The Constitution and the New Deal / Edition 1

The Constitution and the New Deal / Edition 1

by G. Edward White
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674008316

ISBN-13: 9780674008311

Pub. Date: 05/15/2002

Publisher: Harvard

In a powerful new narrative, G. Edward White challenges the reigning understanding of twentieth-century Supreme Court decisions, particularly in the New Deal period. He does this by rejecting such misleading characterizations as "liberal," "conservative," and "reactionary," and by reexamining several key topics in constitutional law.

Through a close reading of

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In a powerful new narrative, G. Edward White challenges the reigning understanding of twentieth-century Supreme Court decisions, particularly in the New Deal period. He does this by rejecting such misleading characterizations as "liberal," "conservative," and "reactionary," and by reexamining several key topics in constitutional law.

Through a close reading of sources and analysis of the minds and sensibilities of a wide array of justices, including Holmes, Brandeis, Sutherland, Butler, Van Devanter, and McReynolds, White rediscovers the world of early-twentieth-century constitutional law and jurisprudence. He provides a counter-story to that of the triumphalist New Dealers. The deep conflicts over constitutional ideas that took place in the first half of the twentieth century are sensitively recovered, and the morality play of good liberals vs. mossbacks is replaced. This is the only thoroughly researched and fully realized history of the constitutional thought and practice of all the Supreme Court justices during the turbulent period that made America modern.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674008311
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
05/15/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

I Complicating the Conventional Account

1 The Conventional Account

2 The Transformation of the Constitutional Jurisprudence of Foreign Relations: The Orthodox Regime under Stress

3 The Triumph of Executive Discretion in Foreign Relations

4 The Emergence of Agency Government and the Creation of Administrative Law

5 The Emergence of Free Speech

II The Constitutional Revolution as Jurisprudential Crisis

6 The Restatement Project and the Crisis of Early Twentieth-Century Jurisprudence

7 The Constitutional Revolution as a Crisis in Adaptivity

III The Creation of Triumphalist Narratives

8 The Myths of Substantive Due Process

9 The Canonization and Demonization of Judges

10 Cabining the New Deal in Time

Notes

Index

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