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Burger, Warren E. 1907-1995

Overview
Works: 466 works in 618 publications in 2 languages and 19,741 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  History  Conference proceedings  Constitution  Trials, litigation, etc  Sources  Bibliography  Biography 
Roles: Host, Author of introduction, Contributor, Speaker, Former owner, Performer, Creator, Signer
Classifications: KF4770.A75, 342.730853
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The Constitution, the law, and freedom of expression, 1787-1987 ( )
3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 1,737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contributions to the 1st Wallace Conference on "The Constitution, Freedom of Expression, and the Liberal Arts," held in Sept. 1986 at Macalester College ; sponsored by the college
It is so ordered : a constitution unfolds by Warren E Burger ( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Constitution of the United States affects the daily life of every American in powerful and often unrecognized ways. Yet ever since the Constitution's adoption in 1787, its meaning - the way it is applied in actual cases - has been hotly debated. For more than two hundred years, the Supreme Court of the United States has been responsible for interpreting and defining the Constitution's meaning. In It Is So Ordered, Retired Chief Justice Warren E. Burger, who led the Supreme Court during his seventeen-year tenure, examines fourteen of the pivotal cases and historical events that defined the Constitution's real-life application. With this series of richly crafted stories, Chief Justice Burger explains how our nation's charter evolved. Here are the triumphs and tragedies of American constitutional law. In Gibbons v. Ogden (1824) the Court assured that states could not burden interstate commerce, paving the way for phenomenal commercial growth in America. In Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857), the Court ruled against the freedom of a slave and set the stage for the horrors of the Civil War. In Plessy v. Ferguson (1896), the Court endorsed the nightmare of state-sponsored segregation of the freed slaves. Taken together, the great cases Chief Justice Burger has chosen to explore have laid the foundation for the most successful political and economic system in history. Nevertheless, they remind us that democracy, with its often inconvenient checks and balances, is not always neat and orderly. Instead, Chief Justice Burger believes democracy is people - men and women with all their virtues and flaws - working together to produce ordered liberty. Throughout It Is So Ordered, Chief Justice Burger brings alive the historical figures who helped shape the United States - Thomas Jefferson, Aaron Burr, and Harry Truman, among many others. And he brings to light "forgotten" heroes like Chief Justice John Marshall, who as the fourth Chief Justice gave the unproven judicial branch the power and wisdom it needed to survive, particularly in the seminal case of Marbury v. Madison. Indeed, we learn that the great stroke in Marbury had its intellectual origins in the Court's 1796 decision in Ware v. Hylton, argued (unsuccessfully) by none other than John Marshall himself. The history of many of the difficult and controversial issues we ask our Constitution to address today is reflected in It Is So Ordered. A uniquely authoritative view of our nation's most vital document, it is a work of compelling interest to citizens, pundits, and politicians alike
We the people the president and the constitution ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Series of interviews record the observations of Presidents Nixon, Ford, Carter, and Reagan about the office of the Presidency and its place in the constitutional framework of American government
Our crowded prisons ( Book )
3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jimmy Carter by Jimmy Carter ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
President Carter discusses the presidency from the perspective of a Washington outsider who sought to make human rights a centerpiece of his administration. Carter reflects upon the nature of presidential leadership, illustrated by the Camp David accords, the Iran hostage crisis, the Panama Canal Treaty, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, and the energy crisis
Delivery of justice : proposals for changes to improve the administration of justice by Warren E Burger ( Book )
4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selections of public papers by Warren Burger prepared and edited by Burnett Anderson
Gerald R. Ford by Warren E Burger ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
President Ford discusses the War Powers Resolution and other Congressional limitations on presidential power, the personal qualities required of a President, limitations on presidential terms of office, the threat of assassination, and the difficulties that confront the legislative branch. Includes his views on decision-making in the context of the pardon of Richard Nixon, the seizure of the Mayaguez, the summit meeting at Vladivostok, and other events in the Ford presidency
Ronald Reagan ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
President Reagan discusses Congress and the budget process, the role of the executive branch in the management of the economy, presidential relations with the media, the appointment of justices of the U.S. Supreme Court, and presidential initiatives in foreign affairs including the intervention in Grenada, the bombing of Libya, and United States support of the Nicaraguan contras
