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A storm over this court : law, politics, and Supreme Court decision making in Brown v. Board of Education / Jeffrey D. Hockett.

By: Hockett, Jeffrey D.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Constitutionalism and democracy: Publisher: Charlottesville, Va : University of Virginia Press, 2013Description: 1 online resource (281 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780813933757; 0813933757; 9781299311961; 1299311962.Subject(s): Segregation in education -- Law and legislation -- United States | School integration -- United States | Discrimination in education -- Law and legislation -- United States | African Americans -- Civil rightsAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Storm over this court.DDC classification: 344.73/0798 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Barriers to desegregation -- The attitudes of the justices -- Law, anticipated violence, and the loyalty to the court -- A sense of the court's mission -- The relevance of foreign affairs -- Domestic political considerations.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Barriers to desegregation -- The attitudes of the justices -- Law, anticipated violence, and the loyalty to the court -- A sense of the court's mission -- The relevance of foreign affairs -- Domestic political considerations.

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Hockett (Univ. of Tulsa) notes that if scholars wish to "explain the votes of nine justices in one Supreme Court ruling, then methodological diversity is a necessity." In this work, he examines the landmark desegregation case of Brown v. Board of Education (1954) through a number of methodological lenses in order to increase the accuracy of the understanding of the factors behind the justices' votes in this unanimous decision. Along the way, Hockett applies instrumental factors as exemplified in the attitudinal model, as well as non-instrumental factors including strategic decision making and the effects of the executive branch and foreign and domestic policy considerations. In the course of his analysis, it becomes clear that some factors weigh more heavily in the decision of some justices, while other factors weigh more heavily for others. This is a truly comprehensive work that is of interest not only to Brown scholars but also to those who seek to understand the process of judicial decision making. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduate, graduate, research, and professional collections. M. W. Bowers University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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<p>Jeffrey D. Hockett, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Tulsa, is the author of New Deal Justice: The Constitutional Jurisprudence of Hugo L. Black, Felix Frankfurter, and Robert H. Jackson. </p>

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