Cardozo

Cardozo

by Andrew L. Kaufman
     
 

Benjamin Nathan Cardozo, unarguably one of the most outstanding judges of the twentieth century, is a man whose name remains prominent and whose contributions to the law remain relevant. This first complete biography of the longtime member and chief judge of the New York Court of Appeals and justice of the Supreme Court of the United States during the turbulent years… See more details below

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Benjamin Nathan Cardozo, unarguably one of the most outstanding judges of the twentieth century, is a man whose name remains prominent and whose contributions to the law remain relevant. This first complete biography of the longtime member and chief judge of the New York Court of Appeals and justice of the Supreme Court of the United States during the turbulent years of the New Deal is a monumental achievement by a distinguished interpreter of constitutional law. In this book, Kaufman interweaves the personal and professional lives of this man to yield a multidimensional whole. Cardozo's family ties to the Jewish community were a significant factor in shaping his life, as was his father's scandalous career - and ultimate disgrace - as a lawyer and judge. Kaufman concentrates, however, on Cardozo's own distinguished career, including twenty-three years in private practice as a tough-minded and skillful lawyer and his classic lectures and writings on the judicial process. From this biography emerges an estimable figure holding to concepts of duty and responsibility, but a person not without frailties and prejudice.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674096455
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
06/04/1998
Pages:
744
Product dimensions:
6.67(w) x 9.52(h) x 1.69(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Beginnings: 1870-1891
1 Cardozo's Heritage: The Sephardim and Tammany Hall3
2 Young Cardozo21
3 Columbia Law School40
Lawyer: 1891-1914
4 Apprenticeship53
5 Developing a Practice71
6 Lawyer's Lawyer93
Judge: 1914-1932
7 New York Supreme Court117
8 The Job of a Judge130
9 Private Life and Private Views146
10 A Judge's Service162
11 Chief Judge178
Doing the Law's Work: 1914-1932
12 The Nature of the Judicial Process199
13 Equity, Individual Justice, and the Punctilio of Honor223
14 The Law of Negligence: Duty to Strangers243
15 Liability and Duty: MacPherson v. Buick265
16 Fireworks and Foreseeability: Palsgraf286
17 Contracts and Promises313
18 Moral Obligation and Damages338
19 Constitutional and International Law361
20 Criminal Law391
21 Property, Corporations, the Legal Profession, and
Legislative Policy416
22 A Puzzle, Candor, and Style436
The Supreme Court: 1932-1938
23 Appointment455
24 Life in Washington472
25 State Regulatory Power and the Constitution491
26 National Regulatory Power and the Constitution508
27 Civil Liberties, Race, and Other Supreme Court Issues534
28 Legacy566
Notes581
Index of Cases704
General Index713
Illustrations page 113

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