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The Rehnquist Court: A Retrospective
     

The Rehnquist Court: A Retrospective

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by Martin H. Belsky (Editor)
 

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In 1986, the Supreme Court's leading conservative, William H. Rehnquist, labeled by Newsweek as "The Court's Mr. Right," was made Chief Justice. Almost immediately, legal scholars, practitioners, and pundits began questioning what his influence would be, and whether he would remake our constitutional corpus in his own image. Would the center hold, or fold

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In 1986, the Supreme Court's leading conservative, William H. Rehnquist, labeled by Newsweek as "The Court's Mr. Right," was made Chief Justice. Almost immediately, legal scholars, practitioners, and pundits began questioning what his influence would be, and whether he would remake our constitutional corpus in his own image. Would the center hold, or fold? This collected volume, edited by Martin H. Belsky, is the third in a series which includes The Warren Court and The Burger Court, both edited by Bernard Schwartz. It gathers together a distinguished group of scholars, journalists, judges, and practitioners to reflect on the fifteen-year impact of the Rehnquist Court. The work provides an overview of the Rehnquist Court's influence to date, examines in detail the seminal issues confronted by the Court, and places the Court in broad historical perspective. Subjects discussed include First Amendment rights and cyberspace, criminal justice reform, the Court's pattern of constitutional interpretation, the international impact of the Rehnquist Court, and the Supreme Court's increasing interaction with state constitutional law. A comprehensive look at the significant shifts in constitutional jurisprudence under Rehnquist's leadership, this volume illustrates how the Rehnquist Court has brought us almost full-circle from the judge-made revolution of the Warren Court. A must-have for all students of the Court and legal history, this book contains fascinating insights into one of the century's most controversial courts and a legacy still in the making.

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ISBN-13:
9780195148398
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Martin H. Belsky is Dean and Professor of Law at the University of Tulsa College of Law. He has served as counsel and Chief Counsel to congressional committees, written numerous articles on constitutional law topics, and is a frequent contributor to conversations about the Supreme Court with the press.

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In 1986, the Supreme Court's leading conservative, William H. Rehnquist, labeled by Newsweek as 'The Court's Mr. Right,' was made Chief Justice. Almost immediately, legal scholars, practitioners, and pundits began questioning what his influence would be, and whether he would remake our constitutional corpus in his own image. Would the center hold, or fold? This collected volume, edited by Martin H. Belsky, is the third in a series which includes The Warren Court and The Burger Court, both edited by Bernard Schwartz. It gathers together a distinguished group of scholars, journalists, judges, and practitioners to reflect on the fifteen-year impact of the Rehnquist Court. The work provides an overview of the Rehnquist Court's influence to date, examines in detail the seminal issues confronted by the Court, and places the Court in broad historical perspective. Subjects discussed include First Amendment rights and cyberspace, criminal justice reform, the Court's pattern of constitutional interpretation, the international impact of the Rehnquist Court, and the Supreme Court's increasing interaction with state constitutional law. A comprehensive look at the significant shifts in constitutional jurisprudence under Rehnquist's leadership, this volume illustrates how the Rehnquist Court has brought us almost full-circle from the judge-made revolution of the Warren Court. A must-have for all students of the Court and legal history, this book contains fascinating insights into one of the century's most controversial courts and a legacy still in the making. Contributors Erwin Chemerinsky, Bruce J. Ennis, Lawrence M. Friedman, Marie L. Garibaldi, David J. Garrow, Lino A. Graglia, Robert H. Henry, Yale Kamisar, Arthur G. LeFrancois, Claire L'Heureux-Dubé, Burt Neuborne, John T. Noonan, David Savage, Jerome J. Shestack, J. Harvie Wilkinson, III