The Roberts Court The Struggle For The Constitution

Author: Marcia Coyle
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 1451627521
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For eight years, the Roberts Court has been at the center of a constitutional maelstrom. In this acclaimed account, the much-honored, expert Supreme Court reporter Marcia Coyle reveals the fault lines in the conservative-dominated court led by Chief Justice John Roberts Jr.

Seven minutes after President Obama put his signature to a landmark national health care insurance program, a lawyer in the office of Florida GOP attorney general Bill McCollum hit a computer key, sparking a legal challenge to the new law that would eventually reach the nation’s highest court. Health care is only the most visible and recent front in a battle over the meaning and scope of the US Constitution. The battleground is the United States Supreme Court, and one of the most skilled, insightful, and trenchant of its observers takes us close up to watch it in action.

Marcia Coyle’s brilliant inside analysis of the High Court captures four landmark decisions—concerning health care, money in elections, guns at home, and race in schools. Coyle examines how those cases began and how they exposed the great divides among the justices, such as the originalists versus the pragmatists on guns and the Second Amendment, and corporate speech versus human speech in the controversial Citizens United case. Most dramatically, her reporting shows how dedicated conservative lawyers and groups have strategized to find cases and crafted them to bring up the judicial road to the Supreme Court with an eye on a receptive conservative majority.

The Roberts Court offers a ringside seat to the struggle to lay down the law of the land.

The Roberts Court

Author: Marcia Coyle
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 145162753X
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The Roberts Court, seven years old, sits at the center of a constitutional maelstrom.

Uncertain Justice

Author: Laurence Tribe
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 0805099131
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Now, in Uncertain Justice, Laurence Tribe and Joshua Matz show the surprising extent to which the Roberts Court is revising the meaning of our Constitution. This essential book arrives at a make-or-break moment for the nation and the court.

A Court Divided The Rehnquist Court And The Future Of Constitutional Law

Author: Mark Tushnet
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393077519
Size: 41.52 MB
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"--Kirkus Reviews In this authoritative reckoning with the eighteen-year record of the Rehnquist Court, Georgetown law professor Mark Tushnet reveals how the decisions of nine deeply divided justices have left the future of the Court; and ...

In The Balance Law And Politics On The Roberts Court

Author: Mark Tushnet
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393241432
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Harvard Law School professor and constitutional law expert Mark Tushnet clarifies the lines of conflict and what is at stake on the Supreme Court as it hangs “in the balance” between its conservatives and its liberals.

The Burger Court And The Rise Of The Judicial Right

Author: Michael J. Graetz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476732507
Size: 65.81 MB
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"Drawing on the personal papers of justices as well as other archives, a first-of-its-kind book provides a fresh perspective at the Warren Burger Supreme Court, digging down to the roots of its most significant decisions and shows how their ...

Supreme Conflict

Author: Jan Crawford Greenburg
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110120205X
Size: 38.67 MB
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From the series of Republican nominations that proved deeply frustrating to conservatives to the decades of bruising battles that led to the rise of Justices Roberts and Alito, this is the authoritative story of the conservative effort to ...

John G Roberts Jr

Author: Lisa Tucker McElroy
Publisher: Lerner Publications
ISBN: 9780822563891
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A biography of the seventeenth Chief Justice of the United States.

Rights Gone Wrong

Author: Richard Thompson Ford
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1429969253
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In Rights Gone Wrong, Richard Thompson Ford, author of the New York Times Notable Book The Race Card, argues that this is seldom the case.

Supremely Partisan

Author: James D. Zirin
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442266376
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On the eve of a presidential election that may determine the makeup of Supreme Court justices for decades to come, prominent attorney James D. Zirin argues that the Court has become increasingly partisan, rapidly making policy choices right ...

The Selling Of Supreme Court Nominees

Author: John Anthony Maltese
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801858833
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In this paperback edition, he includes a discussion of the recent nomination of Stephen Breyer, addressing various reform proposals made by critics of the current process and crediting President Clinton's protracted selection process with ...