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Title:
Justices, presidents, and senators : a history of the U.S. Supreme Court appointments from Washington to Bush II
Author:
Abraham, Henry J. (Henry Julian), 1921-
Edition:
Fifth new and revised edition.
Publication Information:
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, [2008]

©2008
Physical Description:
xiii, 439 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Summary:
Explains how United States presidents select justices for the Supreme Court, evaluates the performance of each justice, and examines the influence of politics on their selection.
Language:
English
Contents:
Introductory reflections. Of criteria, evaluations, and judgments -- Nixon era. A turbulent case study -- How they get there. Appointing Supreme Court justices -- Why they get there. Qualifications and rationalizations -- First forty years. From George Washington to John Quincy Adams, 1789-1829 -- Next forty years. From Andrew Jackson to Andrew Johnson, 1829-1869 -- 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 -- Court alters course. FDR and Truman, 1933-1953 -- Warren Court. From Ike to LBJ, 1953-1969 -- Burger Court. From Nixon to Reagan, 1969-1986 -- Rehnquist Court. Reagan, Bush I, Clinton and Bush II, 1986-2005 -- Roberts Court, Bush II (in part) -- Appendix A: Rating Supreme Court justices -- Appendix B: Rating presidents -- Appendix C: Statistical data on Supreme Court justices -- Bibliography. General works -- Works about or by individual justices -- Photo acknowledgments -- Index of cases -- Index of names.
ISBN:
9780742558946

9780742558953
Format :
Book

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