Packing the Court : The Rise of Judicial Power and the Coming Crisis of the Supreme Court, Library Edition (CompactDisc)

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From renowned political theorist and Pulitzer Prize winner James MacGregor Burns comes an illuminating critique of how an unstable, unaccountable, and frequently partisan Supreme Court has come to wield more power than the Founding Fathers ever intended.


Publisher Tantor Media
Mfg Part# 9781400142118
SKU 211017310
Format CD
ISBN10 1400142113
Release Date 6/1/2009
Dimensions (in Inches) 7H x 7L x 1T
"[A] provocative and timely new book....Mr. Burns uses his intimate knowledge of America's situate judicial rulings within a political and social context, even as he dissects the practical consequences of particular decisions."
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Editors Note A respected political theorist and Pulitzer Prize winner assesses what he believes to be today's increasingly partisan Supreme Court, revealing how it has wielded more power than originally intended by the founding fathers and blocked congressional laws that have compromised progressive reforms. Read by award-winner Norman Dietz. Simultaneous.
Annotation Historian James MacGregor Burns reveals the gap between the ideal of objectivity and the reality of partisanship at the United States Supreme Court. Burns presents case studies from various periods in American history which reveal how the justices of the court have overstepped the Constitutional definitions of their role and how partisanship was often a factor in their decisions. Burns argues that this is a serious weakness, and one that threatens our liberties. He proposes changes to restore the proper balance to the three branches of government.
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Book Format Audio Cassette - Unabridged / Audio CD - Unabridged
Number of Pages 5
Publisher Tantor Media
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