The American Judicial Tradition:Profiles of Leading American Judges (Google eBook)

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Oxford University Press, Dec 15, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 624 pages
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In this revised third edition of a classic in American jurisprudence, G. Edward White updates his series of portraits of the most famous appellate judges in American history from John Marshall to Oliver W. Holmes to Warren E. Burger, with a new chapter on the Rehnquist Court. White traces the development of the American judicial tradition through biographical sketches of the careers and contributions of these renowned judges. In this updated edition, he argues that the Rehnquist Court's approach to constitutional interpretation may have ushered in a new stage in the American judicial tradition. The update also includes a new preface and revised bibliographic note.
  

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Professor G. Edward White also appeared on the Charlottesville, Virginia, interview program Politics Matters with host Jan Paynter discussing the Supreme Court: http://bit.ly/pm-white

Contents

Introduction
3
1 John Marshall and the Genesis of the Tradition
9
The Judicial Function and Property Rights
37
3 Roger Taney and the Limits of Judicial Power
65
Cooley and Doe
85
The Precursor
105
6 The Tradition at the Close of the Nineteenth Century
121
7 Holmes Brandeis and the Origins of Judicial Liberalism
125
Roger Traynor
243
Frankfurter Black Warren and Harlan
267
William O Douglas and the Ambiguities of Individuality
317
14 The Burger Court and the Idea of Transition in the American Judicial Tradition
369
15 The Unexpectedness of the Rehnquist Court
407
A Summary
467
Chronology of Judicial Service
475
Notes
477

Ironies of the Chief Justiceship
153
The Dilemmas of Robert Jackson
183
The Dialectic of Freedom and Constraint
203

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