Justices, Presidents and Senators, Revised: A History of the U.S. Supreme Court Appointments from Washington to Clinton

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September 1999



Totally revised and updated, this classic history of the 108 members of the U.S. Supreme addresses the vital questions of why individual justices were nominated to the highest court, how their nominations were received, whether the appointees ultimately lived up to the expectations of the American public, and what their legacy was on the development of American law and society.


Chapter 1 Introductory Reflections: Of Criteria, Evaluations, and Judgements Chapter 2 The Nixon Era: A Turbulent Case Study Chapter 3 How They Get There: Appointing Supreme Court Justices Chapter 4 Why They Get There: Qualifications and Rationalizations Chapter 5 The First Forty Years: From George Washington to John Quincy Adams, 1789-1829 Chapter 6 The Next Forty Years: From Andrew Jackson to Andrew Johnson, 1829-1869 Chapter 7 The Balance of the Nineteenth Century: From Ulysses S. Grant to William McKinley, 1869-1901 Chapter 8 Into the Twentieth Century: From Theodore Roosevelt to Herbert Hoover, 1901-1933 Chapter 9 The Court Alters Course: FDR and Truman, 1933-1953 Chapter 10 The Warren Court: From Ike to LBJ, 1953-1969 Chapter 11 The Burger Court: From Nixon to Reagan, 1969-1986 Chapter 12 The Rehnquist Court: Reagan, Bush, and Clinton, 1986- Chapter 13 Epilogue


Henry J. Abraham is one of the country's most respected scholars of the U.S. Supreme Court. James Hart Professor of Government and Foreign Affairs, Emeritus, at the University of Virginia and the author of numerous works, he lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.


His style is easily accessible for students, the reading public, and scholars alike. My strongest regret regarding this work is that I'm not the author, for it promises to enhance interest and understanding in the appointment process and in the Court itself. There is nothing else out there like it, and there doesn't need to be. Abraham's design was solidly conceived from the beginning, was well executed with his easy prose and solid scholarship, and deserves to be read by a new generation.--George Watson, Arizona State University "The Law and Politics Book Review "
EAN: 9780847696055
ISBN: 0847696057
Untertitel: Revised. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: September 1999
Seitenanzahl: 444 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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