The Constitution in the Supreme Court: Second Century, 1888-1986 (Paperback)David P. Currie (author)
Paperback 640 Pages / Published: 01/02/1991
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"The Constitution in the Supreme Court: The Second Century" traces the development of the Supreme Court from Chief Justice Fuller (1888-1910) to the retirement of Chief Justice Burger (1969-1986). Currie argues that the Court's work in its second century revolved around two issues: the constitutionality of the regulatory and spending programs adopted to ameliorate the hardships caused by the Industrial Revolution and the need to protect civil rights and liberties. Organizing the cases around the tenure of specific chief justices, Currie distinguishes among the different methods of constitutional exegesis, analyzes the various techniques of opinion writing, and evaluates the legal performance of different Courts. "Elegant and readable. Whether you are in favor of judicial restraint or judicial activism, whatever your feelings about the Warren Court, or the Renquist Court, this is a book that justifies serious study." Robert Stevens, "New York Times Book Review""
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Number of pages: 640
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