The American Judicial Tradition: Profiles of Leading American Judges / Edition 1

The American Judicial Tradition: Profiles of Leading American Judges / Edition 1

by G. Edward White
     
 

ISBN-10: 019505685X

ISBN-13: 9780195056853

Pub. Date: 12/28/1988

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Now available in a newly revised and updated second edition, this highly acclaimed volume presents a series of portraits of the most famous appellate judges in American history from John Marshall to the Burger court.
G. Edward White traces the American judicial tradition through sketches of the careers and contributions of such significant judges as John

Overview

Now available in a newly revised and updated second edition, this highly acclaimed volume presents a series of portraits of the most famous appellate judges in American history from John Marshall to the Burger court.
G. Edward White traces the American judicial tradition through sketches of the careers and contributions of such significant judges as John Marshall, Joseph Story, Roger Taney, Stephen Field, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Louis Brandeis, Charles Evans Hughes, Felix Frankfurter, Hugo Black, Earl Warren, William Brennan, and Sandra Day O'Connor. This expanded edition contains a new preface, an updated bibliographical note, and two new chapters, one on Justice William O. Douglas and one on the Burger Court.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195056853
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/28/1988
Series:
Oxford Paperbacks Series
Edition description:
Expanded Edition
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.17(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to Expanded Editionvii
Prefacexiii
Introduction1
1.John Marshall and the Genesis of the Tradition7
2.Kent, Story, and Shaw: The Judicial Function and Property Rights35
3.Roger Taney and the Limits of Judicial Power64
4.Miller, Bradley, Field, and the Reconstructed Constitution84
5.Political Ideologies, Professional Norms, and the State Judiciary in the Late Nineteenth Century: Cooley and Doe109
6.John Marshall Harlan I: The Precursor129
7.The Tradition at the Close of the Nineteenth Century146
8.Holmes, Brandeis, and the Origins of Judicial Liberalism150
9.The Four Horsemen: The Sources of Judicial Notoriety178
10.Hughes and Stone: Ironies of the Chief Justiceship200
11.Personal versus Impersonal Judging: The Dilemmas of Robert Jackson230
12.Cardozo, Learned Hand, and Frank: The Dialectic of Freedom and Constraint251
13.Rationality and Intuition in the Process of Judging; Roger Traynor292
14.The Mosaic of the Warren Court: Frankfurter, Black, Warren, and Harlan317
15.The Anti-Judge: William O. Douglas and the Ambiguities of Individuality369
16.The Burger Court and the Idea of "Transition" in the American Judicial Tradition421
17.The Tradition and the Future460
AppendixChronology of Judicial Service467
Notes471
Bibliographical Note523
Index537

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