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Author Ward, Artemus
Title Deciding to Leave : The Politics of Retirement from the United States Supreme Court
Imprint Albany : State University of New York Press, 2003
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Series SUNY Series in American Constitutionalism Ser
SUNY Series in American Constitutionalism Ser
Note Intro -- Deciding to Leave -- Contents -- List of Illustrations and Tables -- Preface -- 1. The Politics of Departure in the U.S. Supreme Court -- DEPARTURE IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE -- DEPARTURE POLITICS IN HISTORICAL CONTEXT: EMERGENT AND RECURRENT STRUCTURES -- OVERVIEW -- 2. 1789-1800: Traveling Postboys -- INDISPOSITION AND THE EARLY SUPREME COURT -- DISAGREEABLE TOURS -- CONCLUSION -- 3. 1801-1868: Crippled Courts -- ARMY OF JUDGES -- IMMINENT DANGER OF SUDDEN DEATH -- NEEDY AND HALF-PAID MEN -- ABRIDGMENT OF TENURE, FACILITY OF REMOVAL, OR SOME OTHER MODIFICATION -- IF MR. CLAY HAD BEEN ELECTED -- CONCLUSION -- 4. 1869-1896: Old Imbeciles on the Bench -- DANGEROUS IN ITS OPERATION -- 1869 RETIREMENT ACT -- THE DISPUTED ELECTION OF 1876 -- THE EVARTS ACT -- CONCLUSION -- 5. 1897-1936: Old Fools and Young Spirits -- THE FIELD EFFECT -- EVARTS ACT REDUX -- INCREASED CASELOADS: BOWING TO THE INEVITABLE -- CONCLUSION -- 6. 1937-1954: Senior Status -- A WAR WITH A FOOL AT THE TOP -- 1937 RETIREMENT ACT -- UNTIMELY DEATHS -- CONCLUSION -- 7. 1954-1970: The Limits of Power -- 1954 RETIREMENT ACT -- CANTANKEROUS FELLOWS -- AN EXTRACONSTITUTIONAL ARRANGEMENT -- CONCLUSION -- 8. 1971-1999: Appointed for Life -- HE OUGHT TO GET OFF THE COURT TOO -- OLD AND COMING APART -- CONCLUSION -- 9. 2000-Present: A Self-Inflicted Wound -- THE DISPUTED ELECTION OF 2000: BUSH V. GORE -- THAT'S FOR ME TO KNOW AND YOU TO FIND OUT -- CONCLUSION -- 10. Conclusion: Imaginary Danger? -- ABILITY AND INABILITY -- THE RULE OF 100 -- LIGHTENING THE BURDEN -- MANDATORY RETIREMENT -- CONCLUSION -- Appendix A: Letter from Byron White to Warren Burger, October 20, 1975
Appendix B: Letter from Warren E. Burger, William J. Brennan, Jr., Potter Stewart, Byron R.White, Thurgood Marshall, Harry A. Blackmun, Lewis F. Powell, and William H. Rehnquist to William O. Douglas, December 22, 1975 -- Appendix C: Letter from John Paul Stevens to William H. Rehnquist, October 28, 1988 -- Notes -- CHAPTER 1 -- CHAPTER 2 -- CHAPTER 3 -- CHAPTER 4 -- CHAPTER 5 -- CHAPTER 6 -- CHAPTER 7 -- CHAPTER -- CHAPTER 9 -- CHAPTER 10 -- Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
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Subject United States. -- Supreme Court -- Officials and employees -- Retirement.;Judges -- Retirement -- United States
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