Journals Higher Education



Published: 03 May 2017

488 Pages | 31 illus.

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

ISBN: 9780199958221

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The Long Reach of the Sixties

LBJ, Nixon, and the Making of the Contemporary Supreme Court

Laura Kalman

  • Argues that the divisive contemporary Supreme Court confirmation process is rooted in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and not in the Bork nomination as is often assumed
  • Highly entertaining--and salty--stories of political battles involving LBJ and Nixon fuel the narrative
  • Demonstrates in vivid prose how the tumultuous politics events of the 1960s have influenced the way in which presidents have selected justices ever since