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Scorpions : the battles and triumphs of FDR's great Supreme Court justices

Author: Noah Feldman
Publisher: New York : Twelve, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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""Scorpions" tells the story of four great justices: their relationship with Roosevelt, with each other, and with the turbulent world of the Great Depression, World War II, and the Cold War. It also serves as a history of the modern Constitution itself, exploring the constitutional battles of the Roosevelt era (1940s and 1950s) and their contemporary relevance."--
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Felix Frankfurter; Hugo LaFayette Black; Robert H Jackson; William O Douglas; Franklin D Roosevelt; Felix Frankfurter; Hugo LaFayette Black; Robert Houghwout Jackson; William O Douglas; Franklin D Roosevelt; Hugo LaFayette Black; William O Douglas; Felix Frankfurter; Robert H Jackson; Franklin D Roosevelt
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Noah Feldman
ISBN: 9780446580571 0446580570
OCLC Number: 528665984
Description: xii, 513 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: In the club --
Anarchy --
Disease and the man --
Upstate --
Southern pride --
Out of the west --
Collapse --
Security and securities --
The subpoena --
Art and taxes --
Court packing --
Switch in time --
Ambition --
The skeleton --
Original intent --
Anschluss --
The sheriff --
The pledge --
Of gurus and vice presidents --
Destroyers and bases --
The sword --
And the war came --
The saboteurs --
Faith --
Internment --
A disaster --
Succession --
The death of fathers --
Justice at Nuremberg --
The final solution --
Things fall apart --
Originalism --
Crisis and rebirth --
The constitution abroad --
The Communist councilman --
The battle of Foley Square --
Clear and present danger --
Seizure --
The zone of twilight --
Segregation --
The Brown puzzle --
Deliberate speed --
The individualists --
Ex Machina --
Last act --
Hollow men --
Kaddish --
The pine box --
The wilderness : and a triumph.
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