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Public Opinion and the Rehnquist Court

Public Opinion and the Rehnquist Court Author Thomas R. Marshall
ISBN-10 9780791478813
Release 2009-01-01
Pages 282
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Examines the complex relationship between American public opinion and the U.S. Supreme Court.



The Will of the People

The Will of the People Author Barry Friedman
ISBN-10 1429989955
Release 2009-09-29
Pages 624
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In recent years, the justices of the Supreme Court have ruled definitively on such issues as abortion, school prayer, and military tribunals in the war on terror. They decided one of American history's most contested presidential elections. Yet for all their power, the justices never face election and hold their offices for life. This combination of influence and apparent unaccountability has led many to complain that there is something illegitimate—even undemocratic—about judicial authority. In The Will of the People, Barry Friedman challenges that claim by showing that the Court has always been subject to a higher power: the American public. Judicial positions have been abolished, the justices' jurisdiction has been stripped, the Court has been packed, and unpopular decisions have been defied. For at least the past sixty years, the justices have made sure that their decisions do not stray too far from public opinion. Friedman's pathbreaking account of the relationship between popular opinion and the Supreme Court—from the Declaration of Independence to the end of the Rehnquist court in 2005—details how the American people came to accept their most controversial institution and shaped the meaning of the Constitution.



The Rehnquist Court and Criminal Punishment

The Rehnquist Court and Criminal Punishment Author Christopher E. Smith
ISBN-10 9781135637705
Release 2014-02-04
Pages 172
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First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.



The Unpublished Opinions of the Rehnquist Court

The Unpublished Opinions of the Rehnquist Court Author the late Bernard Schwartz
ISBN-10 9780195357622
Release 1996-01-04
Pages 512
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In the last twenty years, the veil of secrecy surrounding the workings of the United States Supreme Court has been lifted. Justice Thurgood Marshall's controversial decision to make his papers available to the public ushered in a new era of openness about the operation of the Court--but not without criticism from Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist. The Unpublished Opinions of the Rehnquist Court provides a behind-the- scenes look at the Supreme Court, showing how changes between the drafts and the Justices' final opinions have created substantial differences in the outcome of the Court's decisions. As with his two previous works The Unpublished Opinions of the Warren Court and the Unpublished Opinions of the Burger Court, author Bernard Schwartz uses private court papers to follow these decisions and explore the key role and responsibility of the Chief Justice. Among the ten cases examined by Schwartz are key abortion cases Hodgson v. Minnesota and Webster v. Reproductive Health Services-- the original draft of which would have virtually overruled Roe v. Wade--as well as a civil rights case, Patterson v. McLean Credit Union. Schwartz considers the draft opinions and explains why the drafts were not issued as the final opinions and dissents in these cases. In particular, he shows what would have happened if the draft opinions had come down as the final opinions. The Unpublished Opinions of the Rehnquist Court serves to clarify and explore the actual operation of the judicial decision-making process. It will be fascinating and informative reading for attorneys, judges, law students, politicians and anyone interested in the mechanics of the nation's highest Court.



The Partisan

The Partisan Author John A. Jenkins
ISBN-10 9781586488871
Release 2012
Pages 330
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Follows Rehnquist's career as a young lawyer in Arizona through his journey to Washington though the Warren and Burger courts to his twenty-year tenure as a Supreme Court Chief Justice who favored government power over individual rights.



The Burger Court and the Rise of the Judicial Right

The Burger Court and the Rise of the Judicial Right Author Michael J. Graetz
ISBN-10 9781476732503
Release 2016-06-07
Pages 480
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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 legacy affects us today,"--NoveList.



The Rehnquist Court and Criminal Justice

The Rehnquist Court and Criminal Justice Author Christopher E. Smith
ISBN-10 9780739140826
Release 2011-11-16
Pages 334
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By analyzing the perspectives and influential decisions of individual justices on the Rehnquist Court (1986-2005), this volume reveals how a divided Supreme Court limited the scope of rights affecting criminal justice without fulfilling conservatives' goal of eliminating foundational concepts established during the Warren Court era. The era's generally conservative Supreme Court preserved rights in several contexts because individual justices do not necessarily view all constitutional rights issues through a simple, consistent philosophical lens.



A Mere Machine

A Mere Machine Author Anna Harvey
ISBN-10 9780300171112
Release 2013-11-26
Pages 366
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In this work, Anna Harvey reports evidence showing that the Supreme Court is in fact extraordinarily deferential to congressional preferences in its constitutional rulings.



Supreme Court Policy Making

Supreme Court Policy Making Author Harold J. Spaeth
ISBN-10 0716710137
Release 1979
Pages 224
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Supreme Court Policy Making has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Supreme Court Policy Making also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Supreme Court Policy Making book for free.



