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The American judicial tradition : profiles of leading American judges

Author: G Edward White
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1976.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is a series of portraits of the most famous appellate judges in American history. White traces the development of the American judicial tradition through biographical sketches of the careers and contributions of these renowned judges. - Publisher.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: G Edward White
ISBN: 0195020170 9780195020175
OCLC Number: 2421698
Description: x, 441 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: John Marshall and the genesis of tradition --
Kent, Story, and Shaw: the judicial function and property rights --
Roger Taney and the limits of judicial power --
Miller, Bradley, Field, and the reconstructed Constitution --
Political ideologies, professional norms, and the state judiciary in the late nineteenth century: Cooley and Doe --
John Marshall Harlan I: the precursor --
The tradition at the close of the nineteenth century --
Holmes, Brandeis, and the origins of judicial liberalism --
The four horsemen: the sources of judicial notoriety --
Hughes and Stone: ironies of the chief justiceship --
Personal versus impersonal judging: the dilemmas of Robert Jackson --
Cardozo, Learned Hand, and Frank: the dialectic of freedom and constraint --
Rationality and intuition in the process of judging: Roger Traynor --
The mosaic of the Warren court: Frankfurter, Black, Warren, and Harlan --
The tradition and the future --
Appendix: Chronology of judicial service.
Responsibility: G. Edward White.

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This book is a series of portraits of the most famous appellate judges in American history. White traces the development of the American judicial tradition through biographical sketches of the careers and contributions of these renowned judges. - Publisher.

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