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Storm center : the Supreme Court in American politics

Author: David M O'Brien
Publisher: New York : Norton, ©1986.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David M O'Brien
ISBN: 0393023303 9780393023305 0393955990 9780393955996
OCLC Number: 12612693
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 384 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: A Struggle for Power --
Abortion, the Court, and American Politics --
No Longer "the Least Dangerous" Branch --
The Cult of the Robe --
The Myth of Merit --
Process of Appointment --
Political Trade-offs --
Packing the Court --
Betrayed by Justice --
Off-the-Bench Activities --
Independence and Accountability --
Life in the Marble Temple --
Before the Marble Temple --
In the Marble Temple --
Justice and Company--Nine Little Law Firms --
Administrative Staff and Political Struggles --
Managing the Caseload --
Deciding What to Decide --
Access to Justice --
Setting the Agenda --
Agenda for Policy-making--Who Benefits, Who Loses? --
Review Denied, Justice Denied? --
Deciding Cases and Writing Opinions --
The Role of Oral Argument --
Conference on Merits --
Opinion-Writing Process --
The Value of Judicial Opinions --
Institutional and Individual Opinions --
The Court and American Life --
Opinion Days --
Communicating Decisions to the Media --
Implementing Rulings and Achieving Compliance --
The Supreme Court and American Life --
Members of the Supreme Court of the United States.
Responsibility: David M. O'Brien.
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