Making Constitutional Law: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court, 1961-1991 / Edition 1

Making Constitutional Law: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court, 1961-1991 / Edition 1

by Mark V. Tushnet
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195093143

ISBN-13: 9780195093148

Pub. Date: 05/28/1997

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Following on Making Civil Rights Law, which covered Thurgood Marshall's career from 1936-1961, this book focuses on Marshall's career on the Supreme Court from 1961-1991, where he was the first African-American Justice. Based on thorough research in the Supreme Court papers of Justice Marshall and others, this book describes Marshall's approach to constitutional

Overview

Following on Making Civil Rights Law, which covered Thurgood Marshall's career from 1936-1961, this book focuses on Marshall's career on the Supreme Court from 1961-1991, where he was the first African-American Justice. Based on thorough research in the Supreme Court papers of Justice Marshall and others, this book describes Marshall's approach to constitutional law in areas ranging from civil rights and the death penalty to abortion and poverty. It locates the Supreme Court from 1967 to 1991 in a broader socio-political context, showing how the nation's drift toward conservatism affected the Court's debates and decisions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195093148
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/28/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.31(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.76(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue: "Things That We knew but Would Rather Forget" 3(6)
1. "The Right Man and the Right Place": From the Second Circuit to the Supreme Court"
9(19)
2. "The Steam Roller Will Have to Grind Me Under": Marshall and the Brethren
28(28)
3. "Assumptions About How People Live": Working on the Supreme Court
56(12)
4. "Unless Our Children Begin to Learn Together": Desegregating the Schools
68(26)
5. "Vital Interests of a Powerless Minority": Equal Protection Theory
94(22)
6. "Now, When a state Acts to Remedy... Dicrimination: Affirmative Action
116(30)
7. "Compassion in Time of Crisis": The Death Penalty
163(16)
8. "We Are Dealing with a Man's Life": Administering the Death Penalty
163(16)
9. "Some Clear Promise of a Better World": The Jurisprudence of Thurgood Marshall
179(15)
Epilogue: "He Did What He Could with What He Had" 194(3)
Notes 197(32)
Bibliogaphy 229(8)
Table of Cases
237(4)
Index 241

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