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The Supreme Court : the personalities and rivalries that defined America

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Kendallville PL - Kendallville Main Branch GOVERNMENT JUDICIAL Rosen (Text) 37516001917302 AdultNF Government Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780805086850
  • ISBN: 0805086854
  • Physical Description: print
    274 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
  • Edition: 1st Holt Pbk Ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Holt Paperbacks, 2007.

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General Note: Originally published by Times Books, 2007.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: A question of temperament -- The Virginia aristocrats : John Marshall and Thomas Jefferson -- The legacy of the Civil War : John Marshall Harlan and Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. -- Liberty and license : Hugo Black and William O. Douglas -- Two faces of conservatism : William H. Rehnquist and Antonin Scalia -- The future of temperament.
Summary, etc.: "The Supreme Court is the most mysterious branch of government, and yet it is at root a human institution, made up of very bright people with very strong egos, for whom political and judicial conflicts often become personal. In this character-driven history, Rosen recounts the history of the Court through the personal and philosophical rivalries on the bench that transformed the law--and by extension, our lives. Through these four rivalries, he brings to life the perennial conflict that has animated the Court--between those justices guided by strong ideology and those who forge coalitions and adjust to new realities.--From publisher description. Companion to the PBS series."
Subject: United States. Supreme Court History
Judges United States Biography
Judges United States History
Judges United States Psychology
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