Becoming Justice Blackmun

Harry Blackmun's Supreme Court Journey

Author: Linda Greenhouse

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429900409

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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A Pulitzer Prize-winning correspondent with unprecedented access to the inner workings of the U.S. Supreme Court chronicles the personal transformation of a legendary justice From 1970 to 1994, Justice Harry A. Blackmun (1908-1999) wrote numerous landmark Supreme Court decisions, including Roe v. Wade, and participated in the most contentious debates of his era-all behind closed doors. In Becoming Justice Blackmun, Linda Greenhouse of The New York Times draws back the curtain on America's most private branch of government and reveals the backstage story of the Supreme Court through the eyes and writings of this extraordinary justice. Greenhouse was the first print reporter to have access to Blackmun's extensive archive and his private and public papers. From this trove she has crafted a compelling narrative of Blackmun's years on the Court, showing how he never lost sight of the human beings behind the legal cases and how he was not afraid to question his own views on such controversial issues as abortion, the death penalty, and sex discrimination. Greenhouse also tells the story of how Blackmun's lifelong friendship with Chief Justice Warren E. Burger withered in the crucible of life on the nation's highest court, revealing how political differences became personal, even for the country's most respected jurists. Becoming Justice Blackmun, written by America's preeminent Supreme Court reporter, offers a rare and wonderfully vivid portrait of the nation's highest court, including insights into many of the current justices. It is a must-read for everyone who cares about the Court and its impact on our lives.

Supreme Court Justices: Illustrated Biographies

Author: Clare Cushman

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1608718328

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 562

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Presents a biography of every Supreme Court justice from John Jay to Elena Kagan, profiling the main realm of each judge's jurisprudence, the major cases in his or her tenure, and relationships developed with other members of the Court.

Bundesverfassungsgericht und politische Theorie

Ein Forschungsansatz zur Politologie der Verfassungsgerichtsbarkeit

Author: Robert Chr. van Ooyen

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658079487

Category: Political Science

Page: 261

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Das Buch skizziert einen Forschungsansatz, der im Unterschied zu eher machtanalytisch orientierten Zugängen auf die politisch-theoretischen Verständnisse und ideengeschichtlichen Rezeptionslinien von „Staat“, „Demokratie“, „Politik und Recht“, „Volk“, „Parlamentarismus“, „Föderalismus,“ „Parteien“, „Europa“, „innere und äußere Sicherheit“, „Grundrechte“ und „Beamtentum“ abzielt. Es ist das Ergebnis der rund zehnjährigen Forschungen des Autors zur Verfassungsgerichtsbarkeit, insb. zum Bundesverfassungsgericht.

Military Law Review

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Courts-martial and courts of inquiry

Page: N.A

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Biographical Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court

The Lives and Legal Philosophies of the Justices

Author: Melvin I. Urofsky

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1452267286

Category: Political Science

Page: 624

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The recent dramatic shift in makeup of the U.S. Supreme Court has led to great interest in the rulings and legal opinions of its justices. Now, CQ Press brings you a comprehensive volume that analyzes the lives and legal philosophies of all past and present justices of the Court. Biographical Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court includes signed essays profiling the men and women who have served and are serving on the U.S. Supreme Court. This one-of-a-kind reference includes not only important biographical information, but also in-depth details of the legal contributions made by the men and women of the nation's highest bench. Keeping up with the recent changes to the Court, this volume includes all current justices. New essays profile Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito. Justices are arranged in an easy-to-use alphabetical format. Each essay is prefaced with key biographical information for each justice such as: Birth and death dates Date of nomination to the Court The name of president who nominated the justice The date he or she was seated Date range of service on the Court Within each essay, written by a top legal expert, scholar, or journalist, Biographical Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court provides facts and context along with analysis of the opinions and legal philosophies for each justice. This new volume is an updated edition of The Supreme Court Justices: A Biographical Dictionary (1994). It will prove a valuable resource for academic, community college, law school, and public libraries.

The Rehnquist Court and Criminal Justice

Author: Christopher E. Smith,Christina DeJong,Michael McCall

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739140825

Category: Law

Page: 334

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By analyzing the perspectives and influential decisions of individual justices on the Rehnquist Court (1986-2005), this volume reveals how a divided Supreme Court limited the scope of rights affecting criminal justice without fulfilling conservatives' goal of eliminating foundational concepts established during the Warren Court era. The era's generally conservative Supreme Court preserved rights in several contexts because individual justices do not necessarily view all constitutional rights issues through a simple, consistent philosophical lens.

