Morality imposed [electronic resource] : the Rehnquist Court and liberty in America / Stephen E. Gottlieb.
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- New York : New York University Press, c2000.
1 online resource (358 p.)
- Law and ethics.
United States. Supreme Court.
Rehnquist, William H., 1924-2005.
- Electronic books.
- We like to think of judges and justices as making decisions based on the facts and the law. But to what extent do jurists decide cases in accordance with their own preexisting philosophy of law, and what specific ideological assumptions account for their decisions?. Stephen E. Gottlieb adopts a unique perspective on the decision-making of Supreme Court justices, blending and re-characterizing traditional accounts of political philosophy in a way that plausibly explains many of the justices' voting patterns. A seminal study of the Rehnquist Court, Morality Imposed illustrates how, in contrast t
- Contents; Preface: Why and How This Book; Origins; The Gulf; Eclectic or Unprincipled?; Three Justices in Search of a Character; Between Two Worlds; Consensus on the Left; Calculus; Where Utilitarians Diverge; Coda; Ideological Canons; Notes; Bibliography; Index; About the Author
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 297-321) and index.
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