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The Resource The Federalist Society : how conservatives took the law back from liberals, Michael Avery and Danielle McLaughlin

The Federalist Society : how conservatives took the law back from liberals, Michael Avery and Danielle McLaughlin

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The Federalist Society : how conservatives took the law back from liberals
Title
The Federalist Society
Title remainder
how conservatives took the law back from liberals
Statement of responsibility
Michael Avery and Danielle McLaughlin
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Over the last thirty years, the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies has grown from a small group of disaffected conservative law students into an organization with extraordinary influence over American law and politics. Although the organization is unknown to the average citizen, this group of intellectuals has managed to monopolize the selection of federal judges, take over the Department of Justice, and control legal policy in the White House. Today the Society claims that 45,000 conservative lawyers and law students are involved in its activities. Four Supreme Court Justices--Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, John Roberts, and Samuel Alito--are current or former members. Every single federal judge appointed in the two Bush presidencies was either a Society member or approved by members. During the Bush years, young Federalist Society lawyers dominated the legal staffs of the Justice Department and other important government agencies. The Society has lawyer chapters in every major city in the United States and student chapters in every accredited law school. Its membership includes economic conservatives, social conservatives, Christian conservatives, and libertarians, who differ with each other on significant issues, but who cooperate in advancing a broad conservative agenda. How did this happen? How did this group of conservatives succeed in moving their theories into the mainstream of legal thought? What is the range of positions of those associated with the Federalist Society in areas of legal and political controversy? The authors survey these stances in separate chapters on regulation of business and private property; race and gender discrimination and affirmative action; personal sexual autonomy, including abortion and gay rights; and American exceptionalism and international law."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
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1944-
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Avery, Michael
Index
index present
LC call number
KF294.F43
LC item number
A94 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
McLaughlin, Danielle
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy Studies (U.S.)
  • Law
  • Judicial review
  • Conservatism
  • Liberalism
Label
The Federalist Society : how conservatives took the law back from liberals, Michael Avery and Danielle McLaughlin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-282) 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
  • The
  • network : the White House, the Department of Justice, and the bench
  • Regulation of private property : the takings clause
  • Regulation of private property : access to justice
  • Race and gender discrimination
  • The
  • jurisprudence of personal sexual autonomy
  • American exceptionalism, sovereignty, and international law
Control code
805390978
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
x, 294 pages
Isbn
9780826518798
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Lccn
2012031471
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40022264905
System control number
(OCoLC)805390978
Label
The Federalist Society : how conservatives took the law back from liberals, Michael Avery and Danielle McLaughlin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-282) 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
  • The
  • network : the White House, the Department of Justice, and the bench
  • Regulation of private property : the takings clause
  • Regulation of private property : access to justice
  • Race and gender discrimination
  • The
  • jurisprudence of personal sexual autonomy
  • American exceptionalism, sovereignty, and international law
Control code
805390978
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
x, 294 pages
Isbn
9780826518798
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Lccn
2012031471
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40022264905
System control number
(OCoLC)805390978

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