First Among Equals: The Supreme Court in American Life




      First Among Equals: The Supreme Court in American Life
Today s United States Supreme Court consists of nine intriguingly varied justices and one overwhelming contradiction Compared to its revolutionary predecessor, the Rehnquist Court appears deceptively passive, yet it stands as dramatically ready to defy convention as the Warren Court of the 1950s and 60s Now Kenneth W Starr who served as clerk for one chief justice, argued twenty five cases as solicitor general before the Supreme Court, and is widely regarded as one of the nation s most distinguished practitioners of constitutional law offers us an incisive and unprecedented look at the paradoxes, the power, and the people of the highest court in the land In FIRST AMONG EQUALS Ken Starr traces the evolution of the Supreme Court from its beginnings, examines major Court decisions of the past three decades, and uncovers the sometimes surprising continuity between the precedent shattering Warren Court and its successors under Burger and Rehnquist He shows us, as no other author ever has, the very human justices who shape our law, from Sandra Day O Connor, the Court s most pivotal and perhaps most powerful player, to Clarence Thomas, its most original thinker And he explores the present Court s evolution into a lawyerly tribunal dedicated to balance and consensus on the one hand, and zealous debate on hotly contested issues of social policy on the other On race, the Court overturned affirmative action and held firm to an undeviating color blind standard On executive privilege, the Court rebuffed three presidents, both Republican and Democrat, who fought to increase their power at the expense of rival branches of government On the 2000 presidential election, the Court prevented what it deemed a runaway Florida court from riding roughshod over state law illustrating how in our system of government, the Supreme Court is truly the first among equals Compelling and supremely readable, FIRST AMONG EQUALS sheds new light on the most frequently misunderstood legal pillar of American life. Best Read First Among Equals: The Supreme Court in American Life author Kenneth W. Starr For Kindle ePUB or eBook – heartforum.co.uk

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  • Hardcover
  • 352 pages
  • First Among Equals: The Supreme Court in American Life
  • Kenneth W. Starr
  • English
  • 01 November 2018
  • 0446527564

10 thoughts on “ First Among Equals: The Supreme Court in American Life

  1. Yifan (Evan) Xu (Hsu) says:

    Despite of my limited legal background, there is always an impulsive thrust urging me to understand the legal framework and how it fits in the society One of the interesting topic I came across while staying in Beijing is the Supreme Court and its basic roles and functions Before focusing on this book, we shall come back to the basic understanding of the tripartite division of powers among the legislative, executive and judicial branches, which was advocated by Montesequieu, Hamilton and Despite of my limited legal background, there is always an impulsive thrust urging me to understand the legal framework and how it fits in the society One of the interesting topic I came across while staying in Beijing is the Supreme Court and its basic roles and functions Before focusing on this book, we shall come back to the basic understanding of the tripartite division of powers among the legislative, executive and judicial branches, which was advocated by Montesequieu, Hamilton and others The title first among equals essentially infers that judicial branch the Supreme Cou...

  2. Rachael says:

    Although a bit outdated the author is waiting on the outcome of several cases dating back to 2002 , this is a great overview of the major cases that have shaped American constitutional jurisprudence and the intrusive place that the high court takes in American life today Starr investigates the theme and tone of the cautious Rehnquist court and its juxtaposition to theradical Burger and Warren courts, specifically, the unwillingness of the Rehnquist court to reexamine controversial Although a bit outdated the author is waiting on the outcome of several cases dating back to 2002 , this is a great overview of the major cases that have shaped American constitutional...

  3. Brent Showalter says:

    Fabulous book It was well written and the first legal book I ve been able to understand It is incredible to learn about the impact of the Supreme court decisions on daily life and to discover how those decisions are reached.

  4. Jeff Ricks says:

    It was an interesting read It made me fairly frustrated with the politicization of the Supreme Court, but that was Ken Starr s goal I think.

  5. Ashley Sasnett says:

    Not sure how I will feel about the author s ideas on the Supreme Court but I am open to itAnyone read this one Is he the devil incarnate

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