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The Supreme Court: How It Was, How It Is by  William H Rehnquist - First Printing of the First Edition - 1987 - from About Books (SKU: 026241)

The Supreme Court: How It Was, How It Is

The Supreme Court: How It Was, How It Is by  William H Rehnquist - First Printing of the First Edition - 1987 - from About Books (SKU: 026241)
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The Supreme Court: How It Was, How It Is

by Rehnquist, William H

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New York: William Morrow & Company, Inc, 1987. New and unread in a bright and shiny Fine dust jacket (PERFECT condition but for a single quarter inch closed edge tear). NOT price clipped ($18.95). NO chips. NO rubbing. Clean, square, tight, and unmarked. Sharp corners. First printing with "First Edition" so stated and full number line (123456789 10). Not a book club edition. No owner's name or bookplate. Not a remainder. Illustrated with 12 portraits. Table of cases. Bibliography. Index. Bound in the original white boards and red cloth spine, stamped in bright silver. Complete with dust jacket. From the publisher: "The [former] Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court describes the history, evolution, and operations of the Court, discusses cases, actions, and rulings, and examines the relationship of the Court to Congress and the President.". First Printing of the First Edition. Hardcover. As New/Fine dust jacket. 8vo. 338pp. Great Packaging, Fast Shipping.


William H. Rehnquist succeeded Warren Burger in September 1986 as the sixteenth Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Rehnquist, born in Milwaukee, served in World War II and then worked his way through Stanford Law School. In January 1952, he made his way across the country to Washington, D.C., to take a clerkship with Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson. He subsequently moved to Phoenix, where he was in the private practice of law from 1953 to 1969. In the latter year he was appointed an assistant attorney general, and in 1971 was made an associate justice of the Supreme Court.


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The Supreme Court: How It Was, How It Is
Rehnquist, William H
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Fine dust jacket
First Printing of the First Edition
William Morrow & Company, Inc
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Politics / Government / International Relations; Law / Jurisprudence;
8vo. 338pp

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