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Author Smith, Christopher E.

Title The Rehnquist Court and Criminal Justice
Published Lanham : Lexington Books, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (325 pages)
Contents THE REHNQUIST COURT AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE; Contents; Preface; 1 Introduction: The Rehnquist Court; 2 William Brennan and Thurgood Marshall: The Mediator & the Absolutist; 3 Byron White: The Overlooked, Moderate Swing Voter; 4 Harry A. Blackmun: Counterweight to a Conservative Court; 5 William H. Rehnquist: Leadership & Influence from the Conservative Wing; 6 John Paul Stevens: A Liberal Leader & His Roles on the Court; 7 Sandra Day O'Connor: Influence from the Middle of the Court; 8 Antonin Scalia: Outspoken & Influential Originalist; 9 Anthony Kennedy: Conservatism & Independence
10 David H. Souter: Unexpected Independent11 Clarence Thomas: Consistent, Conservative, & Contrarian; 12 Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Careful Defender of Individual Rights; 13 Stephen G. Breyer: Judicial Modesty & Pragmatic Solutions; Case Index; Subject Index; About the Contributors
Summary By analyzing the perspectives and influential decisions of individual justices on the Rehnquist Court (1986-2005), this volume reveals how a divided Supreme Court limited the scope of rights affecting criminal justice without fulfilling conservatives' goal of eliminating foundational concepts established during the Warren Court era. The era's generally conservative Supreme Court preserved rights in several contexts because individual justices do not necessarily view all constitutional rights issues through a simple, consistent philosophical
Notes Print version record
Subject Rehnquist, William H., 1924-2005.
United States. Supreme Court -- History.
Criminal justice, Administration of -- United States -- Cases.
Genre/Form History.
Trials, litigation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Baugh, Joyce A.
Burrow, John D. (John David)
DeJong, Christina, 1967-
Hurwitz, Mark S.
Jacobs, Charles F.
Johnson, Scott P., 1959-
Kuersten, Ashlyn
McCall, Madhavi M
McCall, Michael A., 1965-
McCall, Michael.
Wilson, Lee Ruffin
ISBN 0739140825 (electronic bk.)
9780739140826 (electronic bk.)