the forgotten memoir of john knox a year in the life of a supreme court clerk in fdr s washington

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The Forgotten Memoir Of John Knox

Author : John Knox
ISBN : 0226448622
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Recapturing life in Washington, D.C., when it was still a genteel Southern town, this personal memoir was written by law clerk John Knox (1907-1997), private secretary to U.S. Supreme Court Justice James C. McReynolds. 16 halftones.

A Year At The Supreme Court

Author : Neal Devins
ISBN : 0822334488
Genre : History
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The meaning and significance of the Supreme Court's 2002-2003 term are explored in a collection of essays that focuses on individual justices, court practices, and some of the most important rulings during the term. Simultaneous.

The American State From The Civil War To The New Deal

Author : Paul D. Moreno
ISBN : 9781107067714
Genre : History
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This book tells the story of constitutional government in America during the period of the 'social question'. After the Civil War and Reconstruction, and before the 'second Reconstruction' and cultural revolution of the 1960s, Americans dealt with the challenges of the urban and industrial revolutions. In the crises of the American Revolution and the Civil War, the American founders - and then Lincoln and the Republicans - returned to a long tradition of Anglo-American constitutional principles. During the Industrial Revolution, American political thinkers and actors gradually abandoned those principles for a set of modern ideas, initially called progressivism. The social crisis, culminating in the Great Depression, did not produce a Lincoln to return to the founders' principles, but rather a series of leaders who repudiated them. Since the New Deal, Americans have lived in a constitutional twilight, not having completely abandoned the natural-rights constitutionalism of the founders, nor embraced the entitlement-based welfare state of modern liberalism.

Fdr V The Constitution

Author : Burt Solomon
ISBN : 0802719570
Genre : History
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In the wake of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's landslide re-election of 1936, the popular president-never anything but self-confident-unaccountably overreached. Deeply frustrated by a Supreme Court that had blocked many of his New Deal initiatives, FDR proposed to enlarge it from 9 justices to 15. The now-famous "court packing scheme" divided Roosevelt's own party and inflamed the country at large, and it failed-humiliatingly for FDR-because the president could persuade neither the public nor the Senate of its virtues. And yet, ironically, he could claim ultimate victory, for the Court that emerged from the revolution of 1937-its majority shifted from conservative to liberal-lasted for the next 68 years, until the recent Bush appointments have tilted it back. Historian Burt Solomon, deeply steeped in Washington's lore, skillfully chronicles one of the great set pieces in American history, illuminating the inner workings of the nation's capital as the three branches of our government squared off. The Supreme Court has generated many fascinating and dramatic stories, but none more so than that of the 168 days during which one of our greatest presidents attempted to outmaneuver the Constitution-an action that inevitably calls forth parallels with the present.

Supreme Power Franklin Roosevelt Vs The Supreme Court

Author : Jeff Shesol
ISBN : 0393079414
Genre : History
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"A stunning work of history."—Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of No Ordinary Time and Team of Rivals Beginning in 1935, the Supreme Court's conservative majority left much of FDR's agenda in ruins. The pillars of the New Deal fell in short succession. It was not just the New Deal but democracy itself that stood on trial. In February 1937, Roosevelt struck back with an audacious plan to expand the Court to fifteen justices—and to "pack" the new seats with liberals who shared his belief in a "living" Constitution.

Michigan Law Review

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ISBN : UCR:31210016103804
Genre : Law
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The American Scholar

Author : William Allison Shimer
ISBN : UVA:X006160144
Genre : Education
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Cba Record

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105063883222
Genre : Bar associations
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The Supreme Court

Author : Peter Charles Hoffer
ISBN : UOM:39015074056055
Genre : Law
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A definitive history of the U.S. Supreme Court details the evolution of the legal institution from the early days of the American Republic to the present day, offering profiles of the justices, the Court's years under each Chief Justice, its influence on American life, and the issues, cases, and decisions they handled from the perspective of the time in which they came before the Court.

Encyclopedia Of American Civil Rights And Liberties H R

Author : Otis H. Stephens
ISBN : 0313327602
Genre : Civil rights
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Contains entries that discuss aspects of civil rights and liberties, covering major historical developments and social movements, key legislation, Supreme Court decisions, influential individuals, Constitutional provisions, and groups and organizations; arranged alphabetically from H to R.

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