Fortas: the rise and ruin of a Supreme Court Justice

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W. Morrow, 1988 - Biography & Autobiography - 717 pages
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Captures the saga of a brilliant career gone sour in a chronicle of the nation's first Jewish Supreme Court Justice, who was forced to resign in disgrace, and examines newly acquired evidence concerning the case

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Murphy ( The Brandeis/Frankfurter Connection ) offers a fascinating political biography of Fortas's governmental and private legal careers. The author carefully explores critical junctures in Fortas's ... Read full review


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About the author (1988)

Bruce Allen Murphy is the Fred Morgan Kirby Professor of Civil Rights at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. He is the author of the nationally acclaimed and bestselling The Brandeis/Frankfurter Connection: The Secret Political Activities of Two Supreme Court Justices (1982) and the Pulitzer Prize-nominated Fortas: The Rise and Ruin of a Supreme Court Justice (1988), as well as other books and articles in the field of American government and constitutional law. A native of Abington, Massachusetts, he is an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. He and his wife, Carol L. Wright, live in Center Valley, Pennsylvania, and are the proud parents of two children, Emily and Geoffrey.

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