Justices, Presidents, and Senators A History of the U. S. Supreme Court Appointments from Washington to Bush II

ISBN-10: 0742558959
ISBN-13: 9780742558953
Edition: 5th 2008
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Book details

List price: $44.00
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/24/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Totally revised and updated, this classic history of the 110 members of the U.S. Supreme addresses the vital questions of why individual justices were nominated to the highest court, how their nominations were received, whether the appointees ultimately lived up to the expectations of the American public, and what their legacy was on the development of American law and society. Enhanced by photographs of every justice from 1789 to 2007.

The author of numerous books, Henry J. Abraham is James Hart Professor of Government and Foreign Affairs at the University of Virginia. In 1993, he was the first member of the profession to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Law and Courts Section of the American Political Science Association.

Preface
Preface to the First Edition
Introductory Reflections: Of Criteria, Evaluations, and Judgments
The Nixon Era: A Turbulent Case Study
How They Get There: Appointing Supreme Court Justices
Why They Get There: Qualifications and Rationalizations
The First Forty Years: From George Washington to John Quincy Adams, 1789-1829
The Next Forty Years: From Andrew Jackson to Andrew Johnson, 1829-1869
The Balance of the Nineteenth Century: From Ulysses S. Grant to William McKinley, 1869-1901
Into the Twentieth Century: From Theodore Roosevelt to Herbert Hoover, 1901-1933
The Court Alters Course: FDR and Truman, 1933-1953
The Warren Court: From Ike to LBJ, 1953-1969
The Burger Court: From Nixon to Reagan, 1969-1986
The Rehnquist Court: Reagan, Bush I, Clinton, and Bush II, 1986-2005
The Roberts Court: Bush II (in part) -
Epilogue
Notes
Rating Supreme Court Justices
Rating Presidents
Statistical Data on Supreme Court Justices
Bibliography
General Works
Works about or by Individual Justices
Photo Acknowledgments
Index of Cases
Index of Names
About the Author

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