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The center holds : the power struggle inside the Rehnquist Court, James F. Simon

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The center holds : the power struggle inside the Rehnquist Court
Title
The center holds
Title remainder
the power struggle inside the Rehnquist Court
Statement of responsibility
James F. Simon
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In The Center Holds, James E. Simon provides the first behind-the-scenes look at the private deliberations and deep disagreements of the justices of the Rehnquist Court at a critical juncture in the history of the modern Supreme Court. But more than that, he gives us the inside story of a conservative judicial revolution that failed
  • Simon focuses on four crucial areas of civil rights and liberties - racial discrimination, abortion, criminal law, and First Amendment freedoms - to chronicle the most intense confrontations between the old liberal order and the emerging conservative majority. He takes us into the courtroom where the cases were argued, into the closed conferences where they were fiercely debated, and into the justices' private chambers where strong personalities and wills often collided
  • In fascinating detail, Simon shows that it was the internal dynamic among the justices - and their desire to stake out independent positions - that ultimately discouraged the wholesale revolution that Reagan, Bush, and Rehnquist hoped to achieve. This is a compelling, behind-the-scenes account of how the justices fought - sometimes diplomatically, sometimes with bare-knuckled determination - for the soul of the Court, and of how, in the end, the center held
Cataloging source
DLC
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Simon, James F
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KF8742
LC item number
.S55 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • United States
  • Civil rights
  • Political questions and judicial power
Label
The center holds : the power struggle inside the Rehnquist Court, James F. Simon
Instantiates
Publication
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
Race -- Abortion -- Crime and punishment -- First amendement
Control code
32203406
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
332 pages
Isbn
9780684802930
Lccn
95011729
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
<WaOLN>1669112
Label
The center holds : the power struggle inside the Rehnquist Court, James F. Simon
Publication
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
Race -- Abortion -- Crime and punishment -- First amendement
Control code
32203406
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
332 pages
Isbn
9780684802930
Lccn
95011729
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
<WaOLN>1669112

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