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The solicitor general : the politics of law

Author: Rebecca Mae Salokar
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 1992.
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In this book, Rebecca Mae Salokar studies the Office of the Solicitor General of the United States from 1959 through 1986. A frequently overlooked institution of American politics, this office is responsible for all litigation before the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of the executive branch. But the solicitor general is also a well-respected advisor to the justices and a gatekeeper, controlling a large portion of the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Mae Salokar
ISBN: 0877229260 9780877229261
OCLC Number: 24318914
Description: xi, 235 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction ; The government lawyer --
An overview of the office of the solicitor general of the United States --
The cream of the crop : the fifth floor of justice --
Untangling the bramblebush : external demands and influences --
Vested interests : the government as a party before the Supreme Court --
Friend of the court : the government as amicus --
The dilemma of serving two masters : strategies for individual rights cases --
Conclusion ; The balancing act : the solicitor general and American politics.
Responsibility: Rebecca Mae Salokar.

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