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Counsel for the situation : shaping the law to realize America's promise

Author: William T Coleman; Donald T Bliss
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Americans of color faced daunting barriers in the 1940s. Despite graduating first in his class at Harvard Law and clerking for Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter, Bill Coleman was shut out of major East Coast law firms. But as he writes, "The times, they were a'changing." He not only benefitted from that change--he helped propel it, by way of dogged determination, undeniable intellect, and stellar  Read more...
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Biography
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Coleman, William T. (William Thaddeus), 1920-
Counsel for the situation.
Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2010033339
(OCoLC)635492451
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William T Coleman; Donald T Bliss
ISBN: 9780815704942 0815704941
OCLC Number: 672386190
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 466 pages)
Contents: Mr. Coleman goes to Washington --
Roots --
Making jewels out of rough diamonds --
Home sweet home --
School days --
Sibling rivalries --
College years --
Harvard law school --
War --
After the war --
Clerking for the good judge --
Justice frankfurter --
Life at the court and in the nation's capitol --
From the ivory tower to the working world --
American history in black and white --
Chipping away at Plessy --
The Brown team --
The city of brotherly love --
Expert in relevance --
The tipping point --
Reargument, December 7, 1953 --
With all deliberate speed --
Enforcing the court's order --
A lawyer's public service obligation --
Managing the Dilworth litigation department --
The Girard college case --
The legacy of Houston-Hastie-Marshall --
The Nixon years --
Change in course --
Cabinet-style government --
Getting to know the department of transportation --
Making transportation policy --
The decisionmaking process --
A time of transition --
The sun also rises in the East --
Building the Washington practice --
The Bob Jones case --
Supreme Court practice --
The Robert Bork hearings --
Is race still relevant? --
Opportunities for public service and private growth --
Reflecting on Republicans and race --
Counsel for the situation.
Responsibility: William T. Coleman, Jr. ; with Donald T. Bliss.

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Bill Coleman's story is one that younger generations should mark and inwardly digest, lest they forget the pioneers who helped to make a better America possible.  Read more...

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