silviacolasanti.it
» » CENTER HOLDS: The Power Struggle Inside the Rehnquist Court

Download CENTER HOLDS: The Power Struggle Inside the Rehnquist Court fb2, epub

by James F. Simon

Download CENTER HOLDS: The Power Struggle Inside the Rehnquist Court fb2, epub

ISBN: 0684824159
Author: James F. Simon
Language: English
Publisher: Touchstone; 1st Touchstone ed edition (August 13, 1996)
Pages: 336
Category: Legal Self-Help
Subcategory: Law
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 994
Size Fb2: 1668 kb
Size ePub: 1622 kb
Size Djvu: 1674 kb
Other formats: lrf lrf lit txt


Professor Simon's "The Center Holds" is a well-written entry that sheds little new insight into the court but provides a good introduction for the student of the Rehnquist Court. In terms of structure, this book is a little different than others.

Professor Simon's "The Center Holds" is a well-written entry that sheds little new insight into the court but provides a good introduction for the student of the Rehnquist Court. Rather than proceed chronologically, Professor Simon organizes his discussion thematically. He covers employment discrimination, abortion, federal habeas corpus, and the First Amendment (flag burning, church and state separation) in different chapters.

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Jim Simon’s important book offers significant insights not only into the rulings and personalities of the Rehnquist Court, but also into even broader, more fundamental, subjects: the legitimate function of the Supreme Court in our governmental system, and the appropriate balance between individual liberties and community concerns.

Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Center Holds: The Power Struggle .

Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Center Holds: The Power Struggle Inside the Rehnquist Court. While the leadership of Chief Justice William Rehnquist and the country's conservative tilt in the '80s portended a shift to the right in the Supreme Court, the unpredictable independence of Justices Sandra Day O'Connor, Anthony Kennedy and David Souter has, argues Simon, staved off such change. President Clinton's two appointees, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer, have solidified the center.

The Center Holds provides an intimate look at who the Supreme Court justices are, how they have made critical decisions, and why, ultimately, the Rehnquist Revolution failed.

Includes bibliographical references (p. -320) and index.

The Center Holds provides an intimate look at who the Supreme Court justices are, how they have made critical decisions, and why, ultimately, the Rehnquist Revolution failed

The Center Holds provides an intimate look at who the Supreme Court justices are, how they have made critical decisions, and why, ultimately, the Rehnquist Revolution failed.

The Center Holds book.

The Power Struggle Inside the Rehnquist Court

The Power Struggle Inside the Rehnquist Court. Court watchers may find Simon's analysis too narrowfor example, his discussion of privacy interests omits a 1986 decision upholding Georgia's antisodomy statuteand other readers will be nettled by occasional sexist references to & and to female attorneys' wardrobes. But this fascinating book will restore faith in the judiciary and in the men and women who wear its robes. Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 1995. Publisher: Simon & Schuster.

THE CENTER HOLDS The Power Struggle Inside the Rehnquist Court. 332 pp. New York: Simon & Schuster. Far from showing an engaged Supreme Court committed to serious intellectual debate, the archives demonstrated that the Justices of the Rehnquist Court rarely communicated in writing about their most important opinions. More obscure cases, by contrast, occasionally provoked a flurry of memos among the Justices, revealing their philosophies and negotiations in opaque but tantalizing ways.

In an unprecedented inside account of the struggle for the soul of the Supreme Court during the Reagan and Bush years, James F. Simon draws on personal interviews and confidential court papers to reveal the battle to preserve the center against attacks from the court's right wing. He focuses on crucial issues in American law - abortion rights, racial discrimination, First Amendment freedoms, and capital punishment - to chronicle the most intense confrontations between the old liberal order and the emerging conservative majority. The Center Holds is a vivid, behind the-scenes look at how the justices fought - sometimes diplomatically, sometimes with bare-knuckled determination - for the soul of the Rehnquist Court, and of how, in the end, the center held.

