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The Resource The Supreme Court : the personalities and rivalries that defined America, Jeffrey Rosen

The Supreme Court : the personalities and rivalries that defined America, Jeffrey Rosen

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The Supreme Court : the personalities and rivalries that defined America
Title
The Supreme Court
Title remainder
the personalities and rivalries that defined America
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey Rosen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The Supreme Court is the most mysterious branch of government, and yet it is at root a human institution, made up of very bright people with very strong egos, for whom political and judicial conflicts often become personal. In this character-driven history, Rosen recounts the history of the Court through the personal and philosophical rivalries on the bench that transformed the law--and by extension, our lives. Through these rivalries, he brings to life the perennial conflict that has animated the Court--between those justices guided by strong ideology and those who forge coalitions and adjust to new realities.--From publisher description. Companion to the PBS series
  • Also includes information on African Americans, Brown v. Board of Education, George W. Bush, Bush v. Gore, civil liberties, civil rights, conservatives, criminal procedure, Declaration of Independence, Democratic Party, Dred Scott v. Sandford, economic regulation, elections, executive (presidential) power, Federalist Party, federal (national) power, Fourteenth Amendment, Fourth Amendment, freedom of assembly, freedom of contract, freedom of religion, freedom of speech, Giles v. Harris, Gitlow v. New York, Griswold v. Connecticut, Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, Hamdi v. Rumsfeld, impeachment, judicial abstinence, judicial activism, judicial discretion, judicial independence, judicial politics, judicial restraint, judicial review, judicial subjectivity, judicial temperament, Ku, Klux Klan, labor law, liberals, Lochner v. New York, majority rule (majoritarianism), Marbury v. Madison, McCulloch v. Maryland, Miranda v. Arizona, New Deal, original meaning (originalism), Planned Parenthood v. Casey, Plessy v. Ferguson, pragmatism, right to privacy, racial discrimination, Ronald Reagan, Reconstruction Amendments, Republican Party (modern), Republicans (Jeffersonian), John Roberts, Roe v. Wade, Franklin D. Roosevelt, secession, segregation, stateʼs rights, Thirteenth Amendment, Clarence Thomas, U.S. Congress, U.S. Constitution, Earl Warren, etc
Summary
A character-driven history of the Supreme Court traces its evolution from the perspective of the personal, philosophical, political, and judicial rivalries on the bench that transformed the law
Writing style
Biography type
collective biography
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229960
Cataloging source
DLC
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1964-
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Rosen, Jeffrey
Dewey number
347.73/2634
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KF8744
LC item number
.R67 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • United States
  • Judges
  • Judges
  • Judges
Target audience
adult
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the personalities and rivalries that defined America
Label
The Supreme Court : the personalities and rivalries that defined America, Jeffrey Rosen
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Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-258) 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
A question of temperament -- The Virginia aristocrats : John Marshall and Thomas Jefferson -- The legacy of the Civil War : John Marshall Harlan and Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. -- Liberty and license : Hugo Black and William O. Douglas -- Two faces of conservatism : William H. Rehnquist and Antonin Scalia -- The future of temperament
Control code
20979028
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 274 pages
Isbn
9780805081824
Lccn
2006050941
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780805081824
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm71192725
Label
The Supreme Court : the personalities and rivalries that defined America, Jeffrey Rosen
Link
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-258) 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
A question of temperament -- The Virginia aristocrats : John Marshall and Thomas Jefferson -- The legacy of the Civil War : John Marshall Harlan and Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. -- Liberty and license : Hugo Black and William O. Douglas -- Two faces of conservatism : William H. Rehnquist and Antonin Scalia -- The future of temperament
Control code
20979028
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 274 pages
Isbn
9780805081824
Lccn
2006050941
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780805081824
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm71192725

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