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Great Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court: Ratings and Case Studies Second Printing

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This is a volume of original essays with a new poll of legal scholars, lawyers, and judges that independently ranks America's Supreme Court Justices. The editors also offer a dozen case studies by political scientists and historians of the greatest justices. In addition, there is an analysis of Ronald Reagan's appointees, and a chapter on the jurispudence of Lewis Powell, ...more
Hardcover, 388 pages
Published October 1st 1994 by Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften (first published December 1993)
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This book has a real problem: the title suggests there is going to be something about "great justices" and some "ratings" and "case studies."

Instead, there is one very short essay about a very weak survey. Then there are several poor-to-middling articles about some particularly popular justices. The most interesting—about Taft and Hughes trying to get the United States to join the world court in the 1920s—has nothing to do with the Supreme Court. Most of the others are below replacement level an
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