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The Warren Court in Historical and Political Perspective. Edited by Mark Tushnet (Charlottesville, University Press of Virginia, 1993) 220 pp. $29.95
In his introductory essay, Tushnet concedes that "perhaps the most we can hope" about a book treating the Warren Court at this time is that it be "a scorecard toting up decisions the analyst likes and dislikes" (1). Tushnet's hope, however, is that his book may serve as "a speculative beginning at a historical analysis of the Warren Court" (1). The book falls somewhere between his concession and his hope.
Too often, many of the book's essays delineate cases decided, or opposed, by members of the Warren Court with little to identify them beyond the names of the …