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Author Teles, Steven Michael.

Title The rise of the conservative legal movement : the battle for control of the law / Steven M. Teles
Published Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 339 pages)
Series Princeton studies in American politics
Princeton studies in American politics.
Contents Political competition, legal change, and the new American state -- The rise of the liberal legal network -- The emergence of the conservative public interest law movement -- Law and economics : out of the wilderness -- Counter-networking : the origins and evolution of the federalist society -- Law and economics : institutionalization -- Lessons learned : the emergence of the center for individual rights -- And the institute for justice
Summary Starting in the 1970s, conservatives learned that electoral victory did not easily convert into a reversal of important liberal accomplishments, especially in the law. As a result, conservatives' mobilizing efforts increasingly turned to law schools, professional networks, public interest groups, and the judiciary--areas traditionally controlled by liberals. Drawing from internal documents, as well as interviews with key conservative figures, The Rise of the Conservative Legal Movement examines this sometimes fitful, and still only partially successful, conservative challenge to liberal domina
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-330) and index
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Subject Conservatism -- United States.
Justice, Administration of -- United States.
Law -- Economic aspects -- United States.
Law -- Political aspects -- United States.
Liberalism -- United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1282158295
1400829690 (electronic bk.)
9781400829699 (electronic bk.)