The Warren Court in Historical and Political Perspective

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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 ...

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Overview

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)
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  • 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)

Meet the Author

Mark Tushnet is Associate Dean and Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center. He is the author of The NAACP's Legal Strategy against Segregated Education, 1925-1950; Red, White, and Blue: A Critical Analysis of Constitutional Law; and Making Civil Rights Law:Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court, 1936-1961.

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