The Last Liberal: Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. and the Decisions That Transformed America

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Beard Books, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 303 pages
Fascinating and illuminating portrayal of William J. Brennan, Jr., who emerged from a nondescript past to become the seminal justice of our times.
 

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A JUSTICE FOR ALL: William J. Brennan and the Decisions That Transformed America

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In this brisk, agreeable account, Washingtonian Magazine national editor Eisler (Shark Tank, 1990) pays tribute to the great liberal jurist, recapitulating the judicial achievements of Brennan's long ... Read full review

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A wonderful judge, who spoke so illuminatingly. A role model.

Contents

NEWARK
17
A YOUNG LAWYER ON BROAD STREET
32
COLONEL BRENNAN AND THE WAR
42
RETURNING TO PRIVATE PRACTICE
51
HIS TOUGHEST CHOICE
58
A NEW JERSEY JUDGE
68
AN UNLIKELY APPOINTMENT
86
CONFIRMATION AFTER THE FACT
97
CHANGING THE FACE OF THE LAW
178
GRISWOLD V CONNECTICUT
192
THE JUSTICES UNDER ATTACK
198
ROE V WADE
218
FIGHTING THE DEATH PENALTY
234
THE NIXON CASE
247
TRANSITION
256
RENAISSANCE AND RETIREMENT
266

A ROCKY BEGINNING
120
BRENNAN DEFINES PORNOGRAPHY
139
SPEEDING DESEGREGATION
147
THE FRANKFURTER FEUD
158
BAKER V CARR
168
SOURCE NOTES AND BIBLIOGRAPHY
283
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
289
INDEX
291
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