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The Supreme Court

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This new edition of Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist's classic book offers a lively and accessible history of the Supreme Court. His engaging writing illuminates both the high and low points in the Court's history, from Chief Justice Marshall's dominance of the Court during the early nineteenth century through the landmark decisions of the Warren Court. Citing cases such as the Dred Scott decision and Roosevelt's Court-packing plan, Rehnquist makes clear that the Court does not operate in a vacuum, that the justices are unavoidably influenced by their surroundings, and that their decisions have real and lasting impacts on our society. The public often hears little about the Supreme Court until decisions are handed down. Here, Rehnquist reveals its inner workings—the process by which cases are chosen, the nature of the conferences where decisions are made, and the type of debates that take place. With grace and wit, this incisive history gives a dynamic and informative account of the most powerful court in the nation and how it has shaped the direction America has taken.
The Supreme Court
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This new edition of Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist' s classic book offers a lively and accessible history of the Supreme Court. His engaging writing illuminates both the high and low points in the Court's history, from Chief Justice Marshall' s dominance of the Court during the early nineteenth century through the landmark decisions of the Warren Court. Citing cases such as the Dred Scott decision and Roosevelt's Court-packing plan, Rehnquist makes clear that the Court does not operate in a vacuum, that the justices are unavoidably influenced by their surroundings, and that their decisions have real and lasting impacts on our society.
The public often hears little about the Supreme Court until decisions are handed down. Here, Rehnquist reveals its inner workings—the process by which cases are chosen, the nature of the conferences where decisions are made, and the type of debates that take place. With grace and wit, this incisive history gives a dynamic and informative account of the most powerful court in the nation and how it has shaped the direction America has taken.
William H. Rehnquist is Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. He lives in Arlington, Virginia.
"Rehnquist is a clear and engaging historian. . . . "The Supreme Court "hits the high points."-"The Washington Post" "This book, written for laymen in a clear and decidedly nontechnical manner, is of interest to anyone who cares about the Supreme Court."-"The American Statesman "(Austin)
Author
William H. Rehnquist
Short Title
SUPREME COURT
Pages
336
Language
English
ISBN-10
0375708618
ISBN-13
9780375708619
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
DEWEY
B
Illustrations
Yes
Year
2002
Publication Date
2002-02-28
Imprint
Vintage Books
Place of Publication
New York
Country of Publication
United States
Series
Vintage
Residence
Arlington, VA, US
Publisher
Vintage
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