Biographical Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court: The Lives and Legal Philosophies of the Justices

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Melvin I. Urofsky
CQ Press, May 25, 2006 - Political Science - 624 pages
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The recent dramatic shift in makeup of the U.S. Supreme Court has led to great interest in the rulings and legal opinions of its justices. Now, CQ Press brings you a comprehensive volume that analyzes the lives and legal philosophies of all past and present justices of the Court.

Biographical Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court includes signed essays profiling the men and women who have served and are serving on the U.S. Supreme Court. This one-of-a-kind reference includes not only important biographical information, but also in-depth details of the legal contributions made by the men and women of the nation's highest bench. Keeping up with the recent changes to the Court, this volume includes all current justices. New essays profile Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito.

Justices are arranged in an easy-to-use alphabetical format. Each essay is prefaced with key biographical information for each justice such as:

  • Birth and death dates
  • Date of nomination to the Court
  • The name of president who nominated the justice
  • The date he or she was seated
  • Date range of service on the Court

Within each essay, written by a top legal expert, scholar, or journalist, Biographical Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court provides facts and context along with analysis of the opinions and legal philosophies for each justice.

This new volume is an updated edition of The Supreme Court Justices: A Biographical Dictionary (1994). It will prove a valuable resource for academic, community college, law school, and public libraries.

 

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Contents

A
1
B
7
C
112
D
155
E
180
F
183
G
213
H
236
O
381
P
390
R
412
S
449
T
525
V
562
W
571
Selected Bibliography
621

I
280
J
285
K
307
L
314
M
326
N
378
Succession Chart of Supreme Court Seats
622
Supporting Personnel of the Supreme Court
628
Case Index
631
Subject Index
643
Photo Credits
665
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