Brennan Vs. Rehnquist by Peter Irons
The Battle for the Constitution

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Explores the twenty-year conflict between justices William Brennan and his conservative counterpart William Rehquist for control of the Supreme Court and assesses the effects of their battle on the events, issues, and ideas of their time. 15,000 first printing.

About Peter Irons

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Peter Irons is professor of political science at the University of California, San Diego. He lives in San Diego, California.
Published October 4, 1994 by Knopf. 380 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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But all Irons offers is the revelation that Brennan consistently votes for individual litigants against the government, and uses the word ``dignity'' in his opinions a lot, while Rehnquist sides with state legislatures and the police, and relies on the word ``deference.'' (Fans of Rehnquist will ...

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Irons (The Courage of Their Convictions) examines 100 Supreme Court cases from 1972 to 1990, exploring the rival constitutional visions of the two staunchest opponents, liberal justice William Brennan and conservative William Rehnquist, who became chief justice in 1986.

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