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Justices, presidents, and senators : a history of the U.S. Supreme Court appointments from Washington to Clinton /

Main Author: Abraham, Henry Julian, 1921-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, c1999.
Edition:New and rev. ed., [4th ed.]
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Table of Contents:
  • Introductory reflections. Of criteria, evaluations, and judgments
  • The Nixon era. A turbulent case study
  • How they get there. Appointing Supreme Court justices
  • Why they get there. Qualifications and rationalizations
  • The first forty years. From George Washington to John Quincy Adams, 1789-1829
  • The next forty years. From Andrew Jackson to Andrew Johnson, 1829-1869
  • The balance of the nineenth century: From Ulysses S. Grant to William McKinley, 1869-1901
  • Into the twentieth century. From Theodore Roosevelt to Herbert Hoover, 1901-1933
  • The court alters course. FDR and Truman, 1933-1953
  • The Warren Court. From Ike to LBJ, 1953-1969
  • The Burger Court. From Nixon to Reagan, 1969-1986
  • The Rehnquist Court. Reagan, Bush, and Clinton, 1986-
  • Appendix A: Rating Supreme Court justices
  • Appendix B: Rating presidents
  • Appendix C: Statistical data on Supreme Court justices
  • Bibliography. General works
  • Works about or by individual justices
  • Photo acknowledgments
  • Index of cases
  • Index of names.