The Rehnquist Court: A Retrospective by Martin H. BelskyThe Rehnquist Court: A Retrospective by Martin H. Belsky

The Rehnquist Court: A Retrospective

EditorMartin H. Belsky

Hardcover | February 15, 2002

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In 1986, the Supreme Court's leading conservative, William H. Rehnquist, labeled by Newsweek as "The Court's Mr. Right," was made Chief Justice. Almost immediately, legal scholars, practitioners, and pundits began questioning what his influence would be, and whether he would remake ourconstitutional corpus in his own image. Would the center hold, or fold? This collected volume, edited by Martin H. Belsky, is the third in a series which includes The Warren Court and The Burger Court, both edited by Bernard Schwartz. It gathers together a distinguished group of scholars,journalists, judges, and practitioners to reflect on the fifteen-year impact of the Rehnquist Court. The work provides an overview of the Rehnquist Court's influence to date, examines in detail the seminal issues confronted by the Court, and places the Court in broad historical perspective.Subjects discussed include First Amendment rights and cyberspace, criminal justice reform, the Court's pattern of constitutional interpretation, the international impact of the Rehnquist Court, and the Supreme Court's increasing interaction with state constitutional law. A comprehensive look at thesignificant shifts in constitutional jurisprudence under Rehnquist's leadership, this volume illustrates how the Rehnquist Court has brought us almost full-circle from the judge-made revolution of the Warren Court. A must-have for all students of the Court and legal history, this book containsfascinating insights into one of the century's most controversial courts and a legacy still in the making.
Martin H. Belsky is Dean and Professor of Law at the University of Tulsa College of Law. He has served as counsel and Chief Counsel to congressional committees, written numerous articles on constitutional law topics, and is a frequent contributor to conversations about the Supreme Court with the press.
Title:The Rehnquist Court: A RetrospectiveFormat:HardcoverDimensions:296 pages, 9.21 × 6.3 × 1.18 inPublished:February 15, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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"The sheer diversity of the contributors and the breadth of their coverage makes The Rehnquist Court a must-have. Distinguished legal academics, both supporters and detractors of the Court's work during the last fifteen years, are represented, as are the multiple perspectives of jurists,practitioners, historians, and journalists. The result is a unique, three-dimensional view of an institution in action, affected by history, politics, and personal dynamics, in addition to precedent. Belsky's collection, of great interest to both law students and legal academics, also shouldintrigue Court watchers, history buffs with an eye to the legal efforts to confront social problems during the last generation, and others just curious to understand how this most nuanced of institutions--the Supreme Court--really functions." --Stanley Ingber, Professor of Law, John Jay College ofCriminal Justice