Battles on the Bench: Conflict Inside the Supreme Court / Edition 1

Battles on the Bench: Conflict Inside the Supreme Court / Edition 1

by Phillip J. Cooper
     
 

ISBN-10: 0700609660

ISBN-13: 9780700609666

Pub. Date: 02/28/1999

Publisher: University Press of Kansas

"A superb study of conflict in the Supreme Court. Cooper has produced a work that is in many ways seminal. He has also done an excellent job of classifying the nature, types, and consequences of conflict on the Court, illustrating each with amusing, touching, gripping, shocking, and at times profound anecdotes. Highly recommended."—Tinsley E. Yarbrough, author of

Overview

"A superb study of conflict in the Supreme Court. Cooper has produced a work that is in many ways seminal. He has also done an excellent job of classifying the nature, types, and consequences of conflict on the Court, illustrating each with amusing, touching, gripping, shocking, and at times profound anecdotes. Highly recommended."—Tinsley E. Yarbrough, author of John Marshall Harlan: Great Dissenter of the Warren Court and Mr. Justice Black and His Critics

"Cooper's book in some ways covers ground found in The Brethren but is superior to that book. He weaves a fascinating story and provides sound political analysis."—Sheldon Goldman, author of Constitutional Law and Supreme Court Decision Making

Author Biography: Phillip J. Cooper is Gund Professor of Liberal Arts at the University of Vermont. His books include The Supreme Court Inside Out, Hard Judicial Choices, and Of Power and Right: Hugo Black, William O. Douglas, and America's Constitutional Revolution.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780700609666
Publisher:
University Press of Kansas
Publication date:
02/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

1. The Symbolic Handshake

2. Why Do They Fight?

3. How Do They Fight? The Professional Fights

4. How Do They Fight? Internal and Personal Battles

5. What Difference Does it Make?

6. Why Don't They Fight More Often?

7. Nine Scorpions in a Bottle or the Most Collegial Institution in Town?

Appendix: Justices of the United States Supreme Court

Notes

Selected Bibliography

Opinions Cited

Index

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