Brennan Vs. Rehnquist: The Battle for the Constitution
In a book that combines history and biography, drama and explication, Peter Irons tells the story of the two great adversaries, Justices William Brennan and William Rehnquist, who for 20 years fought for control of the Supreme Court on the central issues of our time.
Hardcover, 380 pages
Published October 4th 1994 by Knopf
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Peter Irons is anathema to Chief Justice Rehnquist, for Irons is the person who discovered the audiotapes May it Please the Court made during Supreme Court pleadings, edited them and released them to the public. They make fascinating listening. It is just amazing to hear Thurgood Marshall responding to questions put to him by the justices in Brown v. Board of Education. Probably no two justices had less in common judicially than William Brennan and William Rehnquist. The duels between them are e...more