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Autor: Jeffrey Rosen|
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publisher date: 12/26/2007
Format: PDF, EPUB
File size: 25.89 MB
Description of the book "The Supreme Court: The Personalities and Rivalries That Defined America":
"Superbly well written . . . a wonderfully informative guide to the Supreme Court both past and present."—David J. Garrow, American History
Jeffrey Rosen recounts the history of the Supreme Court through the personal and philosophical rivalries that have transformed the law—and by extension, our lives. With studies of four crucial conflicts—Chief Justice John Marshall and President Thomas Jefferson- post-Civil War justices John Marshall Harlan and Oliver Wendell Holmes- liberal icons Hugo Black and William O. Douglas- and conservative stalwarts William H. Rehnquist and Antonin Scalia—Rosen brings vividly to life the perennial rivalry between those justices guided by strong PDF ideology and those who cared more about the court as an institution, forging coalitions and adjusting to new realities. He ends with a revealing conversation with Chief Justice John Roberts, who is attempting to change the court in unexpected ways. The stakes, he shows, are nothing less than the future of American jurisprudence.
* Mp3 CD Format *. A leading Supreme Court expert recounts the personal and philosophical rivalries that forged our nation's highest court and continue to shape our daily lives."The Supreme Court" is the most mysterious branch of government, and yet the Court is at root a human PDF institution, made up of very bright people with very strong egos, for whom political and judicial conflicts often become personal.