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Author Teles, Steven Michael.

Title The rise of the conservative legal movement : the battle for control of the law / Steven M. Teles.

Published Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [2008]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Law  KL 200 G1 TELE    AVAILABLE
Physical description xi, 339 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Princeton studies in American politics : historical, international, and comparative perspectives.
Princeton studies in American politics.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Political Competition, Legal Change, and the New American State -- 2. The Rise of the Liberal Legal Network -- 3. Conservative Public Interest Law I: Mistakes Made -- 4. Law and Economics I: Out of the Wilderness -- 5. The Federalist Society: Counter-Networking -- 6. Law and Economics II: Institutionalization -- 7. Conservative Public Interest Law II: Lessons Learned -- App. Interviews.
Summary "Unlike accounts that depict the conservatives as fiendishly skilled, The Rise of the Conservative Legal Movement reveals the formidable challenges that conservatives faced in competing with legal liberalism. Steven Teles explores how conservative mobilization was shaped by the legal profession, the legacy of the liberal movement, and the difficulties in matching strategic opportunities with effective organizational responses. He explains how foundations and groups promoting conservative ideas built a network designed to dislodge legal liberalism from American elite institutions. And he portrays the reality, not of a grand strategy masterfully pursued, but of individuals and political entrepreneurs learning from trial and error." "Using previously unavailable materials from the Olin Foundation, Federalist Society, Center for Individual Rights, Institute for Justice, and Law and Economics Center, The Rise of the Conservative Legal Movement provides an unprecedented look at the inner life of the conservative movement. Lawyers, historians, sociologists, political scientists, and activists seeking to learn from the conservative experience in the law will find it compelling reading."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Law -- Political aspects -- United States.
Law -- Economic aspects -- United States.
Justice, Administration of -- United States.
Conservatism -- United States.
Liberalism -- United States.
ISBN 9780691122083 (cloth : alk. paper)