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Jeffrey Rosen is a professor of law at George Washington University and the legal affairs editor of The New Republic. He is the author of The Most Democratic Branch, The Naked Crowd, and The Unwanted Gaze. His articles have appeared in many publications, including The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, and The New Yorker. He is a frequent contributor to National Public Radio and lives in Washington, D.C.
“Superbly well written . . . a wonderfully informative guide to the Supreme Court both past and present.”—David J. Garrow, American History
 
Jeffrey Rosen recounts the history of the Supreme Court through the personal and philosophical rivalries that have transformed the law—and by extension, our lives. With studies of four crucial conflicts—Chief Justice John Marshall and President Thomas Jefferson; post–Civil War justices John Marshall Harlan and Oliver Wendell Holmes; liberal icons Hugo Black and William O. Douglas; and conservative stalwarts William H. Rehnquist and Antonin Scalia—Rosen brings vividly to life the perennial rivalry between those justices guided by strong ideology and those who cared more about the court as an institution, forging coalitions and adjusting to new realities. He ends with a revealing conversation with Chief Justice John Roberts, who is attempting to change the court in unexpected ways. The stakes, he shows, are nothing less than the future of American jurisprudence.

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ISBN 9780805086850
Genre POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / Judicial Branch
Format Paperback
Pages 274
Publisher Date 2007-12-26 00:00:00.0
Publisher Griffin
Copyright Year 2007
Height 8.0 in
Wdth 5.0 in
Thickness 0.75 in
Unit weight 0.55 lb
Language English
Subtitle The Personalities and Rivalries That Defined America
Edition Detail Reprint
Audience General/trade
Authors Rosen, Jeffrey
Dimensions 9.0x6.0x1.0
Country of Origin United States

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