The Warren Court in Historical and Political Perspective

The Warren Court in Historical and Political Perspective

by Mark Tushnet
     
 

The tenure of Earl Warren as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1953-69) was marked by a series of decisions unique in the history of the Court for the progressive agenda they bespoke. What made the Warren Court special? How can students of history and political science understand the Warren Court as part of constitutional history and politics? To

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The tenure of Earl Warren as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1953-69) was marked by a series of decisions unique in the history of the Court for the progressive agenda they bespoke. What made the Warren Court special? How can students of history and political science understand the Warren Court as part of constitutional history and politics? To answer such questions, nine well-known legal scholars and historians explore how each justice contributed to the distinctiveness of the Warren Court in Supreme Court history.

University of Virginia Press

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Most of the chapters were presented in shorter versions at a symposium at the Georgetown U. Law Center, January 1990. The nine essays offer biographical, historical, and legal perspectives on the Supreme Court during Earl Warren's service as chief justice, from 1953 to 1969, examining the Court's political role, comparing it with that of its predecessors and successors, and looking at how individual justices helped shape the Court. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813914596
Publisher:
University of Virginia Press
Publication date:
11/28/1993
Series:
Constitutionalism and Democracy Series
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.37(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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