Mondays with the Supremes: The Coming of the Nixon Court: The 1972 Term and the Transformation of Constitutional Law, by Earl M. Maltz @ NYJB

“The Coming of the Nixon Court: The 1972 Term and the Transformation of Constitutional Law” by Earl M. Maltz investigates the gradual metamorphosis from liberal court to conservative court. Continue reading Mondays with the Supremes: The Coming of the Nixon Court: The 1972 Term and the Transformation of Constitutional Law, by Earl M. Maltz @ NYJB

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Mondays with the Supremes/CCLaP Fridays Crossover: Uncertain Justice: The Roberts Court and the Constitution, by Laurence Tribe and Joshua Matz

his week I review Uncertain Justice: The Roberts Court and the Constitution, by Laurence Tribe and Joshua Matz, a sober look at the Roberts Court and how recent rulings have shaped modern law. Continue reading Mondays with the Supremes/CCLaP Fridays Crossover: Uncertain Justice: The Roberts Court and the Constitution, by Laurence Tribe and Joshua Matz

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MONDAYS WITH THE SUPREMES: PART V: SUPREME COURT SWINGERS

A limited-run series where I review three books about the Supreme Court of the United States, exploring its historical and ideological conflicts, and the transformations it wrought upon law and society. This week, I examine the Justices who hold the “swing vote.” Continue reading MONDAYS WITH THE SUPREMES: PART V: SUPREME COURT SWINGERS

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Mondays with the Supremes: Part I: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court

I begin a limited-run series where I review three books about the Supreme Court of the United States, exploring its historical and ideological conflicts, and the transformations it wrought upon law and society. Continue reading Mondays with the Supremes: Part I: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court

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What I’m Reading 2012 and Other Business

What I’m Reading 2012 Overview: I’m currently reading five books.  Each poses certain challenges (in some cases, self-imposed challenges) to me as a reader, reviewer, critic, historian, and aesthete.  While New Year’s Resolutions get broken seconds after they’re uttered, these challenges will form an informal backbone to my reading schedule.  As it stands, I want to increase the frequency of my blog posts from bimonthly to weekly.  (The same goes for my other blog, Coffee is for Closers.)  The positive responses from readers has really inspired me to do more. As you’ll see with these challenges, I want to “raise … Continue reading What I’m Reading 2012 and Other Business

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