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Of power and right : Hugo Black, William O. Douglas, and America's constitutional revolution

Author: Howard Ball; Phillip J Cooper
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ball and Cooper analyze the U.S. Supreme Court and compare its two major justices: Black and Douglas, and their positions and behaviors. Black and Douglas had a close personal, symbiotic relationship, but they held different conceptions of society. Black's views were based on the democratic power of the people to govern, while Douglas saw the primacy of liberty and individual rights as limiting the state's ability  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ball, Howard, 1937-
Of power and right.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1991
(OCoLC)707601183
Named Person: Hugo LaFayette Black; William O Douglas; Hugo LaFayette Black; William O Douglas
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Howard Ball; Phillip J Cooper
ISBN: 0195046129 9780195046120
OCLC Number: 123224535
Description: 390 pages
Responsibility: Howard Ball, Phillip J. Cooper.

Abstract:

Ball and Cooper analyze the U.S. Supreme Court and compare its two major justices: Black and Douglas, and their positions and behaviors. Black and Douglas had a close personal, symbiotic relationship, but they held different conceptions of society. Black's views were based on the democratic power of the people to govern, while Douglas saw the primacy of liberty and individual rights as limiting the state's ability to impose restrictions on personal freedoms. The authors view these justices through the changing issues before the Court from the New Deal to the mid-1970s, and describe their opinions on major issues such as due process and racial justice. ISBN 0-19-504612-9 $29.95.

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