The Burger Court

The Burger Court : Counter-Revolution or Confirmation?

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The Burger Court is a comprehensive overview and evaluation of Chief Justice Burger and the Court he led from 1969-1987. Consisting of original papers written for the Burger Court Conference, the book has contributions from such distinguished scholars as Derrick Bell, Anthony Lewis, and Robert Drinan. Many controversial legal issues are covered, including racial segregation, prayer in school, abortion, and the rights of criminals.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 328 pages
  • 164.3 x 241.6 x 27.7mm | 671.82g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0195122593
  • 9780195122596

Review quote

"Bernard Schwartz leaves a legacy of fascinating essays, compiled and edited with intellect, honesty, and perceptiveness."--Nina Totenberg, Legal Affairs Correspondent, National Public Radio and ABC Nightline"This book represents the last major work edited by the late Bernard Schwartz, whom Anthony Lewis once termed 'the most committed, productive legal scholar of our time.' Following The Warren Court: A Retrospective, it is the second volume of a trilogy that proposes to cover our last three Supreme Courts. Schwartz selected scholars, journalists, historians, and judges to present a view that is both composite and unique. From Garrow to Graglia, from Brennan to Bell, this book offers to practitioners, scholars, and jurists an examination of that most intriguing Court that separates the conflicting models of the Warren and Rehnquist benches."--Robert Henryshow more

About Bernard Schwartz

The highly esteemed legal scholar Bernard Schwartz (1923-1997) was a member of the Law Faculty at New York University for forty-five years before retiring in 1992 as the Edwin D. Webb Professor of Law. Thereafter he was appointed Chapman Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Tulsa, the post he held until his death. He was the author or editor of over sixty books, and wrote hundreds of articles over the span of a brilliant and influential career.show more