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Call # KF8742 .T87 2005
Author Tushnet, Mark V., 1945-
Title A Court divided : the Rehnquist court and the future of constitutional law / Mark Tushnet
Imprint New York : W.W. Norton Co., c2005
Edition 1st ed
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 WMS STACKS  KF8742 .T87 2005    AVAILABLE
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Descript. 384 p. ; 25 cm
Summary/Abstract "The dramas of the Court - both intellectual and personal - have turned on and determined the most important cases of our time: gay rights, abortion, affirmative action, crime, hate speech, advertising, and big business. They have resulted in the undoing of legislation that characterized the New Deal and had seemed unassailable for a half-century. Here, Mark Tushnet both provides a clear and accessible history of the nation's last half-century under the rule of law and shows why the next half-century and more depends on the next Court appointments."--BOOK JACKET
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Rehnquist, William H., 1924-2005
United States. Supreme Court
Political questions and judicial power -- United States
Constitutional law -- United States
OCLC # 55665434
Table of Contents
1William Rehnquist's court13
2Two kinds of republican49
3Clarence Thomas's constitution71
4Ruth Bader Ginsburg's equal protection clause104
5Antonin Scalia's first amendment130
6Anthony Kennedy and gay rights156
7The religious right's agenda - symbols and money180
8Holding the line on abortion204
9Race, affirmative action, and crime223
10The federalism revolution249
11The takings project279
12Big business's constitution302
13A Supreme Court united?319