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The Resource Scalia : a court of one, Bruce Allen Murphy

Scalia : a court of one, Bruce Allen Murphy

Label
Scalia : a court of one
Title
Scalia
Title remainder
a court of one
Statement of responsibility
Bruce Allen Murphy
Title variation
Court of one
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This is the compelling story of one of the most polarizing figures ever to serve on the nation's highest court. Antonin Scalia knew only success in the first fifty years of his life. His sterling academic and legal credentials led him to the Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit in 1982. Just four years later, he outmaneuvered the more senior Robert Bork to the Supreme Court. Scalia's legal brilliance and personal magnetism led everyone to predict he would unite a new conservative majority and change American law in the process. The prediction was half right: he did alter the legal landscape through his theories of textualism and originalism, but his conservatism was informed as much by his traditional Catholicism and conservative partisanship as by his reading of the constitution. By alienating swing justices Sandra Day O'Connor and Anthony Kennedy, he prevented the conservative majority from coalescing for nearly two decades. Breaking with the tradition that justices should speak only through their decisions, he tested the Court's ethical boundaries with opinionate speeches and contentious public appearances, turning the institution into a partisan target"--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Murphy, Bruce Allen
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Scalia, Antonin
  • Judges
  • United States
  • Constitutional law
Label
Scalia : a court of one, Bruce Allen Murphy
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 579-596) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
x, 644 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780743296496
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013042971
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)862066445
Label
Scalia : a court of one, Bruce Allen Murphy
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 579-596) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
x, 644 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780743296496
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013042971
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)862066445

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