Earl Warren and the Warren Court comprises essays written by leading experts from the fields of law, history, and social science on the most important areas of the Warren Court's contributions in American law. In addition, Scheiber includes appraisals of the Warren Court's influence abroad, written by authorities of legal development in Europe, Latin America, Canada, and East Asia. This book offers a unique set of analyses that portray how innovations in American law generated by the Warren Court led to a reconsideration of law and the judicial role_and in many areas of the world, to transformations in judicial procedure and the advancement of substantive human rights. Also explored within these pages are the personal role of Earl Warren in the shaping of 'Warren era' law and the ways in which his character and background influenced his role as Chief Justice.
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About the Author
Harry N. Scheiber is Stefan A. Riesenfeld Professor of Law and History on the Boalt Hall faculty at UC Berkeley.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction: The Warren Court, American Law, and Modern Legal Cultures Part 2 Doctrines: Questions of Equality and Liberty Chapter 3 Venturing onto the Path of Equal Representation: The Warren Court and Redistricting Chapter 4 The Black Basis of Constitutional Development Chapter 5 Race, Agency, and Equal Protection: A Retrospective on the Warren Court Chapter 6 How Earl Warren's Twenty-Two Years in Law Enforcement Affected his Work as Chief Justice Chapter 7 Corliss Lamont and the Postmaster General: A Synecdoche for the First Amendment in the Era of the Warren Court (1953-1969) Chapter 8 The Early Hours of the Post-World War II Model of Constitutional Federalism: The Warren Court and the World Part 9 Process: Judicial Style and Strategy Chapter 10 The Warren Court and Congress Chapter 11 Avoiding Constitutional Questions in the Early Warren Court: Judicial Craftsmanship and Statutory Interpretation Part 12 Impact: The Legacy in Other Legal Systems Chapter 13 The Seduction of Judicially Triggered Social Transformation: The Impact of the Warren Court in Latin America Chapter 14 The Warren Court in East Asia: An Essay in Comparative Law Chapter 15 The Impact of the Warren Court in Canada: A View from the Trenches Chapter 16 Political Hero, Legal Dwarf? The Impact of the Warren Court in Europe Chapter 17 An American Dilemma and the Scandanavian Dream: The Citizen Meets Modernity and the Strong Nation-StateA Study in Comparative Legal Cultures Chapter 18 Afterword: Earl WarrenA Law Clerk's Memory of the Man and the Court