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Lawyers of the Right: Professionalizing the Conservative Coalition

Ann Southworth


A timely and multifaceted portrait of the lawyers who serve the diverse constituencies of the conservative movement, this book explains what unites and divides lawyers for the three major groups—social conservatives, libertarians, and business advocates—that have coalesced in recent decades behind the Republican Party. Drawing on in-depth interviews with more than seventy lawyers who represent conservative and libertarian non-profit organizations, the book explores their values and identities, and traces the implications of their shared interest in promoting political strategies that give lawy ... More

Keywords: lawyers, social conservatives, libertarians, business advocates, Republican Party, Heritage Foundation, Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy, conservative movement

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780226768335
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226768366.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ann Southworth, author