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A Court divided : the Rehnquist court and the future of constitutional law

Author: Mark V Tushnet
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton Co., ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"The dramas of the Court - both intellectual and personal - have turned on and determined the most important cases of our time: gay rights, abortion, affirmative action, crime, hate speech, advertising, and big business. They have resulted in the undoing of legislation that characterized the New Deal and had seemed unassailable for a half-century. Here, Mark Tushnet both provides a clear and accessible history of  Read more...
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Named Person: William H Rehnquist; William H Rehnquist; William H Rehnquist
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark V Tushnet
ISBN: 0393058689 9780393058680
OCLC Number: 55665434
Description: 384 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: William Rehnquist's court --
Two kinds of Republicans --
Clarence Thomas's constitution --
Ruth Bader Ginsburg's equal protection clause --
Antonin Scalia's First Amendment --
Anthony Kennedy and gay rights --
The religious right's agenda : symbols and money --
Holding the line on abortion --
Race, affirmative action, and crime --
The federalism revolution --
The takings project --
Big business's constitution --
A Supreme Court united?
Responsibility: Mark Tushnet.
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"The dramas of the Court - both intellectual and personal - have turned on and determined the most important cases of our time: gay rights, abortion, affirmative action, crime, hate speech, advertising, and big business. They have resulted in the undoing of legislation that characterized the New Deal and had seemed unassailable for a half-century. Here, Mark Tushnet both provides a clear and accessible history of the nation's last half-century under the rule of law and shows why the next half-century and more depends on the next Court appointments."--BOOK JACKET.

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