A history of the Supreme Court
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- ISBN: 0195080998 (acid-free paper)
viii, 465 p. ; 24 cm.
- Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1993.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||Includes bibliographical references (p. 439-446) and index.|
|Formatted Contents Note:||Introduction : "The very essence of judicial duty" -- The first Court, 1790-1801 -- Marshall Court, 1801-1836 -- Taney Court, 1837-1864 -- Watershed cases : Dred Scott v. Sandford, 1857 -- War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877 -- Chase and Waite Courts, 1864-1888 -- Fuller Court, 1888-1910 -- Watershed cases : Lochner v. New York, 1905 -- White and Taft Courts, 1910-1930 -- Hughes Court, 1930-1941 -- Stone and Vinson Courts, 1941-1953 -- Warren Court, 1953-1969 -- Watershed cases : Brown v. Board of Education, 1954 -- Burger Court, 1969-1986 -- Watershed cases : Roe v. Wade, 1973 -- Rehnquist Court, 1986-|
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A History of the Supreme Court
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History is the discovery of how we got to the present, and nowhere is this discovery more evident than in the study of the Supreme Court and its decisions. Schwartz's book is not just for legal scholars; here he differentiates between the various Courts by chief justices, fleshing out the personalities, the scholastic backgrounds, and the philo~sophies of the jurists and giving law students and history buffs alike the lowdown on those who have shaped U.S. laws into the present. Naturally, the discussion begins with the first major Court, that of Chief Justice John Marshall, a brilliant legal mind who joined with his fellow justices to fine-tune judicial review in Marbury v. Madison. The chronology takes us through the Civil War and Reconstruction and the notorious Dred Scott decision as factions battled within the Court over whether to act as legislators or to exercise "judicial restraint." All the important cases, from Brown v. Board of Education to Roe v. Wade, are explained in simple English. During the early twentieth century, the heart and soul of the Supreme Court was the man who personified judicial restraint with his refusal to act as a legislator without a "clear and present danger," Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes. White's extensive biography of the celebrated jurist is geared to legal eagles, as Holmes' incisive and pithy writing is this book's centerpiece. The author delves into Holmes' childhood under his famous poet father and moves on to his harrowing battlefield experiences in the Civil War, his unhappy marriage, and his magnum opus, The Common Law. White's exhaustive research into Holmes both on the Massachusetts bench and as a Supreme Court justice makes this biography a fine look at a great legal mind. ~--Joe Collins
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A History of the Supreme Court
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Constitution scholar Schwartz ( Super Chief: Earl Warren and His Supreme Court ) provides a thorough, balanced and readable chronological overview of the highest court in the land. He mixes biographical sketches of justices like John Marshall with insightful analyses of major decisions, offering also a close look at four watershed cases, e.g., those regarding desegregation and abortion. Schwartz's account of the modern court, especially that headed by Warren, is lively and savvy, with a moderate-liberal slant. His history of the earlier court is less journalistic; nevertheless, he shows how the court slowly grew in role and stature, and how its decisions contributed vitally to an expanding federal economy and the rise of corporations. While Schwartz at times judiciously reevaluates scholarly controversies--such as his upgrade of long-denounced Dred Scott jurist Roger Taney--he skirts such issues as the growing argument that the right to abortion should be based on equal protection rather than privacy rights. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved