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The Resource Deciding to leave : the politics of retirement from the United States Supreme Court, Artemus Ward

Deciding to leave : the politics of retirement from the United States Supreme Court, Artemus Ward

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Deciding to leave : the politics of retirement from the United States Supreme Court
Title
Deciding to leave
Title remainder
the politics of retirement from the United States Supreme Court
Statement of responsibility
Artemus Ward
Title variation
Politics of retirement from the United States Supreme Court
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
While much has been written on Supreme Court appointments, Deciding to Leave provides the first systematic look at the process by which justices decide to retire from the bench, and why this has become increasingly partisan in recent years. Since 1954, generous retirement provisions and decreasing workloads have allowed justices to depart strategically when a president of their own party occupies the White House. Otherwise, the justices remain in their seats, often past their ability to effectively participate in the work of the Court. While there are benefits and drawbacks to various reform proposals, Ward argues that mandatory retirement goes farthest in combating partisanship and protecting the institution of the Court
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1971-
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Ward, Artemus
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KF8742
LC item number
.W368 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
SUNY series in American constitutionalism
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  • United States
  • Judges
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Deciding to leave : the politics of retirement from the United States Supreme Court, Artemus Ward
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-328) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 2.
  • Appendix A.
  • Letter from Byron White to Warren Burger, October 20, 1975
  • p. 249.
  • Appendix B.
  • Letter from Warren E. Burger, William J. Brennan, Jr., Potter Stewart, Byron R. White, Thurgood Marshall, Harry A. Blackmun, Lewis F. Powell, and William H. Rehnquist to William O. Douglas, December 22, 1975
  • p. 253.
  • Appendix C.
  • Letter from John Paul Stevens to William H. Rehnquist, October 28, 1988
  • p. 255
  • 1789-1800: Traveling Postboys
  • p. 25.
  • Indisposition and the Early Supreme Court
  • p. 27.
  • Disagreeable Tours
  • p. 28.
  • 3.
  • 1801-1868: Crippled Courts
  • p. 43.
  • 1.
  • Army of Judges
  • p. 44.
  • Imminent Danger of Sudden Death
  • p. 48.
  • Needy and Half-Paid Men
  • p. 51.
  • Abridgment of Tenure, Facility of Removal, or Some Other Modification
  • p. 55.
  • If Mr. Clay Had Been Elected
  • p. 59.
  • The
  • 4.
  • 1869-1896: Old Imbeciles on the Bench
  • p. 69.
  • Dangerous in its Operation
  • p. 72.
  • 1869 Retirement Act
  • p. 75.
  • The
  • Disputed Election of 1876
  • p. 81.
  • Politics of Departure in the U.S. Supreme Court
  • The
  • Evarts Act
  • p. 89.
  • 5.
  • 1897-1936: Old Fools and Young Spirits
  • p. 95.
  • The
  • Field Effect
  • p. 96.
  • Evarts Act Redux
  • p. 1.
  • p. 101.
  • Increased Caseloads
  • p. 113.
  • 6.
  • 1937-1954: Senior Status
  • p. 127.
  • A
  • War with a Fool at the Top
  • p. 129.
  • 1937 Retirement Act
  • Departure in Comparative Perspective
  • p. 136.
  • Untimely Deaths
  • p. 143.
  • 7.
  • 1954-1970: The Limits of Power
  • p. 153.
  • 1954 Retirement Act
  • p. 158.
  • Cantankerous Fellows
  • p. 161.
  • p. 12.
  • An
  • Extraconstitutional Arrangement
  • p. 168.
  • 8.
  • 1971-1999: Appointed for Life
  • p. 177.
  • He Ought to Get Off the Court Too
  • p. 178.
  • Old and Coming Apart
  • p. 192.
  • Departure Politics in Historical Context
  • 9.
  • 2000-Present: A Self-Inflicted Wound
  • p. 211.
  • The
  • Disputed Election of 2000
  • p. 213.
  • That's For Me to Know and You to Find Out
  • p. 217.
  • 10.
  • Conclusion: Imaginary Danger?
  • p. 15.
  • p. 225.
  • Ability and Inability
  • p. 229.
  • The
  • Rule of 100
  • p. 233.
  • Lightening the Burden
  • p. 237.
  • Mandatory Retirement
  • p. 240.
Control code
50651594
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 344 pages
Isbn
9780791456514
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002030977
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Deciding to leave : the politics of retirement from the United States Supreme Court, Artemus Ward
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-328) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 2.
  • Appendix A.
  • Letter from Byron White to Warren Burger, October 20, 1975
  • p. 249.
  • Appendix B.
  • Letter from Warren E. Burger, William J. Brennan, Jr., Potter Stewart, Byron R. White, Thurgood Marshall, Harry A. Blackmun, Lewis F. Powell, and William H. Rehnquist to William O. Douglas, December 22, 1975
  • p. 253.
  • Appendix C.
  • Letter from John Paul Stevens to William H. Rehnquist, October 28, 1988
  • p. 255
  • 1789-1800: Traveling Postboys
  • p. 25.
  • Indisposition and the Early Supreme Court
  • p. 27.
  • Disagreeable Tours
  • p. 28.
  • 3.
  • 1801-1868: Crippled Courts
  • p. 43.
  • 1.
  • Army of Judges
  • p. 44.
  • Imminent Danger of Sudden Death
  • p. 48.
  • Needy and Half-Paid Men
  • p. 51.
  • Abridgment of Tenure, Facility of Removal, or Some Other Modification
  • p. 55.
  • If Mr. Clay Had Been Elected
  • p. 59.
  • The
  • 4.
  • 1869-1896: Old Imbeciles on the Bench
  • p. 69.
  • Dangerous in its Operation
  • p. 72.
  • 1869 Retirement Act
  • p. 75.
  • The
  • Disputed Election of 1876
  • p. 81.
  • Politics of Departure in the U.S. Supreme Court
  • The
  • Evarts Act
  • p. 89.
  • 5.
  • 1897-1936: Old Fools and Young Spirits
  • p. 95.
  • The
  • Field Effect
  • p. 96.
  • Evarts Act Redux
  • p. 1.
  • p. 101.
  • Increased Caseloads
  • p. 113.
  • 6.
  • 1937-1954: Senior Status
  • p. 127.
  • A
  • War with a Fool at the Top
  • p. 129.
  • 1937 Retirement Act
  • Departure in Comparative Perspective
  • p. 136.
  • Untimely Deaths
  • p. 143.
  • 7.
  • 1954-1970: The Limits of Power
  • p. 153.
  • 1954 Retirement Act
  • p. 158.
  • Cantankerous Fellows
  • p. 161.
  • p. 12.
  • An
  • Extraconstitutional Arrangement
  • p. 168.
  • 8.
  • 1971-1999: Appointed for Life
  • p. 177.
  • He Ought to Get Off the Court Too
  • p. 178.
  • Old and Coming Apart
  • p. 192.
  • Departure Politics in Historical Context
  • 9.
  • 2000-Present: A Self-Inflicted Wound
  • p. 211.
  • The
  • Disputed Election of 2000
  • p. 213.
  • That's For Me to Know and You to Find Out
  • p. 217.
  • 10.
  • Conclusion: Imaginary Danger?
  • p. 15.
  • p. 225.
  • Ability and Inability
  • p. 229.
  • The
  • Rule of 100
  • p. 233.
  • Lightening the Burden
  • p. 237.
  • Mandatory Retirement
  • p. 240.
Control code
50651594
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 344 pages
Isbn
9780791456514
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002030977
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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