The Taft Court: Justices, Rulings, and Legacy by Peter G. Renstrom | 9781576072806 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
The Taft Court: Justices, Rulings, and Legacy

The Taft Court: Justices, Rulings, and Legacy

by Peter G. Renstrom
     
 

ISBN-10: 1576072800

ISBN-13: 9781576072806

Pub. Date: 05/12/2003

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

An authoritative survey of the Taft Court, which served from 1921 to 1929, and the impact it had on the U.S. legal system, social order, economics, and politics.

Overview

An authoritative survey of the Taft Court, which served from 1921 to 1929, and the impact it had on the U.S. legal system, social order, economics, and politics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781576072806
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/12/2003
Series:
ABC-CLIO Supreme Court Handbooks Series
Pages:
350
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.81(d)
Age Range:
12 - 18 Years

Table of Contents

Series Forewordix
Prefacexi
Part 1Justices, Rulings, and Legacy1
1The Taft Court and the Period3
Woodrow Wilson and World War I3
The Postwar Period5
Prelude to Normalcy7
The 1920 Election: The Triumph of Conservative Republicanism10
The Harding Presidency and Normalcy12
The Scandals17
Calvin Coolidge19
The 1924 Presidential Election: The Democratic Divide and the Progressive Demise21
Herbert Hoover and the Great Depression22
Assembling the Taft Court25
Taft as Chief Justice35
References and Further Reading36
2The Justices39
The William McKinley Appointment40
The Theodore Roosevelt Appointments44
The William H. Taft Appointments52
The Woodrow Wilson Appointments59
The Warren Harding Appointments72
The Calvin Coolidge Appointment89
References and Further Reading94
3Significant Decisions97
Institutional Rulings99
Congress and Legislative Power106
Courts and Judicial Power110
Federal Commerce Power115
Sherman Act122
Labor and Antitrust125
Federal Taxing Power127
State Taxation, Rate Making, and Commerce129
Intergovernmental Tax Immunity131
State Economic Regulation: Substantive Due Process132
National Prohibition145
Individual Rights149
The Incorporation Question150
The Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment151
Selected First Amendment Rulings155
Rights of the Accused169
Equal Protection of the Law and Voting Rights177
References and Further Reading181
4Legacy and Impact183
Doctrinal Legacy: Short and Long Term190
The Taft Court Takings Clause and Zoning196
Federal Institutional Authority198
Conclusion212
References and Further Reading213
Part 2Reference Materials215
Key People, Laws, and Events217
AppendixTerm-by-Term Statistics263
Chronology273
Table of Cases287
Glossary293
Annotated Bibliography307
Index319
About the Author333

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