The Court and the Constitution

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 1987 - Political Science - 434 pages
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From Marbury vs. Madison to civil rights and abortion, this volume chronicles the issues, the debates, and the individuals who have kept the Constitution vital and, in doing so, have shaped American history

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Archibald Cox, Nixon's nemesis, explains the history of the Supreme Court and its consitutional interpretations. Read this book and discard simplisitic notions about liberal 'activist' judges. Perhaps ... Read full review

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The genius of the framers of the U.S. Constitution, suggests Cox, "lay in their remarkable capacity for saying enough but not too much.'' Over the years, the ultimate authority on what the ... Read full review


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PART ONE Building a Nation
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Archibald Cox, Jr., (May 12, 1912 - May 29, 2004) was an American lawyer who served as U.S. Solicitor General under President John F. Kennedy, and later became best known as the first special prosecutor for the Watergate scandal

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