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Published: 19 February 2015

264 Pages


ISBN: 9780199385522

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Ideas with Consequences

The Federalist Society and the Conservative Counterrevolution

Amanda Hollis-Brusky

  • Develops a new social scientific framework for analyzing the influence of the Federalist Society network on legal and judicial policy
  • Draws on an author-compiled database of over 2,000 documents including previously unexamined archival documents from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, transcripts from personal interviews with 40 key members of the Federalist Society and American Constitution, and complete transcripts of Federalist Society National Conferences from 1982-2011
  • Since the Federalist Society does not publish membership lists, this book uses presenters at Federalist Society National Conferences to establish a comprehensive list of over 1,000 key actors within the Federalist Society network
  • Clearly identifies specific ways in which members of the Federalist Society have influenced revolutionary Supreme Court decisions in the areas of gun control, campaign finance, federalism and state sovereignty

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