An analysis of Chief Justice Burger's influence in Supreme Court cases affecting public education

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Kermit G. Buckner (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Joseph E. Bryson

Abstract: This historical study has as its purpose an examination of Chief Justice Warren E. Burger's influence in Supreme Court decisions affecting education. Reviewed in the study are Supreme Court cases involving education which were heard by the Court from the time Chief Justice Burger assumed leadership in 1969 until the end of the October 1978 term. The means available to the Chief Justice for influencing Court decisions have been examined, and opinions, voting patterns, assignment of the duty to write the majority opinion, voting blocs, and Court unity have been analyzed in order to evaluate Chief Justice Burger's influence on education cases. The study contains six chapters. Chapter II presents an analysis of the historic role played by Supreme Court Chief Justices in influencing the Court's decision-making process and an analysis of relevant literature addressing Chief Justice Burger's leadership record. Chapters III, IV, and V present an analysis of the public education cases involving religious issues, desegregation issues, and constitutionally guaranteed rights issues. Chapter VI presents a summary and conclusions.

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Language: English
Date: 1980
Burger, Warren E., $d 1907-1995
United States. $b Supreme Court
Judicial opinions $z United States

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