Comments:

Bodwyn
I've read a lot of books on the Supreme Court, from Woodward's "The Brethren" to Lazarus' "Closed Chambers." Professor Simon's "The Center Holds" is a well-written entry that sheds little new insight into the court but provides a good introduction for the student of the Rehnquist Court.
In terms of structure, this book is a little different than others. Rather than proceed chronologically, Professor Simon organizes his discussion thematically. He covers employment discrimination, abortion, federal habeas corpus, and the First Amendment (flag burning, church and state separation) in different chapters. In some ways, this makes a lot of sense, because you get to see the development of controversy over a particular area of law, such as the Reagan administration's repeated efforts to overturn Roe v. Wade. These efforts included attempting to pack the Court with anti-Roe Justices such as Robert Bork (who was not confirmed), and ultimately culminated in Planned Parenthood v. Casey, a case that reaffirmed Roe's central holding (the constitutional right to abortion) but weakened its application.
Like most of what is written about the Supreme Court, there is a slight to moderate liberal tilt to "The Center Holds." What is written is accurate and probably does not paint an unfair picture of anyone, but you also get a clear sense of what Professor Simon thinks of the Court's rightward swing.
In summary, this is a good introduction to the Rehnquist Court, and in some ways, is a good companion piece to "The Brethren." Interestingly, both books end on the same tone: the "moderates" are in control of the Court.
NI_Rak
Well organized, issue focused, format by that allows the reader to follow the development of case law and the efforts to influence outcomes of decisions through the nomination process. Professor Simon writes with a benign liberal bias and ends the book in the same tone as "The Brethren" with "moderates" in fair amount of control through their influence on the Court.

This is a useful for those who want to appreciate more intimately where the court has come to on prevailing issues.

I have also have made reviews on:
Storm Center: The Supreme Court in American Politics, Eighth Edition,Closed Chambers: The Rise, Fall, and Future of the Modern Supreme Court, and Reason and Passion: Justice Brennan's Enduring Influence

My favorite overall on the high court is Storm Center: The Supreme Court in American Politics, Eighth Edition. It is great for those that want to study both the court as an institution as well as the politics of the major case issues.

For a deeper study on issues, I recommend:
Closed Chambers: The Rise, Fall, and Future of the Modern Supreme Court. The book on Brennan is not intended to be on balance.
Zainian
Simon has managed to construct a book with a heavy liberal tilt that is both fascinating (insofar as it reveals the Court's recent inner-workings) and well written.

Related to CENTER HOLDS: The Power Struggle Inside the Rehnquist Court

Download A First Amendment Profile of the Supreme Court fb2, epub

A First Amendment Profile of the Supreme Court fb2 epub

Author: Craig R. Smith
Category: Politics & Government
ISBN: 1611493617
Download Religion on Trial: How Supreme Court Trends Threaten Freedom of Conscience in America fb2, epub

Religion on Trial: How Supreme Court Trends Threaten Freedom of Conscience in America fb2 epub

Author: David W. Machacek,Eric Michael Mazur,Phillip E. Hammond
Category: World
ISBN: 0759106010
Download The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Supreme Court fb2, epub

The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Supreme Court fb2 epub

Author: Lita Epstein
Category: Politics & Government
ISBN: 1592571492
Download Swann's Way: The School Busing Case and the Supreme Court fb2, epub

Swann's Way: The School Busing Case and the Supreme Court fb2 epub

Author: Bernard Schwartz
Category: Humanities
ISBN: 0195038886
Download The Supreme Court, Race, and Civil Rights: From Marshall to Rehnquist fb2, epub

The Supreme Court, Race, and Civil Rights: From Marshall to Rehnquist fb2 epub

Author: Barbara Luck Graham,Abraham L. Davis
Category: Social Sciences
ISBN: 0803972199
Download Gun Control on Trial: Inside the Supreme Court Battle Over the Second Amendment fb2, epub

Gun Control on Trial: Inside the Supreme Court Battle Over the Second Amendment fb2 epub

Author: Brian Doherty
Category: Politics & Government
ISBN: 1933995254
Download Brennan Vs. Rehnquist: The Battle for the Constitution fb2, epub

Brennan Vs. Rehnquist: The Battle for the Constitution fb2 epub

Author: Peter Irons
Category: Politics & Government
ISBN: 0679424369