The Rehnquist Court

The Rehnquist Court : A Retrospective

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In 1986, the Supreme Court's leading conservative William H. Rehnquist, labelled 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 would he remake our constitutional corpus in his own image? Would the centre hold, or fold? This collected volume, which follows in the series edited by the late Bernard Schwartz, includes The Warren Court and The Burger Court, and contains the work of a varied body of scholars and practitioners. It includes an overview of the Rehnquist Court's influence to date, a detailed examination of the seminal issues confronted by the Court, and places the Court in broad historical perspective. Some of the issues examined in detail are 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.
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  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 161.5 x 242.3 x 24.9mm | 553.39g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0195148398
  • 9780195148398

About Martin H. Belsky

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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