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Stewards of democracy : law as a public profession

Author: Paul D Carrington
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1999.
Series: New perspectives on law, culture, and society.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Stewards of Democracy is the celebration of a moral tradition famously observed by Alexis de Tocqueville through the eyes of Francis Lieber, a Prussian emigre, who in antebellum times wrote of political ethics, hermeneutics, and comparative constitutional law as aspects of the moral duties of American lawyers and judges. The profession's duty is to unify this tradition by nurturing and protecting the institutions  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Carrington, Paul D., 1931-
Stewards of democracy.
Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1999
(OCoLC)607447994
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul D Carrington
ISBN: 0813368324 9780813368320
OCLC Number: 41211304
Description: xi, 306 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: An embattled faith --
A celebration --
The Brahmin hosts --
The Barnburner persuasion --
Legal education for the people --
Law and the lightning of genius --
The Supreme Court in Jacksonian perspective --
Deference to democracy : a Barnburning court --
A nineteenth-century classic --
The Civil War amendments --
Industrialization --
Rails --
The advent of federal administrative law --
Three progressives --
Louis Brandeis --
Ernst Freund --
Learned Hand --
A new age of judicial heroism --
Ineffective judicial heroics --
First amendment heroics --
The contagion of judicial heroism --
Academic law and judicial heroics --
Bryon White, outcast justice --
The political economy of legal education --
Prospect.
Series Title: New perspectives on law, culture, and society.
Responsibility: Paul D. Carrington.
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Argues that judges, lawyers, and law schools should emphasize experience and character over reason or arcane learning, to create a more democratic legal profession in tune with the public interest.  Read more...

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