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Reason and passion : Justice Brennan's enduring influence

Author: E Joshua Rosenkranz; Bernard Schwartz; Brennan Center for Justice.
Publisher: New York : Norton, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In this collection, many of Justice Brennan's most distinguished colleagues and observers offer tribute to his far-reaching legacy. Anthony Lewis, Alan Dershowitz, Lani Guinier, Anna Quindlen, David Halberstam, Derrick Bell, and many others - including six Supreme Court justices - describe the opinions and dissents, and struggle and persuasion, that make up Justice Brennan's remarkable career. The sum of these  Read more...
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Named Person: William J Brennan; William J Brennan
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: E Joshua Rosenkranz; Bernard Schwartz; Brennan Center for Justice.
ISBN: 0393041107 9780393041101
OCLC Number: 35364811
Notes: "A project of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law."
Description: 328 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: My life on the court / William J. Brennan --
Common man as uncommon man / David Halberstam --
How justice Brennan changed America / Bernard Schwartz --
Speech: uninhibited, robust, and wide-open / Tom Wicker --
Press: free but not exceptional / Anthony Lewis --
We hardly know it when we see it: obscenity and the problem of unprotected speech / Jeffrey Rosen --
Freedom of association / Robert L. Carter --
Conditions and conscience: free exercise of religion / Robert F. Drinan --
Separation most strict: discovering an unpublished establishment-clause opinion / Nathan Lewin. Reproductive rights and liberties: the long road to Roe / David J. Garrow --
Family and responses of the heart / Anna Quindlen --
Sticks and carrots: the doctrine of unconstitutional conditions / Laurence H. Tribe --
Tireless warrior for racial justice / Charles J. Ogletree --
Search and seizure: fragile liberty / Nat Hentoff --
Death penalty in the court: how it all began / Alan M. Dershowitz --
Hope of justice: the great writ / Bryan Stevenson --
Judicial redress for police misconduct / Stuart Taylor. Court architect of gender equality: setting a firm foundation for the equal stature of men and women / Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Wendy Webster Williams --
Racial realism in retrospect / Derrick Bell --
Majoritarian difficulty: one person, one vote / Lani Guinier and Pamela S. Karlan --
"Right that is preservative of all rights": voting rights act enforcement / Deval L. Patrick --
Fair hearing: legacy to the poor / Tony Mauro --
Goldberg vs. Kelly: administrative law and the new property / Stephen G. Breyer --
Fair shake and a square deal: the role of the administrative judiciary / Jeffrey Toobin. Federalism, the "great design," and the ends of government / Lyle Denniston --
Opening the courthouse door / Herman Schwartz --
Universal values and international law / Jerome J. Shestack --
Justice Brennan's place in legal history / David H. Souter --
Yardstick for us all / Roberta Cooper Ramo --
View from a distant vantage point / Brian Walsh --
Justice Brennan's influence on his colleagues / Harry A. Blackmun.
Responsibility: edited by E. Joshua Rosenkranz and Bernard Schwartz.

Abstract:

In this collection, many of Justice Brennan's most distinguished colleagues and observers offer tribute to his far-reaching legacy. Anthony Lewis, Alan Dershowitz, Lani Guinier, Anna Quindlen, David Halberstam, Derrick Bell, and many others - including six Supreme Court justices - describe the opinions and dissents, and struggle and persuasion, that make up Justice Brennan's remarkable career. The sum of these essays is a look at the key issues of our time - civil liberties, race relations, family, privacy, crime, religion, poverty, politics - all of which were impacted by Justice Brennan's presence of the Supreme Court.

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