In The Chief Justiceship of Warren Burger, 1969–1986, Earl M. Maltz offers a comprehensive summary and analysis of
the Supreme Court’s impact on American law and government during Burger’s tenure. Undoubtedly one of the most interesting periods in Supreme Court
history, the Burger Court generally holds a place in America’s judicial memory as a centrist or mildly conservative institution that followed the liberal
constitutionalism of the Warren Court and preceded the conservative ideology of the Rehnquist Court. Maltz demonstrates, however, that under Burger
the Court’s ideological transition was far from immediate and certainly not regular or universal in process. Maltz contends that in many areas of constitutional
law the Burger Court produced the most liberal jurisprudence in history—even more liberal than that of its predecessor.
Earl M. Maltz is Distinguished Professor, Rutgers University School of Law. His many books include “Dred Scott and the Politics of Slavery”; “Fugitive
Slave on Trial: The Anthony Burns Case and Abolitionist Outrage”; “Civil Rights, The Constitution, and Congress”; and “Slavery and the Supreme
Court, 1825 1861”, all published by Kansas.