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Justices and presidents : a political history of appointments to the Supreme Court

Author: Henry J Abraham
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"Readable yet scholarly short history of appointees, their politics and performance throughout U.S. history."--Juricature.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Henry J Abraham
ISBN: 0195034791 9780195034790 0195034805 9780195034806
OCLC Number: 10429767
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xiv, 430 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introductory reflections : of criteria, evaluations, and judgments --
The Nixon era : a turbulent case study --
How they get there : appointing Supreme Court justices --
Why they get there : qualifications and rationalizations --
The first forty years : from George Washington to John Quincy Adams, 1789-1829 --
The next forty years : from Andrew Jackson to Andrew Johnson, 1829-1869 --
The balance of the nineteenth century : from Ulysses S. Grant to William McKinley, 1869-1901 --
Into the twentieth century : from Theodore Roosevelt to Herbert Hoover, 1901-1933 --
The court alters course : F.D.R. and Truman, 1933-1953 --
The Warren court : from Ike to L.B.J., 1953-1969 --
The Burger court : from Nixon to Reagan, 1969- --
Epilogue --
Appendix A. Rating Supreme Court justices --
Appendix B. Rating presidents --
Appendix C. Table of succession of the justices of the Supreme Court of the United States --
Appendix D. Statistical data on Supreme Court justices.
Responsibility: Henry J. Abraham.
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"Readable yet scholarly short history of appointees, their politics and performance throughout U.S. history."--Juricature.

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