The Decline And Fall Of The Supreme Court: Living Out The Nightmares Of The Federalists

Hardcover | March 1, 1995

byChristopher C. Faille, William C. Olson

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The Decline and Fall of the Supreme Court examines the contemporary work of the U.S. Supreme Court and the advice and consent role of the Senate with regard to nominees to the Court. After presenting historical background on the intentions of the federalists and 20th-century jurisprudence, the work describes the baleful effects of the recent theory known as "legal realism." The author examines the most dramatic of those effects--the polarized, polarizing, and partisan confirmation hearings with which the United States has become familiar--beginning with Abe Fortas and culminating with Robert Bork and Clarence Thomas. This study will be of interest to scholars and laypeople in American history, political science, and law.

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The Decline and Fall of the Supreme Court examines the contemporary work of the U.S. Supreme Court and the advice and consent role of the Senate with regard to nominees to the Court. After presenting historical background on the intentions of the federalists and 20th-century jurisprudence, the work describes the baleful effects of the ...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 9.59 × 6.42 × 0.83 inPublished:March 1, 1995Publisher:Praeger Publishers

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ISBN - 10:0275948269

ISBN - 13:9780275948269

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?Faille adds a distinctive voice to those critics who perceive a decline in the moral authority of the US Supreme Court. His conclusions hang from the rise of legal realism and the distortion and misuse of the senatorial confirmation process. A superb book, required reading for all seeking to understand the problems of the American constitutional system.??Choice