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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
Summary
A deeply researched portrait of the controversial Supreme Court justice covers his career achievements, his appointment in 1986, and his resolve to support agendas from an ethical, rather than political, perspective
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10313117
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 347.73/2634
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
KF8745.S33
LC item number
M87 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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FlfeMDea3Is
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a court of one
Label
Scalia : a court of one, Bruce Allen Murphy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [501]-596) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Scalia in winter -- Pride of the Scalias -- The chosen few -- The Harvard Hit Parade of the 1950s -- Building a resume -- The President's legal adviser -- Wildflowers among the weeds -- It isn't easy to be right -- Terminology is destiny -- A court of one -- Faint-hearted originalist -- Losing the middle -- The evil Nino -- Master of the barbed opinion -- War of the words -- Bush v. Gore -- Scalia vs. the Pope -- Quack, quack -- The charm offensive -- The dead constitution tour -- Opus SCOTUS -- The rock star of One first Street -- King of the originalists -- The methodology of originalism -- Kennedy's court -- Roberts' rules of order -- Reading law -- Grumpy old Justice
Control code
20247003
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
x, 644 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780743296496
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013042971
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn862066445
  • (OCoLC)862066445
Label
Scalia : a court of one, Bruce Allen Murphy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [501]-596) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Scalia in winter -- Pride of the Scalias -- The chosen few -- The Harvard Hit Parade of the 1950s -- Building a resume -- The President's legal adviser -- Wildflowers among the weeds -- It isn't easy to be right -- Terminology is destiny -- A court of one -- Faint-hearted originalist -- Losing the middle -- The evil Nino -- Master of the barbed opinion -- War of the words -- Bush v. Gore -- Scalia vs. the Pope -- Quack, quack -- The charm offensive -- The dead constitution tour -- Opus SCOTUS -- The rock star of One first Street -- King of the originalists -- The methodology of originalism -- Kennedy's court -- Roberts' rules of order -- Reading law -- Grumpy old Justice
Control code
20247003
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
x, 644 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780743296496
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013042971
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn862066445
  • (OCoLC)862066445

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