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Making constitutional law : Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court, 1961-1991

Author: Mark V Tushnet
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Making Constitutional Law: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court, 1961-1991 focuses on the second half of a brilliant and unique career. When tapped by LBJ in 1967 to ascend to the High Court, the seasoned Marshall - as the first African-American Justice - brought desegregation to the bench in word, thought, and deed. But as Mark V. Tushnet illustrates in this book, Marshall, a Great Society liberal, brought many
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Thurgood Marshall; Thurgood Marshall; Thurgood Marshall
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark V Tushnet
ISBN: 0195093143 9780195093148
OCLC Number: 34906157
Description: viii, 246 pages ; 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.
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Following on from 'Making Civil Rights Law', which covered Thurgood Marshall's career from 1936 to 1961, this book focuses on Marshall's career on the Supreme Court from 1961 to 1991, where he was  Read more...

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... comprehensive and well researched. It is, without question, a valuable contribution to the existing literature on this historic figure. The Journal of American History, Dec 2000

 
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