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Failing justice : Charles Evans Whittaker on the Supreme Court

Author: Craig Alan Smith
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book is a reconsideration of Justice Whittaker, with the twin goals of giving him his due and correcting past misrepresentations of the man and his career. Based on primary sources and information from the Whittaker family, it demonstrates that Whittaker's life record is definitely not one of inadequacy or failure, but rather one of illness and difficulty"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Charles Evans Whittaker; Charles Evans Whittaker
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Craig Alan Smith
ISBN: 0786421975 9780786421978 9780786484300 0786484306
OCLC Number: 60323462
Description: viii, 351 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Leaving the farm --
Thirty years at the bar --
The lower courts --
Arriving at the Supreme Court --
Finding a higher law --
Failing justice --
Speaking out.
Responsibility: Craig Alan Smith.
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Court historians have routinely rated Associate Justice Charles Evans Whittaker (1957-1962)a failure as a justice. In reality, his record is one of illness and difficulty overcome with great  Read more...

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