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Justice Brennan : liberal champion

Author: Seth Stern; Stephen Wermiel
Publisher: Boston, Mass. ; New York, N.Y. : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010.
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"[This book] is a sweeping and revealing insider look at court history and the life of William Brennan, champion of free speech and public access to information, and widely considered the most influential Supreme Court justice of the twentieth century."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: William J Brennan; William J Brennan
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Seth Stern; Stephen Wermiel
ISBN: 9780547149257 0547149255
OCLC Number: 505420635
Description: xiv, 674 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue : Last surprise --
Bill's son --
Lawyer --
Ascending the bench --
Ike's mistake --
Joining the court --
Cold War --
Irish or Harvard --
Triumphant --
Disarming the South --
Crime & criticism --
Angering the left --
Passages --
Tumult --
New challenges --
Frustration rising --
Pedestals & cages --
Death & dignity --
Unexpected ally --
Darkest years --
Rebirth --
Twilight --
"So long, Bill."
Responsibility: Seth Stern and Stephen Wermiel.

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"[This book] is a sweeping and revealing insider look at court history and the life of William Brennan, champion of free speech and public access to information, and widely considered the most influential Supreme Court justice of the twentieth century."--Jacket.

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