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Brandeis and the progressive constitution : Erie, the judicial power, and the politics of the federal courts in twentieth-century America

Author: Edward A Purcell
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book focuses on Supreme Court justice Louis D. Brandeis and his opinion in the 1938 landmark case Erie Railroad Co. v. Tompkins, which resulted in a significant relocation of power from federal to state courts. Distinguished legal historian Edward A. Purcell, Jr., shows how the Erie case provides a window on the legal, political, and ideological battles over the federal courts in the New Deal era. Purcell also  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Louis Dembitz Brandeis; Louis D Brandeis; Louis Dembitz Brandeis; Louis Dembitz Brandeis; Louis Dembitz Brandeis
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward A Purcell
ISBN: 0300078048 9780300078046
OCLC Number: 41400860
Description: x, 417 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. I : The federal judicial power and progressive reform --
1. The premise of an age : law politics, and the federal courts, 1877-1937 --
2. Expanding the federal judicial power : Justice David J. Brewer and the "general" common law --
3. Progressive judicial reform after World War I : diversity jurisdiction and the labor injunction --
pt. II : Brandeis, Erie, and the complexities of constitutional judging --
4. Litigant strategies and judicial dynamics --
5. Brandeis : the judge as human --
6. "Defects, social" : the progressive as judicial craftsman --
7. "Defects, political" : the progressive as constitutional architect --
pt. III : History and the dynamics of meaning in an age of transition --
9. Henry M. Hart, Jr., and the power of transforming vision --
10. Cold War politics and neutral principles : the federal judicial power in a New Age --
11. To century's end : meaning, politics, and the constitutional enterprise.
Responsibility: Edward A. Purcell, Jr.
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"This book focuses on Supreme Court justice Louis D. Brandeis and his opinion in the 1938 landmark case Erie Railroad Co. v. Tompkins, which resulted in a significant relocation of power from federal to state courts. Distinguished legal historian Edward A. Purcell, Jr., shows how the Erie case provides a window on the legal, political, and ideological battles over the federal courts in the New Deal era. Purcell also offers an in-depth study of Brandeis's constitutional jurisprudence and evolving legal views."--Jacket.

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