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|Named Person:||Thurgood Marshall; Thurgood Marshall|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Mark V Tushnet
|Description:||viii, 246 p. ; 25 cm.|
|Contents:||Prologue: "Things That We Knew but Would Rather Forget" --
"The Right Man and the Right Place": From the Second Circuit to the Supreme Court" --
"The Steam Roller Will Have to Grind Me Under": Marshall and the Brethren --
"Assumptions About How People Live": Working on the Supreme Court --
"Unless Our Children Begin to Learn Together": Desegregating the Schools --
"Vital Interests of a Powerless Minority": Equal Protection Theory --
"Now, When a State Acts to Remedy ... Discrimination": Affirmative Action --
"Compassion in Time of Crisis": The Death Penalty --
"We Are Dealing with a Man's Life": Administering the Death Penalty --
"Some Clear Promise of a Better World": The Jurisprudence of Thurgood Marshall --
Epilogue: "He Did What He Could with What He Had".
|Responsibility:||Mark V. Tushnet.|
This book, the first to fully utilize the papers of Justices Marshall and William J. Brennan, describes Marshall's approach to constitutional law in areas ranging from civil rights and the death penalty to abortion and affirmative action. Tushnet, who served as a law clerk for Marshall in the early 197Os, gives ample attention to the Court's operations during Marshall's tenure, the relations among the judges, and the particular roles played by Chief Justice Warren Burger, Justice Brennan, and Justice Antonin Scalia.
Making Constitutional Law aptly locates the Supreme Court of Marshall's tenure within its rich political and historical contexts, showing how the nation's drift toward conservatism affected the Court's debates and decisions, and how Marshall's ardent liberalism became increasingly isolated. Making Constitutional Law will appeal to students of law, history, politics, and recent American culture.
- Marshall, Thurgood, -- 1908-1993.
- Judges -- United States -- Biography.
- Constitutional law -- United States.
- Civil rights -- United States -- History.
- Juges -- Etats-Unis -- Biographie.
- Droit constitutionnel -- Etats-Unis.
- Droits civils et politiques -- Etats-Unis -- Histoire.
- Marshall, Thurgood.
- USA / Oberster Gerichtshof.