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Nine scorpions in a bottle : great judges and cases of the Supreme Court

Author: Max Lerner; Richard Cummings
Publisher: New York : Arcade Pub., 1994.
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The United States Supreme Court looms large in the public imagination. To many, its magisterial facade stands for the rule of law and the triumph of justice, a lofty and daunting symbol of the principles America holds to be sacred. But behind those towering pillars there has been so much infighting, intrigue, and backstabbing over the years that the legendary justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., reportedly described
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Lerner, Max, 1902-1992.
Nine scorpions in a bottle.
New York : Arcade Pub., 1994
(OCoLC)608087358
Online version:
Lerner, Max, 1902-1992.
Nine scorpions in a bottle.
New York : Arcade Pub., 1994
(OCoLC)624179070
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Max Lerner; Richard Cummings
ISBN: 1559701684 9781559701686 1559702915 9781559702911
OCLC Number: 28414080
Description: xvii, 331 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Pt. I. Searching for the Foundations. 1. The Supreme Court and American Capitalism. 2. Constitution and Court as Symbols. 3. The Early Career of Judicial Activism. 4. Minority Rule and the Constitutional Tradition. 5. Keepers of the Covenant in Mythic America. 6. Some Perspectives on the Court --
Pt. II. A Gallery of Greats. 7. John Marshall and the Campaign of History. 8. The Great Ganglion That Was Holmes. 9. Frankfurter on Holmes and the Austerity Theory. 10. Justice Louis D. Brandeis and Judicial Activism. 11. The Education of Hugo Black. 12. Felix Frankfurter and the Essential Tension. 13. The Mind and Style of Robert H. Jackson. 14. William O. Douglas: True Militant --
Pt. III. The Interaction of Courts and Cultures. 15. The Vinson Regime, Caught in Midpassage. 16. The Career of the Warren Court. 17. Watergate as Constitutional Crisis. 18. The Balancing Act of the Burger Court. 19. The Rehnquist Court Enters History. 20. The Bork Wars as Confirmation Crisis. Epilogue: Oliver Wendell Holmes Revisited --
Max Lerner on Law and Justice in America (bibliography) / Robert Schmuhl.
Responsibility: Max Lerner ; edited by Richard Cummings.
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