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"In its vivid portrayal of the Court's attempts to balance liberty and order under severe pressures, The Supreme Court and McCarthy-Era Repression tells the story of a Court in turmoil that still managed to lay the foundation for the protection of civil rights."--Harvard Law Review
"Lichtman's book is a carefully researched and well-crafted snapshot of a particularly important period in the development of constitutional law. His masterly knitting together of historical background, sharp portraits of the Justices, and concise yet incisive accounts of the cases will be invaluable for students of this key moment in the Court's history."
--Aziz Z. Huq, coauthor of Unchecked and Unbalanced: Presidential Power in a Time of Terror
"An overwhelmingly detailed, well-documented analysis of the reactions, attitudes, and decisions of the various Supreme Court justices in McCarthy-era cases. The many interesting historical, political, and biographical vignettes will attract readers interested in legal history, political science, and communications."
--Daniel J. Leab, editor of American Communist History and author of Orwell Subverted: the CIA and the Filming of Animal Farm
"A comprehensive reference work on the Court, with an excellent bibliography and abundant endnotes. . . . invaluable."--History News Network
"In describing every Communist decision by the Supreme Court during the McCarthy era, Robert M. Lichtman illuminates the incredible breadth of the anti-communist programs and the injuries they inflicted on the individuals affected and the nation as a whole."
--Lucas A. Powe Jr., author of The Warren Court and American Politics
"A masterful piece of painstaking legal research and measured analysis. Lichtman demonstrates dramatically the vulnerability of our most revered national institutions in the face of strong political and popular pressures, while at the same time revealing an impressive array of legal maneuvers judges can use to stave off permanent wounds to our constitutional heritage."
--Patricia M. Wald, former Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit (ret.)