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The Resource The case of Rose Bird : gender, politics, and the California courts, Kathleen A. Cairns

The case of Rose Bird : gender, politics, and the California courts, Kathleen A. Cairns

Label
The case of Rose Bird : gender, politics, and the California courts
Title
The case of Rose Bird
Title remainder
gender, politics, and the California courts
Statement of responsibility
Kathleen A. Cairns
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Rose Elizabeth Bird was forty years old when in 1977 Governor Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown chose her to become California's first female supreme court chief justice. Appointed to a court with a stellar reputation for being the nation's most progressive, Bird became a lightning rod for the opposition due to her liberalism, inexperience, and gender. Over the next decade, her name became a rallying cry as critics mounted a relentless effort to get her off the court. Bird survived three unsuccessful recall efforts, but her opponents eventually succeeded in bringing about her defeat in 1986, making her the first chief justice to be removed from the California Supreme Court. The Case of Rose Bird provides a fascinating look at this important and complex woman and the political and cultural climate of California in the 1970s and 1980s. Seeking to uncover the identities and motivations of Bird's vehement critics, Kathleen A. Cairns traces Bird's meteoric rise and cataclysmic fall. Cairns considers the instrumental role that then-current gender dynamics played in Bird's downfall, most visible in the tensions between second-wave feminism and the many Americans who felt that a "radical" feminist agenda might topple long-standing institutions and threaten "traditional" values"--
  • "This biography of Rose Elizabeth Bird is an overdue look at California's first female supreme court chief justice, against the backdrop of California's political and cultural climate in the 1970s and 1980s"--
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  • Provided by publisher
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cairns, Kathleen A.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bird, Rose Elizabeth
  • California
  • Bird, Rose Elizabeth
  • California
  • Judges
  • Political questions and judicial power
  • California
  • Judges
  • Political questions and judicial power
  • California
Label
The case of Rose Bird : gender, politics, and the California courts, Kathleen A. Cairns
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-301) 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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 328 pages, 8 pages of plates
Isbn
9780803255753
Lccn
2016024936
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
YBP Library Services
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)946906315
Label
The case of Rose Bird : gender, politics, and the California courts, Kathleen A. Cairns
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-301) 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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 328 pages, 8 pages of plates
Isbn
9780803255753
Lccn
2016024936
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
YBP Library Services
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)946906315

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