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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.
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When conservatives took control of the federal judiciary in the 1980s, it was widely assumed that they would reverse the landmark rights-protecting precedents set by the Warren Court and replace them with a broad commitment to judicial restraint. Instead, the Supreme Court under Chief Justice William Rehnquist has reaffirmed most of those liberal decisions while creating its own brand of conservative judicial  Read more...
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Keck, Thomas Moylan.
Most activist supreme court in history.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2004
(DLC) 2004005108
(OCoLC)54670280
Named Person: William H Rehnquist; William H Rehnquist; William H Rehnquist; William H Rehnquist; William H Rehnquist
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Moylan Keck
ISBN: 9780226428864 0226428869
OCLC Number: 593295918
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 378 pages)
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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When conservatives took control of the federal judiciary in the 1980s, it was widely assumed that they would reverse the landmark rights-protecting precedents set by the Warren Court and replace them with a broad commitment to judicial restraint. Instead, the Supreme Court under Chief Justice William Rehnquist has reaffirmed most of those liberal decisions while creating its own brand of conservative judicial activism. Ranging from 1937 to the present, The Most Activist Supreme Court in History traces the legal and political forces that have shaped the modern Court. Thomas M. Keck argues that t.

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