The Supreme Court and the Electoral Process
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Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1970. xv. , 295,  pages. Footnotes. Tables. List of Tables. Index of Cases. Index. DJ has some wear, tears, chips and soiling. The author was an Associate Professor in the Government and Politics Department at the University of Maryland. He earned his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Virginia, where he was a Thomas Jefferson Foundation Fellow. He went on to have a distinguished career. From a 2009 on-line posting: Richard Pierre Claude, professor emeritus of government and politics at the University of Maryland, was honored at a recent meeting of the AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition as a founding father of efforts to get scientists to take up important work on human rights around the globe. Claude's award-winning 2002 book, "Science in the Service of Human Rights," is considered a classic in the field. He is also a founding editor of the journal Human Rights Quarterly. This book is the first comprehensive account of the electoral standards set by the Supreme Court and of the contests that yielded them, from the Court of Chief Justice Waite through that of Chief Justice Warren. Chapter 1 described the process of politics by litigation. Subsequent chapters deal with the Court's involvement with the right to vote in congressional elections, the Civil War Amendments, state restrictions on black voting, the Civil Rights Acts of 1957, 1960, 1964, and 1968, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the question of apportionment in state elections, voting and representation, congressional districting, and the election of the president. The final chapter discusses the nationalization of the electoral process within the framework of federal policy-making. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Very good.