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American original : the life and constitution of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

Author: Joan Biskupic
Publisher: New York : Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus And Giroux, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A profile of the conservative Supreme Court justice offers insight into his absolute belief system and considerable body of work, evaluating Scalia as an "apex of power" whose opinions may have far-reaching consequences in the social counterrevolution.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Antonin Scalia; Antonin Scalia
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joan Biskupic
ISBN: 9780374202897 0374202893
OCLC Number: 317928633
Description: 434 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: A place in the American story --
In the turbulence of Watergate --
Witness for the executive --
Meeting of the minds --
Relentless in dissent --
"I have no agenda." --
"Is anybody listening?" --
Dilemmas of race --
Passions of his mind --
"A country I do not recognize" --
Bush v. Gore : not over it --
"Quack, quack" --
The center chair --
Showman of the bench --
Power in a time of terrorism --
"You get one shot".
Responsibility: Joan Biskupic.

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A profile of the conservative Supreme Court justice offers insight into his absolute belief system and considerable body of work, evaluating Scalia as an "apex of power" whose opinions may have far-reaching consequences in the social counterrevolution.

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