Storm Center: The Supreme Court in American Politics / Edition 6 available in Paperback
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- Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
The Supreme Court is a fundamentally political branch of the U.S. government that is deeply engaged in shaping American politics and policy. David O'Brien shows students how the Supreme Court is a "storm center" of political controversy where personality, politics, law, and justice converge. This thoroughly updated eighth edition of Storm Center continues to chart historic steps taken by the Court, and features an in-depth discussion of the Court's continuing turn to the right and the first terms of Chief Justice John Roberts.
|Publisher:||Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.|
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About the Author
David M. O'Brien is Leone Reaves and George W. Spicer Professor at the Woodrow Wilson Department of Government and Foreign Affairs at the University of Virginia. He received his Ph.D., M.A., and B.A. degrees in philosophy and political science from the University of California at Santa Barbara and is the author of numerous books, including Constitutional Law and Politics and Storm Center: The Supreme Court in American Politics, winner of the American Bar Association's Silver Gavel Award.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations ix
List of Tables, Charts, and Graphs xi
1 A Struggle for Power 1
2 The Cult of the Robe 33
3 Life in the Marble Temple 107
4 Deciding What to Decide 164
5 Deciding Cases and Writing Opinions 237
6 The Court and American Life 308
Appendix: Members of the Supreme Court of the United States 369
Selected Further Readings 419