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Nixon's Court : his challenge to judicial liberalism and its political consequences

Author: Kevin J McMahon
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : The University of Chicago Press, 2011.
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Most analysts have deemed Richard Nixon's challenge to the judicial liberalism of the Warren Supreme Court a failure, "a counterrevolution that wasn't". This title reveals a Nixon whose public  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Richard M Nixon; Richard Milhous Nixon; Richard M Nixon
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin J McMahon
ISBN: 9780226561196 0226561194
OCLC Number: 835318974
Description: 1 vol. (XIII-343 p.) : tabl., graph. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Nixon's victory : oppositional presidents and the cycles of Supreme Court politics --
Part I. Circa 1968 : law, order, and the race for the White House --
The fight for the nomination : holding on for a second chance --
Running to be "the One" : Nixon, divided democrats, and a chastened court --
Part II. The politics of desegregation --
"Instead of listening to what we say . . . watch what we do" : electoral strategies, practical politics, and Nixon's judicial policy --
Leading by following: Nixon, the Court, and the road to school desegregation --
Part III The dynamics and difficulties of remaking the Court --
The Party of Lincoln's last stand? The GOP divide and the rejection of Nixon's southern strict constructionists (or, How Senate republicans made the court more liberal) --
Fifty-three seconds that shaped the Court : Nixon's acceptable southerner and accidental ideologue (or, How liberals made the Court more conservative) --
Part IV. The political and electoral consequences of Supreme Court decisions --
Fighting busing, crime, smut, and social disorder in America : strong rhetoric, selective action --
Judicial decisions and the ballot box : Nixon's Court and the division of the democratic coalition --
Evaluating the conservative counterrevolution through the Nixon/Rehnquist nexus
Responsibility: Kevin J. McMahon.


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"This book is fascinating, original, and important. It adds a rich case study to the literature that claims politicians use courts to advance their electoral and policy aims. McMahon deploys multiple Read more...

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