. The Politics of Death; 8. Big Business v. Rose Bird; 9. The People v. Rose Bird; 10. High Courts and Political Footballs; 11. Paying for Justice; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
958937339
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 328 pages, 8 unnumbered pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780803295421
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)958937339
Label
The case of Rose Bird : gender, politics, and the California courts, Kathleen A. Cairns
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. The First Woman; 2. A Woman in Charge; 3. The Most Innovative Judiciary; 4. Becoming Chief Justice; 5. Hail to the Chief; 6. Disorder in the Court; 7. The Politics of Death; 8. Big Business v. Rose Bird; 9. The People v. Rose Bird; 10. High Courts and Political Footballs; 11. Paying for Justice; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
958937339
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 328 pages, 8 unnumbered pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780803295421
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)958937339

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