Packing the Court

Packing the Court

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From renowned political theorist James MacGregor Burns, an incisive critique of the overreaching power of an ideological Supreme Court For decades, Pulitzer Prize-winner James MacGregor Burns has been one of the great masters of the study of power and leadership in America. In Packing the Court, he turns his eye to the U.S. Supreme Court, an institution that he believes has become more powerful, and more partisan, than the founding fathers ever intended. In a compelling and provocative narrative, Burns reveals how the Supreme Court has served as a reactionary force in American politics at critical moments throughout the nation's history, and concludes with a bold proposal to rein in the court's power.Roberts, Owen as ally of Four Horsemen FDRa#39;s court-packing plan and Japanese-American cases and Roosevelt Court and Robertson, Pat Robinson, Joe Roe v. Wade conservative efforts to overturn as precedent role of, in Supreme Courtanbsp;...

Title:Packing the Court
Author:James Macgregor Burns
Publisher:Penguin - 2009-06-25


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