The Rehnquist Court

The Rehnquist Court Author Thomas R. Hensley
ISBN-10 9781576072004
Release 2006
Pages 443
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Highlights: - Provides an analysis of the major conservative changes in U.S. constitutional law during the Rehnquist Court- Analyzes the Rehnquist Court's voting record and the lasting impacts of those votes



Readings in American government and politics

Readings in American government and politics Author Randall B. Ripley
ISBN-10 0534161707
Release 1993
Pages 448
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Readings in American government and politics has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Readings in American government and politics also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Readings in American government and politics book for free.



Like a Loaded Weapon

Like a Loaded Weapon Author Robert A. Williams
ISBN-10 9781452907567
Release 2005
Pages 270
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Robert A. Williams Jr. boldly exposes the ongoing legal force of the racist language directed at Indians in American society. Fueled by well-known negative racial stereotypes of Indian savagery and cultural inferiority, this language, Williams contends, has functioned “like a loaded weapon” in the Supreme Court’s Indian law decisions. Beginning with Chief Justice John Marshall’s foundational opinions in the early nineteenth century and continuing today in the judgments of the Rehnquist Court, Williams shows how undeniably racist language and precedent are still used in Indian law to justify the denial of important rights of property, self-government, and cultural survival to Indians. Building on the insights of Malcolm X, Thurgood Marshall, and Frantz Fanon, Williams argues that racist language has been employed by the courts to legalize a uniquely American form of racial dictatorship over Indian tribes by the U.S. government. Williams concludes with a revolutionary proposal for reimagining the rights of American Indians in international law, as well as strategies for compelling the current Supreme Court to confront the racist origins of Indian law and for challenging bigoted ways of talking, thinking, and writing about American Indians. Robert A. Williams Jr. is professor of law and American Indian studies at the James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona. A member of the Lumbee Indian Tribe, he is author of The American Indian in Western Legal Thought: The Discourses of Conquest and coauthor of Federal Indian Law.



The Rehnquist Legacy

The Rehnquist Legacy Author Craig Bradley
ISBN-10 0521859190
Release 2006
Pages 392
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This book is a legal biography of William Rehnquist of the U. S. Supreme Court.



Encyclopedia of American Civil Rights and Liberties H R

Encyclopedia of American Civil Rights and Liberties  H R Author Otis H. Stephens
ISBN-10 0313327602
Release 2006
Pages 1342
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Contains entries that discuss aspects of civil rights and liberties, covering major historical developments and social movements, key legislation, Supreme Court decisions, influential individuals, Constitutional provisions, and groups and organizations; arranged alphabetically from H to R.



Public Opinion and the Supreme Court

Public Opinion and the Supreme Court Author Thomas R. Marshall
ISBN-10 0044970471
Release 1989-01-01
Pages 214
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Very Good,No Highlights or Markup,all pages are intact.



The Death Penalty

The Death Penalty Author Roger Hood
ISBN-10 9780191005312
Release 2015-01-08
Pages 480
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The fifth edition of this highly praised study charts and explains the progress that continues to be made towards the goal of worldwide abolition of the death penalty. The majority of nations have now abolished the death penalty and the number of executions has dropped in almost all countries where abolition has not yet taken place. Emphasising the impact of international human rights principles and evidence of abuse, the authors examine how this has fuelled challenges to the death penalty and they analyse and appraise the likely obstacles, political and cultural, to further abolition. They discuss the cruel realities of the death penalty and the failure of international standards always to ensure fair trials and to avoid arbitrariness, discrimination and conviction of the innocent: all violations of the right to life. They provide further evidence of the lack of a general deterrent effect; shed new light on the influence and limits of public opinion; and argue that substituting for the death penalty life imprisonment without parole raises many similar human rights concerns. This edition provides a strong intellectual and evidential basis for regarding capital punishment as undeniably cruel, inhuman and degrading. Widely relied upon and fully updated to reflect the current state of affairs worldwide, this is an invaluable resource for all those who study the death penalty and work towards its removal as an international goal.



Dishonorable Passions

Dishonorable Passions Author William N. Eskridge Jr.
ISBN-10 9781440631108
Release 2008-05-01
Pages 528
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From the Pentagon to the wedding chapel, there are few issues more controversial today than gay rights. As William Eskridge persuasively demonstrates in Dishonorable Passions, there is nothing new about this political and legal obsession. The American colonies and the early states prohibited sodomy as the crime against nature, but rarely punished such conduct if it took place behind closed doors. By the twentieth century, America’s emerging regulatory state targeted degenerates and (later) homosexuals. The witch hunts of the McCarthy era caught very few Communists but ruined the lives of thousands of homosexuals. The nation’s sexual revolution of the 1960s fueled a social movement of people seeking repeal of sodomy laws, but it was not until the Supreme Court’s decision in Lawrence v. Texas (2003) that private sex between consenting adults was decriminalized. With dramatic stories of both the hunted (Walt Whitman and Margaret Mead) and the hunters (Earl Warren and J. Edgar Hoover), Dishonorable Passions reveals how American sodomy laws affected the lives of both homosexual and heterosexual Americans. Certain to provoke heated debate, Dishonorable Passions is a must-read for anyone interested in the history of sexuality and its regulation in the United States