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The American Judicial Tradition: Profiles of Leading American Judges
     

The American Judicial Tradition: Profiles of Leading American Judges

by G. Edward White
 

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Now available in an expanded and updated second edition, this highly-acclaimed volume presents a series of portraits of the most famous appellate judges in American history from John Marshall to Warren Burger. G. Edward White traces the American judicial tradition through sketches of the careers and contributions of these renowned judges. This expanded edition

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Now available in an expanded and updated second edition, this highly-acclaimed volume presents a series of portraits of the most famous appellate judges in American history from John Marshall to Warren Burger. G. Edward White traces the American judicial tradition through sketches of the careers and contributions of these renowned judges. This expanded edition contains a new preface, an updated bibliographical note, and two new chapters, one on Justice William O. Douglas and one on the Burger Court.

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"[A]n outstanding book.[A] keenly intelligent and insightful explanation of how American appellate judges have justified the special power they have in this nation."—Journal of American History

Acclaim for previous editions
"White has written a thoughtful and often provocative work. The portraits are lucid, salient and well focused, and they readily suggest the variety of ways in which judges have exercised the personal discretion permitted by institutions of law."—The American Historical Review

Acclaim for previous editions
"...stimulating and highly readable.... The American Judicial Tradition...provides an excellent introduction to some of the most influential American judges and cases [and] like all good books, provokes as many questions as it resolves."—Administrative Law Review

Acclaim for previous editions
"[P]rovide[s] a trenchant insight into the professional background, commitments, and jurisprudence of those jurists as well as a genuine understanding of the historical periods in which they functioned. We are all in Professor White's debt for a major achievement."—Virginia Law Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195139624
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/22/2006
Edition description:
3RD
Pages:
624
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.50(d)

Meet the Author

G. Edward White is John B. Minor Professor of Law and History at the University of Virginia and is the author of six books, including Patterns of American Legal Thought, Tort Law in America: An Intellectual History, Earl Warren: A Public Life, and The Marshall Court and Cultural Change, 1815-1835.

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