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Vol 23 No 3 March/April 2018

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The Supreme Court in American Society

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ISBN13: 9780815337577
ISBN: 0815337574
Published: April 2001
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Format: Paperback
Price: £59.99

Through the articles collected in this volume, Kermit Hall seeks to tell the story of the Supreme Court via the history, justices, and decisions that have shaped democracy in America. The essays cover the history, political dynamics, and legal development of the Supreme Court.

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Introduction 1.""A Bench Happily Filled:"" Some Historical Reflections on the Supreme Court Appointment Process, Henry Abraham 2. Preserving Federalism: Reconstruction and the Waite Court, Michael Les Benedict 3. Civil Liberties and the American Supreme Court, Loren P. Betch 4. On the Warren Court and Judicial Review, Jesse H. Choper 5. The Role of the Supreme Court in American History, Archibald Cox 6. Decision-Making in a Democracy: The Supreme Court as a National Policy-Maker, Robert A. Dahl 7. The Wages of Crying Wolf: A Comment on Roe v. Wade John Hart Ely 8. McCleskey v. Kemp: Race, Capital Punishment, and the Supreme Court, Randall L. Kennedy 9. The Supreme Court in Periods of Critical Realignment, William Lesser 10. The Supreme Court as Republican Schoolmaster, ralph Lerner 11. The Origins of Franklin D. Roosevelt's ""Court-Packing"" Plan, and New, Alpheus Thomas Mason 13. The Origins and Historical Understanding of Free Exercise of Religion, Michael W. McConnell 14. Supreme Court Superstars: The Greatest Justices, Bernard Schwartz 15. ""States' Rights"" and the Origins of the Supreme Court's Power as Arbiter in Federal-State Relations, John R. Schmidhauser 16. Racist Speech, Democracy, and the First Amendment, Robert C. Post 17. The Birth Order Oddity in Supreme Court Appointments, Paul J. Weber 18. The Integrity of Holmes' Jurisprudence, G. Edward White 19. The Supreme Court, the Equal Protection Clause, and the Three Faces of Constitutional Equality, J. Harvie Wilkinson III 20. A Theory of U.S. Constitutional History, Christopher Wolfe