Cox, Archibald. The Role of the Supreme Court in American Government. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. vii, 118 pp. Cloth hardcover, very good, in a lightly worn dust jacket. ISBN: 0198274114. Previous owner's name on front free endpaper, else internally clean. $15. * First edition. Archibald Cox [1912-2004], a Harvard Law School professor and U.S. Solicitor General under President Kennedy, he is best known as the first special prosecutor during the Watergate scandal. "This modest and graceful book, the outcome of lectures delivered at All Souls College in Oxford, contains many thoughts of value, the reflections-sometimes almost the musings -of an academic lawyer who knows government from the inside, who was drawn (rather, one suspects, against the grain of temperament) into the central place of heat in one of the great constitutional controversies of our times and who brought to and brings from that experience the academic's interest in good theory, in the placing of event in the longer tides of history, the rescue of happening momentary sensation." Charles L. Black, New York Times, February 29, 1976.
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