An autobiography of the Supreme Court; off-the-bench commentary by the justices. Edited and with an introduction by Alan F. Westin.

New York, Macmillan [1963] .

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Subjects Judges -- United States -- Biography.
United States.
United States. Supreme Court.
Description 475 pages 24 cm
Copyright Date [1963]
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
Summary Includes writings by John Jay, John Marshall, Joseph Story, John Marshall Harlan, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., Charles Evans Hughes, Felix Frankfurter, Robert H. Jackson, Ear Warren, William J. Brennan, Jr., William O. Douglas, and Hugo Black, among others.
Contents Out-of-Court commentary by United States Supreme Court Justices, 1790-1962: of free speech and judicial lockjaw / Alan F. Westin -- part I. The Supreme Court of history. The experimental Court and its formative decades, 1790-1860. The new judicial department / John Jay ; Liberty and sedition in the new republic / James Iredell ; Federalist politics from the bench / Samuel Chase ; A Jeffersonian defense of the federal courts / William Johnson ; A friend to the union / John Marshall ; Why Republics need an independent judiciary / Joseph Story -- The confident court in a gilded age, 1880-1920. The weakest branch / Samuel F. Miller ; Our power to declare laws unconstitutional / Stephen J. Field ; Our duty to respect legislative enactments / John Marshall Harlan ; The nation's safeguard / David J. Brewer ; Law and the Court / Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. -- The "old" and "new" Court in industrial America, 1920-1941. Self-inflicted wounds and popular prescriptions / Charles Evans Hughes ; History and the 1937 Court proposal / John H. Clarke ; A year in the new Court / James F. Byrnes -- pt. II. Nine men in black: collegial perspectives. The Supreme Court in the mirror of justices / Felix Frankfurter ; John Marshall as chief justice / Joseph Story ; The disciplined passion of Chief Justice Taney / Benjamin R. Curtis ; Bible and Constitution: Mr. Justice Harlan / David J. Brewer ; The Court years of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. / Felix Frankfurter ; Charles Evans Hughes: the administrative master / Owen J. Roberts ; Chief justices I have known / Felix Frankfurter ; Mr. Justice Brandeis: "microscope and telescope" / Robert H. Jackson ; Justice Roberts and the "switch in time" / Felix Frankfurter -- pt. III. The contemporary Supreme Court. Roles for the new constitutionalism. A sketch of the Supreme Court / Earl Warren ; Fundamentals of judicial review / William J. Brennan, Jr. ; The process of judging in constitutional cases / Felix Frankfurter ; Judicial review and the protection of liberty / William O. Douglas -- The techniques of adjudication. How cases get into the Supreme Court / Tom C. Clark ; Working at justice / William J. Brennan, Jr. ; Reflections on reading statutes / Felix Frankfurter ; The decline of stare decisis / William O. Douglas -- The frontiers of constitutional policy. State Court and Supreme Court / William J. Brennan, Jr. ; The Supreme Court as a political institution / Robert H. Jackson ; The Bill of Rights / Hugo Black ; Further thoughts on the "absolute" Bill of Rights / Hugo Black ; The Bill of Rights and the states / William J. Brennan, Jr. ; Self-willed judges and the judicial function / Felix Frankfurter ; The Cold War, judicial review, and the military / Earl Warren.
Genre Biography.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)499463
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Westin, Alan F.
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