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Pathways to the US Supreme Court: From the Arena to the Monastery Garrison Nelson

Pathways to the US Supreme Court: From the Arena to the Monastery

Garrison Nelson

Published December 18th 2013
ISBN : 9781137336026
Hardcover
356 pages
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As the arbiter of the Constitution, it is presumed that the US Supreme Court decrees the law of the land in a fair-minded and even-handed manner. Key decisions in the Courts history have challenged these assumptions, giving way to a greaterMoreAs the arbiter of the Constitution, it is presumed that the US Supreme Court decrees the law of the land in a fair-minded and even-handed manner. Key decisions in the Courts history have challenged these assumptions, giving way to a greater discussion about how judges are chosen, and the ideological roots from which they rule. This book explores more than two centuries of Supreme Court justice selections, tracking the Courts change from a time when consensus choices were relatively evenly divided between political leaders from the arena, and judges from the monastery, to a recent era fraught with controversial presidential appointees to federal positions that have yielded ideologically-influenced administrations of law.