Nixon S Court His Challenge To Judicial Liberalism And Its Political Consequences

Author: Kevin J. McMahon
Publisher: University Of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226561194
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Most analysts have deemed Richard Nixon’s challenge to the judicial liberalism of the Warren Supreme Court a failure—“a counterrevolution that wasn’t.” Nixon’s Court offers an alternative assessment. Kevin J. McMahon reveals a Nixon whose public rhetoric was more conservative than his administration’s actions and whose policy towards the Court was more subtle than previously recognized. Viewing Nixon’s judicial strategy as part political and part legal, McMahon argues that Nixon succeeded substantially on both counts.

Many of the issues dear to social conservatives, such as abortion and school prayer, were not nearly as important to Nixon. Consequently, his nominations for the Supreme Court were chosen primarily to advance his “law and order” and school desegregation agendas—agendas the Court eventually endorsed. But there were also political motivations to Nixon’s approach: he wanted his judicial policy to be conservative enough to attract white southerners and northern white ethnics disgruntled with the Democratic party but not so conservative as to drive away moderates in his own party. In essence, then, he used his criticisms of the Court to speak to members of his “Silent Majority” in hopes of disrupting the long-dominant New Deal Democratic coalition. 

           

For McMahon, Nixon’s judicial strategy succeeded not only in shaping the course of constitutional law in the areas he most desired but also in laying the foundation of an electoral alliance that would dominate presidential politics for a generation.


Nixon S Court

Author: Kevin J. McMahon
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226561216
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Kevin J. McMahon reveals a Nixon whose public rhetoric was more conservative than his administration’s actions and whose policy towards the Court was more subtle than previously recognized.

The Bilingual Courtroom

Author: Susan Berk-Seligson
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022632947X
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Also featuring a new preface by Berk-Seligson, this second edition not only highlights the impact of the previous versions of The Bilingual Courtroom, but also draws attention to the continued need for critical study of interpreting in our ...

The Most Activist Supreme Court In History

Author: Thomas M. Keck
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226428864
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Thomas M. Keck argues that the tensions within modern conservatism have produced a court that exercises its own power quite actively, on behalf of both liberal and conservative ends.

The American Supreme Court Sixth Edition

Author: Robert G. McCloskey
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022629692X
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In this new edition, Sanford Levinson extends McCloskey’s magisterial treatment to address developments since the 2010 election, including the Supreme Court’s decisions regarding the Defense of Marriage Act, the Affordable Care Act, and ...

The Constrained Court

Author: Michael A. Bailey
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400840260
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By showing how law and politics interact in the construction of American law, this book sheds new light on the unique role that the Supreme Court plays in the constitutional order.

The Brethren

Author: Bob Woodward
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439126348
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The Brethren is the first detailed behind-the-scenes account of the Supreme Court in action.

Republicans And Race

Author: Timothy Nels Thurber
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ISBN: 9780700619382
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Given the depth of research and probity of its interpretation, this work will come to be regarded as "the definitive study of the Republican Party and civil rights for decades to come" (Irvin Gellman)"--

Lincoln And The Triumph Of The Nation

Author: Mark E. Neely
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807835188
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Neely examines for the first time in one book the U.S. Constitution and its often overlooked cousin, the Confederate Constitution, and the ways the documents shaped the struggle for national survival.

The Burger Court And The Rise Of The Judicial Right

Author: Michael J. Graetz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476732507
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"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 ...

Justice For All

Author: Jim Newton
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440619809
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In Justice for All, Jim Newton, an award-winning journalist for the Los Angeles Times, brings readers the first truly comprehensive consideration of Earl Warren, the politician-turned-Chief Justice who refashioned the place of the court in ...