The American Supreme Court /

McCloskey's original text remains unchanged. In his historical interpretation, he argues that the strength of the Court has always been its sensitivity to the changing political scene, as well as its reluctance to stray too far from the main currents of public sentiment. In this new edition, Sa...

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Main Author: McCloskey, Robert G. (Robert Green)
Other Authors: Levinson, Sanford, 1941-
Format: Book
Published: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2016
Edition:Sixth edition
Series:Chicago history of American civilization
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Table of Contents:
  • Preface to the sixth edition
  • Preface to the first edition
  • The genesis and nature of judicial power
  • The establishment of the right to decide: 1789-1810
  • The Marshall court and the shaping of the nation : 1810-1835
  • The court under Taney : the natural history of judicial prestige
  • Constitutional evolution in the gilded age: 1865-1900
  • The judiciary and the regulatory state : 1900-1937
  • The court and postwar America : 1937-1959
  • Civil liberties, civil rights, and the Supreme Court
  • Judicial monitoring of the new American welfare state
  • Epilogue: the court of today and the lessons of history