The Federalist Society: How Conservatives took the Law Back from Liberals charts the extraordinary success of a little known, but nation-wide organization, started by a group of disaffected conservative law students in the early 1980s.  The book demonstrates how the Society’s members have reached the highest echelons of law and policy in the United States and shows how they have brought conservative ideas about law, some once considered extreme, into the mainstream of legal thought.  The book explores substantive areas of the law as diverse as affirmative action, privacy rights, international law and Supreme Court jurisprudence, and property rights.  It also reveals the influence that the Society has had on the federal judiciary.