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Author Burns, James MacGregor

Title Packing the court : the rise of judicial power and the coming crisis of the Supreme Court / James MacGregor Burns

Publ Info New York : Penguin Books, 2010
 RWU Main Library  KF8742 .B79 2009    AVAILABLE
 Salve Main Collection  KF8742 .B79 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript 326 pages ; 22 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Originally published: New York : Penguin Press, 2009
Includes bibliographical references (p. [270]-312) and index
Contents The first courtpackers -- John Marshall's Constitution -- The Dred decision -- War powers: Lincoln vs. Taney -- Deconstruction: Republican reversal -- A court for the gilded age -- The triumphant Mr. Taft -- FDR's boldest gamble -- "Wild horses" : the Roosevelt court -- Leadership: the Warren court -- Republicans as activists -- Hard right: the Cheney-Bush court -- Ending judicial supremacy -- The justices of the Supreme Court
LC subject United States. Supreme Court -- History
Political questions and judicial power -- United States
Judges -- Selection and appointment -- United States
ISBN 9780143117414 (pbk.)
0143117416 (pbk.)