The Supreme Court in American Society: Equal Justice Under Law

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Kermit L. Hall
Taylor & Francis, 2001 - Law - 788 pages

The Supreme Court in American Society serves as a powerful reminder of how important the Court has been to American life, how central a role it has played in interpreting the rule of law against a constantly evolving social order, and how much it has mirrored the controversies, debates, and political struggles of American History.

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Contents

on the Supreme Court Appointment Process
3
Reconstruction and the Waite Court
17
Civil Liberties and the American Supreme Court
58
On the Warren Court and Judicial Review
72
The Role of the Supreme Court in American History
97
A Comment on Roe v Wade
134
The Supreme Court in Periods of Critical Realignment
220
The Supreme Court as Republican Schoolmaster
235
THE FEDERAL FREE EXERCISE CLAUSE 1473
449
THE NEW AMERICAN PHILOSOPHY
489
The Ten Greatest Justices
495
States Rights and the Origins of the Supreme Courts Power
563
Racist Speech Democracy and the First Amendment
577
The Birth Order Oddity in Supreme Court Appointments
639
The Integrity of Holmes Jurisprudence
647
The Supreme Court the Equal Proptection Clause
687

The Origins of Franklin D Roosevelts CourtPacking Plan
289
Old and
343
The Origins and Historical Understanding
386
FREE EXERCISE DOCTRINE TODAY 1416
392
A Theory of U S Constitutional History
762
Acknowledgments
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