The Burger Court and the Rise of the Judicial Right
When Richard Nixon ran for president in 1968, "Impeach Earl Warren" billboards dotted the landscape, especially in the South. Nixon promised to transform the Supreme Court ? and with four appointments, including a new chief justice, he did. The Burger Court and the Rise of the Judicial Right tells the story of the Supreme Court that came in between the liberal Warren Court and the conservative Rehnquist and Roberts Courts: the seventeen years, 1969 to 1986, under Chief Justice Warren Burger. It is a period largely written off as a transitional era at the Supreme Court when, according to the common verdict, "nothing happened." How wrong that judgement is. Written with a keen sense of history and expert use of the justices' personal papers, this book sheds new light on an important era in American political and legal history.