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The most activist supreme court in history : the road to modern judicial conservatism

Author: Thomas Moylan Keck
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The conservative orientated supreme court under Chief Justice William Rehnquist has surprised its critics, not only by reaffirming liberal judgements of earlier years but by its proactive approach to its work, intervening to settle many divisive political conflicts.
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Named Person: William H Rehnquist; William H Rehnquist; William H Rehnquist
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Moylan Keck
ISBN: 0226428842 9780226428840 0226428850 9780226428857
OCLC Number: 54670280
Description: xiii, 378 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The New Deal revolution and the reconstruction of constitutional law, 1937-1949 --
Frankfurter's failure : the rise and decline of judicial self-restraint, 1949-1962 --
The Warren court and its critics, 1962-1969 --
The Nixon court and the conservative turn, 1969-1980 --
The Reagan court and the conservative ascendance, 1980-1994 --
Activism and restraint on the Rehnquist court --
Law and politics on the Rehnquist court.
Responsibility: Thomas M. Keck.
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The conservative orientated supreme court under Chief Justice William Rehnquist has surprised its critics, not only by reaffirming liberal judgements of earlier years but by its proactive approach to its work, intervening to settle many divisive political conflicts.

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"A welcome and extremely timely book. . . . Because Professor Keck writes from a political science perspective, his book provides a broader dimension than others which have analyzed the Rehnquist Read more...

 
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