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Part I History, Ch.6 The Reagan Revolution to the Present

Thomas M. Keck

From: The Oxford Handbook of the U.S. Constitution

Edited By: Mark Tushnet, Sanford Levinson, Mark A. Graber

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 16 January 2021

The period 1980-2014 witnessed a wide range of notable constitutional conflicts, conducted across all three branches of the national government (and in multiple other public fora besides), including conflicts regarding the appropriate grounds for impeaching a president, the constitutional status of the post-9/11 war on terrorism, and the adequacy of the eighteenth-century Constitution for twenty-first-century governance.1 But the central storyline of constitutional development during this period was a sustained effort by the Republican Party to capture the courts...
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