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Habeas Corpus in America: The Politics of Individual Rights (Constitutional Thinking) Hardcover – March 2, 2011
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"This book is a superb, well written, and needed contribution to our knowledge of the writ of habeas corpus and American political development." Ronald Kahn, Law and Politics Book Review
"I highly recommend the book to anyone interested in habeas corpus or the U.S. Supreme Court ... He provides and applies a sophisticated understanding of the political regimes framework, in which the court is best understood as a nonmajoritarian institution rather than either a counter majoritarian institution or as an agent of the majority. The book helps to flesh out the relationship between the Supreme Court and other institutions within and across political regimes." Mitchell Pickerill, Law and Politics Book Review
"Habeas Corpus in America is a must-read, a powerfully argued and expertly penned original contribution to the study of public law." - Judith Baer, Law and Politics Book Review
"this comprehensive historical work provides an invaluable resource for those studying the role of the federal courts in our nation's history." - Rebecca Zietlow, American Historical Review
"An impressive and engaging account of how the Great Writ, designed as a fundamental protector of liberty, has been shaped and misshaped by political forces. Wert's history is a clarion call for a reaffirmation of the writ at its best."—David Cole, author of Terrorism and the Constitution
"An innovative history of habeas corpus that enhances our understanding of the way in which courts are part of political regimes."—Mark Tushnet, author of Why the Constitution Matters
"An excellent and much-needed study that focuses our attention on the politics that have always surrounded this important right."—Keith E. Whittington, author of Constitutional Interpretation: Textual Meaning, Original Intent, and Judicial Review
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"An excellent and much-needed study that focuses our attention on the politics that have always surrounded this important right."--Keith E. Whittington, author of Constitutional Interpretation: Textual Meaning, Original Intent, and Judicial Review
"An innovative history of habeas corpus that enhances our understanding of the way in which courts are part of political regimes."--Mark Tushnet, author of Why the Constitution Matters
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