Richard M. Nixon ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
President Nixon discusses the presidency from the perspective of his long career in public service. Includes his views of the practical handicaps of divided government, secret diplomacy and covert operations, presidential campaigning, and relations with the media
President Gerald Ford ( Visual )
5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
President Ford discusses the War Powers Resolution and other Congressional limitations on presidential power, the personal qualities required of the President, limitations on presidential terms of office, the threat of assassination, and the difficulties that confront the legislative branch. Includes his views on decision-making in the context of the pardon of Richard Nixon, the seizure of the Mayaguez, the summit meeting at Vladivostok, and other events in the Ford presidency
President Ronald Reagan ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
President Reagan discusses Congress and the budget process, the role of the executive branch in the management of the economy, presidential relations with the media, the appointment of justices to the U.S. Supreme Court, and presidential initiatives in foreign affairs including the intervention in Grenada, the bombing of Libya, and the United States support of the Nicaraquan contras
President Jimmy Carter ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
President Carter discusses the Office of the Presidency from the perspective of a Washington outsider who sought to make human rights a centerpiece of his administration. Carter reflects upon the nature of Presidential leadership, illustrated by the Camp David Accords, the Iran hostage crisis, the Panama Canal Treaty, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, and the energy crisis
President Richard M. Nixon by Richard M Nixon ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
President Nixon discusses the Presidency from the perspective of his long career in public service. Includes his views of the practical handicaps of divided government, secret diplomacy and covert operations, Presidential campaigning, and relations with the media
The Constitution of the United States of America by United States ( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Included in this volume are the complete texts of the Constitution of the United States of America and its amendments; the Declaration of Independence; and the Articles of Confederation. The book also includes and insightful introduction by R.B. Bernstein, a chronology of important dates, and an index to the Constitution."--Jacket
Constitution Week 1990 : the bicentennial of the federal judicial system by Warren E Burger ( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Constitutional journal a correspondent's report from the Convention of 1787 by Jeffrey St. John ( )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
You are there, in 1787 at America's constitutional convention, with the inside story that reads like a modern-day account of the secret proceedings in Philadelphia. Veteran print and broadcast journalist St. John "reports" each day's proceedings, flavoring his dispatches with quotes from private correspondence and notes of the delegates. He captures the frustration, conflict, hope and despair of our Founders during the long, sweltering summer session, as the political future of our country hangs in the balance. It is an enthralling story, never before told in this journalistic form. Appearing in major newspapers and broadcast around the world daily during the summer of 1987 by the United States Information Agency, Constitutional Journal is an account of the founding of the United States that students of the Constitution will enjoy for years
The legal system assault on the economy by Kenneth R Feinberg ( Book )
in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With pertinent quotations from the Chief Justice of the United States, excerpts from the writings of Warren E. Burger--Vol. 1 T.p. ; with executive summary by Robert J. D'Agostino--Vol. 3 T.p
Equal justice under law ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The programs in "Equal Justice Under Law" focus upon landmark cases that arose early in our history and in which Chief Justice John Marshall played a major role as judge. The films are designed to promote reflection and discussion about the United States Constitution, particularly as it relates to enforcement by the courts of the separation of powers at the federal level and the division of powers between state and federal government and specific constitutional prohibitions and limitations upon the exercise of official authority by reason of the Constitution
Forge of union, anvil of liberty a correspondent's report on the first federal elections, the first federal Congress & the creation of the Bill of Rights by Jeffrey St. John ( )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Written as though the author were an on-the-scene reporter, listeners discover how Congressman James Madison became the power behind Washington in the executive branch during the formative months of the new Republic
We the people the president and the constitution ; President Ronald Reagan ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ronald Reagan discusses Granada invasion, gun control, Congress and the budget, Line Item Veto, etc
 
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Alternative Names
Burger, Warren Earl.
Languages
English (111)
German (1)
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