The Warren Court and American Politics

The Warren Court and American Politics

by Lucas A. Powe Jr.
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674000951

ISBN-13: 9780674000957

Pub. Date: 03/28/2000

Publisher: Harvard University Press

Challenging the reigning consensus that the Warren Court, fundamentally, was protecting minorities, Lucas Powe revives the valuable tradition of looking at the Supreme Court in the wide political environment to find the Warren Court a functioning partner in Kennedy-Johnson liberalism. Thus the Court helped to impose national liberal-elite values on groups that were…  See more details below

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Challenging the reigning consensus that the Warren Court, fundamentally, was protecting minorities, Lucas Powe revives the valuable tradition of looking at the Supreme Court in the wide political environment to find the Warren Court a functioning partner in Kennedy-Johnson liberalism. Thus the Court helped to impose national liberal-elite values on groups that were outliers to that tradition - the white South, rural America, and areas of Roman Catholic dominance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674000957
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2000
Series:
Belknap Press Series
Pages:
600
Product dimensions:
6.72(w) x 9.57(h) x 1.43(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1The Supreme Court, 1935-19531
Pt. IBeginnings: The 1953-1956 Terms
Prologue: Brown before Warren21
2Brown27
3Implementation50
4Domestic Security75
5Glimpses of the Future104
Pt. IIStalemate: The 1957-1961 Terms
Prologue: "Dangerously, Shockingly Close"127
6Domestic Security after Red Monday135
7Little Rock and Civil Rights157
8The Transition179
Pt. IIIHistory's Warren Court: The 1962-1968 Terms
Prologue: The Fifth Vote209
9To the Civil Rights Act217
10Revamping the Democratic Process239
11After the Civil Rights Act272
12Freedom of Expression303
13The End of Obscenity?336
14Church and State in a Pluralist Society358
15Policing the Police379
16Policing the Criminal Justice System412
17Wealth and Poverty445
Pt. IVThe Era Ends
Prologue: Retirement465
18The Last Year467
19What Was the Warren Court?485
Chronology503
Notes511
Bibliography533
Index of Cases539
General Index549

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