Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 August 2019

272 Pages | 11

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190933746

Bookseller Code (01)

Ideas with Consequences

The Federalist Society and the Conservative Counterrevolution

Amanda Hollis-Brusky

Studies in Postwar American Political Development

  • Creates a new framework for analyzing the influence of the Federalist Society on legal and judicial policy
  • Draws from a database of over 2,000 original documents, including personal interview transcripts with key members and unexamined archival documents from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
  • Shows how the Federalist Society influences judiciary decisions on issues like gun control, campaign finance, federalism, and state sovereignty
  • Establishes a list of over 1,000 key actors within the Federalist Society network

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