Packing the court the rise of judicial power and the coming crisis of the Supreme Court

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Published 2009
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For decades, James MacGregor Burns has been one of the great masters of the study of power and leadership in America. Now he turns his eye to an institution of government that he believes has become more powerful, and more partisan, than the founding fathers ever intended. Much as we would like to believe that the Court remains aloof from ideological politics, Packing the Court reveals how often justices behave like politicians in robes.

9781410419729 (lg. print : hardcover : alk. paper)
141041972X (lg. print : hardcover : alk. paper)
561 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"The text of this Large Print edition is unabridged."--Title page verso.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 425-557).
The first courtpackers
John Marshall's Constitution
The Dred decision
War powers : Lincoln vs. Taney
Deconstruction : Republican reversal
A court for the Gilded Age
The triumphant Mr. Taft
FDR's boldest gamble
"Wild horses" : the Roosevelt court
Leadership : the Warren court
Republicans as activists
Hard right : the Cheney-Bush court
Ending judicial supremacy
The justices of the Supreme Court.
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