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The Rehnquist Choice: The Untold Story of the Nixon Appointment That Redefined the Supreme Court

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Publisher Comments:

The explosive, never-before-revealed story of how William Rehnquist became a Supreme Court Justice, told by the man responsible for his candidacy.

About the Author

Former White House counsel John W. Dean is a frequent guest on national television shows, discussing matters related to the Nixon presidency as well as legal, political, and government issues in general. He is a columnist for MSNBC.com and Findlaw's "Writ," a popular legal Web site (www. findlaw.com), and he regularly reviews books for such publications as The New York Times Book Review, Chicago Tribune, and Salon.com. He is currently producing a television docudrama (which he also co-wrote) for Turner Television, entitled The Pentagon Papers, starring Alec Baldwin and directed by John Frankenheimer.

Table of Contents

Contents

Cast of Characters

A Note to the Reader

1. Introduction: The Backstory

Part One

2. The Games Begin (September 17, 1971)

3. Priority One: A Southerner (September 18)

4. The Push for Poff (September 20)

5. Priority Two: Two Conservatives (September 2328)

6. Poff Goes Poof (September 29October 2)

Part Two

7. Testing How Byrd Might Fly (October 211, 1971)

8. Going with Friday and Lillie (October 1214)

9. The Chief Justice and Other Problems (October 1418)

Part Three 10. Powell and Baker (October 19, 1971)

11. While Howard Baker Dithered (October 20)

12. The Rehnquist Choice (October 21)

13. Afterword

A Note on Sources

Chronology

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743226073
Subtitle:
The Untold Story of the Nixon Appointment That Redefined the Supreme Court
Author:
Dean, John W.
Author:
John W. Dean
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Location:
New York
Subject:
Political
Subject:
U.S. Government
Subject:
Civil Rights
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Judges
Subject:
Courts - Supreme Court
Subject:
Political questions and judicial power
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
Practical Politics
Subject:
Law-Courts - Supreme Court
Subject:
History - United States/20th Century
Subject:
Political Science-Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
Law-Courts - General
Subject:
Political Science : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
2000-11
Publication Date:
October 2001
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9.52 x 6.43 in.

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