The Supreme Court and the Fourth Amendment's Exclusionary Rule

Author: Tracey Maclin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199996431

Category: Law

Page: 416

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The application of the Fourth Amendment's Exclusionary Rule has divided the Justices of the Supreme Court for nearly a century. As the legal remedy for when police violate the Fourth Amendment rights of a person and discover criminal evidence through illegal search and seizure, it is the most frequently litigated constitutional issue in United States courts. Tracey Maclin's The Supreme Court and the Fourth Amendment's Exclusionary Rule traces the rise and fall of the exclusionary rule using insight and behind-the-scenes access into the Court's thinking. Based on original archival research into the private papers of retired Justices, Professor Maclin's analysis clarifies the motivations and thoughts that explain the Court's exclusionary rule jurisprudence. He includes a comprehensive scholarly and objective discussion of the reasoning behind the Court decisions, and demonstrates that like other constitutional doctrines, the exclusionary rule is a political mechanism that expands and contracts as the times and Justices change. Ultimately, this book will help readers understand how constitutional law is constructed by judges with diverse political perspectives.

A Companion to Ronald Reagan

Author: Andrew L. Johns

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118607821

Category: History

Page: 696

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A Companion to Ronald Reagan evaluates in unprecedenteddetail the events, policies, politics, and people of Reagan’sadministration. It assesses the scope and influence of his variouscareers within the context of the times, providing wide-rangingcoverage of his administration, and his legacy. Assesses Reagan and his impact on the development of the UnitedStates based on new documentary evidence and engagementwith the most recent secondary literature Offers a mix of historiographic chapters devoted to foreign anddomestic policy, with topics integrated thematically andchronologically Includes a section on key figures associated politically andpersonally with Reagan

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Katz v. U.S., 40 years later

Author: University of California, Davis. School of Law

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 552

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The Handy Supreme Court Answer Book

Author: David L Hudson

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 157859264X

Category: Law

Page: 512

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From the origins of the court to modern practical matters—including the federal judiciary system, the Supreme Court’s session schedule, and the argument, decision, and appeal process—this resource provides detailed answers on all aspects of the Supreme Court. Exploring the social, cultural, and political atmosphere in which judges are nominated and serve, this guide book answers questions such as When did the tradition of nine justices on the bench begin? When did the practice of hiring law clerks to assist with legal research and writing begin? and How do cases reach the Supreme Court? Details on historic decisions—including Marbury v. Madison, Brown v. Board of Education, Miranda v. Arizona, and Bush v. Gore—accompany a thorough history of all 17 Supreme Court Chief Justices.

The American Pageant

Author: David M. Kennedy,Lizabeth Cohen

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111831432

Category: History

Page: 656

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THE AMERICAN PAGEANT enjoys a reputation as one of the most popular, effective, and entertaining texts in American history. The colorful anecdotes, first-person quotations, and trademark wit bring American history to life. The Fifteenth edition includes markedly deeper explorations of the cultural innovations, artistic movements, and intellectual doctrines that have engaged and inspired Americans and shaped the course of American history. Additional pedagogical features make THE AMERICAN PAGEANT accessible to students: part openers and chapter-ending chronologies provide a context for the major periods in American history, while other features present primary sources, scholarly debates, and key historical figures for analysis. Available in the following options: THE AMERICAN PAGEANT, Fifteenth Edition (Chapters 1-42); Volume 1: To 1877 (Chapters 1-22); Volume 2: Since 1865 (Chapters 22-42). Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Moral Argument, Religion, and Same-sex Marriage

Advancing the Public Good

Author: Emily R. Gill,Jason Pierceson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780739126509

Category: Law

Page: 245

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This book engages with opponents of same-sex marriage on their own turf, morals discourse, and demonstrates that legal and political argumentation is on the side of gay rights advocates on this contemporary vexing issue. The diversity of its authors makes the book suitable for courses in political theory, Constitutional law, American politics, and gay studies.

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Justice Blackmun and judicial biography : a conversation with Linda Greenhouse

Author: Brooklyn Law School

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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The U.S. Supreme Court: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Linda Greenhouse

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199930066

Category: History

Page: 144

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For thirty years, Linda Greenhouse, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The U.S. Supreme Court: A Very Short Introduction, chronicled the activities of the justices as the Supreme Court correspondent for the New York Times. In this concise volume, she draws on her deep knowledge of the court's history as well as of its written and unwritten rules to show the reader how the Supreme Court really works.

Milestone Documents of American Leaders-Volume 1

Author: Paul Finkelman,James A. Percoco

Publisher: Schlager Group Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 525

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The second title in the ground-breaking Milestone Document series, this new set pairs primary source texts with expert analysis by esteemed historians. Milestone Documents of American Leaders features important full-text sources written by presidents, jurists, legislators and other influential people who helped shape the nation.

Rights in the Balance

Free Press, Fair Trial, and Nebraska Press Association V. Stuart

Author: Mark R. Scherer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780896726260

Category: Law

Page: 242

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"A multiple murder case in Nebraska in October 1975 attracted massive media attention, spawning a collision between the rights of free press and fair trial. Scherer details the criminal prosecution and the ensuing legal battles that led to a landmark constitutional ruling regarding these rights by the U.S. Supreme Court"--Provided by publisher.