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History of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in the country's bicentennial year

Author: E Barrett Prettyman, Jr.; United States. Court of Appeals (District of Columbia Circuit)
Publisher: [Washington] : United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, [1977]
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
United States. Court of Appeals (District of Columbia Circuit).
History of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in the country's bicentennial year.
[Washington] : United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, [1977]
(OCoLC)643656205
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: E Barrett Prettyman, Jr.; United States. Court of Appeals (District of Columbia Circuit)
OCLC Number: 3268864
Description: vii, 142 pages : illustrations, portrait ; 23 cm
Contents: Members of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia --
The court's antecedents and its early days --
The 1920's and 1930's, with an increase in judges and some bizarre factual issues --
Problems of the war during the 1940's, as the court reached its present size --
Aftermath of the war in the 1950's, including Durham, Mallory and their progeny --
The 1960's, from Luck to problems of administrative law --
The Court Reform Act and its aftermath --
Issues of the 1970's, from tenants' rights to the Pentagon Papers --
Search and seizure, speech and debate, the Christmas pageant and Watergate --
Quasi-political problems of the mid-1970's --
Summary and analysis of the court, its work and its workload.
Responsibility: the Committee to write a history of the Court of Appeals ; E. Barrett Prettyman, Jr., chairman.

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