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The Resource American justice 2017 : the Supreme Court in crisis, Kimberly Robinson

American justice 2017 : the Supreme Court in crisis, Kimberly Robinson

Label
American justice 2017 : the Supreme Court in crisis
Title
American justice 2017
Title remainder
the Supreme Court in crisis
Statement of responsibility
Kimberly Robinson
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"With the death of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, the Supreme Court was plunged into crisis. Refusing to hold hearings or confirm the nominee of a Democratic president almost a year away from a presidential election, the Republican-controlled Senate held the court hostage, forcing it to do its work through nearly the entire term ending in June 2017 with just eight justices. In [this book], Kimberly Robinson examines the way individual justices and the institution as a whole reacted to this unprecedented, politically fraught situation. In public, the justices put on brave faces, waiting for the confirmation battle to play itself out, while indicating in occasional statements that the court would muddle through just fine. In private, though, things appear to have been more complicated. Narrow decisions, lackluster choice of cases, and odd bedfellows teaming up on the same sides of opinions and dissents give us a hint of the strenuous effort the eight justices made to uphold the integrity of the institution in the face of hurricane-force partisan gales."--Book jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1981-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Robinson, Kimberly
Index
no index present
LC call number
KF8742
LC item number
.R63 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Judges
  • United States
  • Constitutional law
  • Judges
  • Constitutional law
Label
American justice 2017 : the Supreme Court in crisis, Kimberly Robinson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Macabre challenges
  • Calm before the storm
  • Appendix: Biographies of current justices of the Supreme Court
  • Trench warfare
  • The
  • Stolen seat
  • Stand idly by
  • Quarter-loaf outcomes
  • Courting politics
  • The
  • Priceless value of citizenship
Control code
982438885
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 162 pages
Isbn
9780812249972
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)982438885
Label
American justice 2017 : the Supreme Court in crisis, Kimberly Robinson
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Macabre challenges
  • Calm before the storm
  • Appendix: Biographies of current justices of the Supreme Court
  • Trench warfare
  • The
  • Stolen seat
  • Stand idly by
  • Quarter-loaf outcomes
  • Courting politics
  • The
  • Priceless value of citizenship
Control code
982438885
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 162 pages
Isbn
9780812249972
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)982438885

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