The Supreme Court Under Edward Douglass White, 1910-1921
Pratt shows that the Court found itself in the midst of an era when the legal meaning of words had to shift in order to deal with fundamental changes in society and government." "Looking beyond the legal issues confronted by the Court, Pratt examines White's efforts to maintain collegiality among the justices, his refusal to use his office to support needed changes in the Court's jurisdiction, and his hesitant guidance of the institution into uncharted legal and constitutional territory. Pratt concludes that White's style of leadership ultimately proved less than adequate to meet the challenges of the tumultuous era."--Jacket.
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The Chief Justiceship of Charles Evans Hughes, 1930-1941
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