The American Judicial Tradition: Profiles of Leading American Judges / Edition 3

The American Judicial Tradition: Profiles of Leading American Judges / Edition 3

by G. Edward White
     
 

In this revised third edition of a classic in American jurisprudence, G. Edward White updates his series of portraits of the most famous appellate judges in American history from John Marshall to Oliver W. Holmes to Warren E. Burger, with a new chapter on the Rehnquist Court. White traces the development of the American judicial tradition through biographical

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In this revised third edition of a classic in American jurisprudence, G. Edward White updates his series of portraits of the most famous appellate judges in American history from John Marshall to Oliver W. Holmes to Warren E. Burger, with a new chapter on the Rehnquist Court. White traces the development of the American judicial tradition through biographical sketches of the careers and contributions of these renowned judges. In this updated edition, he argues that the Rehnquist Court's approach to constitutional interpretation may have ushered in a new stage in the American judicial tradition. The update also includes a new preface and revised bibliographic note.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195139631
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/22/2006
Edition description:
3RD
Pages:
624
Sales rank:
772,025
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to Third Edition
Preface to Expanded Edition
Preface
Introduction
1. John Marshall and the Genesis of the Tradition
2. Kent, Story, and Shaw: The Judicial Function and Property Rights
3. Roger Taney and the Limits of Judicial Power
4. Political Ideologies, Professional Norms, and the State Judiciary in the Late Ninteenth Century: Cooley and Doe
5. John Marshall Harlan I: The Precursor
6. The Tradition at the Close of the Nineteenth Century
7. Holmes, Brandeis, and the Origins of Judicial Liberalism
8. Hughes and Stone: Ironies of the Chief Justiceship
9. Personal versus Impersonal Judging: The Dilemmas of Robert Jackson
10. Cardozo, Learned Hand, and Frank: The Dialectic of Freedom and Constraint
11. Rationality and Intuition in the Process of Judging: Roger Traynor
12. The Mosaic of the Warren Court: Frankfurter, Black, Warren, and Harlan
13. The Anti-Judge: William O. Douglas and the Ambiguities of Individuality
14. The Burger Court and the Idea of "Transition" in the American Judicial Tradition
15. The Unexpectedness of the Rehnquist Court
16. The Tradition and the Future
Appendix: Chronology of Judicial Service
Notes
Bibliographical Note
Index

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