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The partisan : the life of William Rehnquist

by Jenkins, John A.

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The Rehnquist Court, which lasted almost twenty years, was molded in his image. In thirty-three years on the Supreme Court, from 1972 until his death in 2005 at age 80, Rehnquist was at the center of the Court's dramatic political transformation. He was a partisan, waging a quiet, constant battle to... Full description

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Summary: The Rehnquist Court, which lasted almost twenty years, was molded in his image. In thirty-three years on the Supreme Court, from 1972 until his death in 2005 at age 80, Rehnquist was at the center of the Court's dramatic political transformation. He was a partisan, waging a quiet, constant battle to imbue the Court with a deep conservatism favoring government power over individual rights. He left behind no memoir and during his lifetime he made an effort to ensure that journalists would have scant material to work with. Jenkins explores the roots of his political and judicial convictions and showing how a brilliantly instinctive jurist created the ethos of the modern Supreme Court.
Physical Description: xxi, 330 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 315-318) and index.
ISBN: 9781586488871 (hardback)
1586488872 (hardback)
9781586488888 (e-book)
1586488880 (e-book)
Author Notes: John A. Jenkins is president and publisher of CQ Press. His work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, GQ , the Washington Monthly , and the American Lawyer . He is a four-time recipient of the American Bar Association's Gavel Award Certificate of Merit, the highest award in legal journalism.
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