The Rehnquist Court and the Constitution by Tinsley E. Yarbrough

The Rehnquist Court and the Constitution

byTinsley E. Yarbrough

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At the end of the 2000 presidential election, the nation saw firsthand the power of the Rehnquist Court when, for the first time in U.S. history, the Supreme Court took a definitive role in the election process. Now, Tinsley Yarbrough provides a comprehensive look at today's Supreme CourtJustices and their record. An accomplished biographer, Yarbrough offers incisive portraits of the nine justices who now sit on the high bench, and tellingly reviews their nomination hearings. But the heart of the book is a systematic exploration of the Court's record in such areas as governmentpower, economic regulation, and criminal justice. In decision after decision, the author discusses the various justices' opinions, arguments, and legal theories; he also offers his own analysis--including a sharp critique of the decision to allow the Paula Jones lawsuit to move forward. Thoughtful, wide-ranging, and intelligently written, this book will stand as the finest study of the Rehnquist Court for years to come.

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Tinsley E. Yarbrough is Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor in the Department of Political Science at East Carolina University. His books include Judicial Enigma: The First Justice Harlan, John Marshall Harlan: Great Dissenter of the Warren Court, and Judge Frank Johnson and Human Rights in Alabama. He lives in Greenville, North...
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Title:The Rehnquist Court and the ConstitutionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.9 × 5.79 × 0.91 inPublished:October 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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"Meticulously researched, expertly analyzed, and written clearly and comprehensively, this book has captured the essence of the universe of the Rehnquist Court and its Justices. One of the country's foremost judicial biographers, Yarbrough has succeeded admirably in presenting and evaluatingthat tribunal's record in learned, objective, no-nonsense compass. It is a splendid work."--Henry J. Abraham, James Hart Professor of Government and Foreign Affairs, Emeritus, University of Virginia