Division and Discord: The Supreme Court Under Stone and Vinson, 1941-1953

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University of South Carolina Press, 1997 - Law - 298 pages
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Division and Discord offers a comprehensive appraisal of the Supreme Court during the fractious period that bridged the court-packing fight of the Hughes years and the rights explosion of the Warren era. During the dozen years that Melvin I. Urofsky reviews in this volume, the Court ruled on a range of controversial cases, including the internment of the Japanese, the guilt of the Rosenbergs, and the crimes of Nazi saboteurs. At the same time the judicial body struggled internally to balance the strong wills of some of the most important figures in U.S. judicial history - Hugo Black, Felix Frankfurter, William O. Douglas, and Robert M. Jackson.

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Contents

The Stone Court
9
The Court at War
47
The Expansion of Individual Rights
85
Copyright

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About the author (1997)

Melvin I. Urofsky is professor of history and public policy at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. The author and editor of more than three dozen books, he co-edited the multi-volume"Letters of Louis D. Brandeis" and authored "The Supreme Court Justices: A Biographical Dictionary", as well as "Division and Discord: The Supreme Court under Stone and Vinson, 1941-1953".

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