The American Judicial Tradition : Profiles of Leading American Judges: Profiles of Leading American Judges

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Now available in a newly revised and updated second edition, this highly-acclaimed volume presents a series of portraits of the most famous appellate judges in American history from John Marshall to the Burger court. G. Edward White traces the American judicial tradition through sketches of the careers and contributions of such significant judges as John Marshall, Joseph Story, Roger Taney, Stephen Field, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Louis Brandeis, Charles Evans Hughes, Felix Frankfurter, Hugo Black, Earl Warren, William Brennan, and Sandra Day O'Connor. This expanded edition contains a new preface, an updated bibliographical note, and two new chapters, one on Justice William O. Douglas and one on the Burger Court.

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Contents

Introduction I
1
John Marshall and the Genesis of the Tradition
7
The Judicial Function and Property
35
Roger Taney and the Limits of Judicial Power
64
Miller Bradley Field and the Reconstructed Constitution
84
Political Ideologies Professional Norms and the State Judiciary
109
The Precursor
129
The Tradition at the Close of the Nineteenth Century
146
Ironies of the Chief Justiceship
200
The Dilemmas of Robert
230
The Dialectic of Freedom
251
Rationality and Intuition in the Process of Judging Roger
292
Frankfurter Black Warren
317
William O Douglas and the Ambiguities
369
The Burger Court and the Idea of Transition in the American
421
The Tradition and the Future
460

Holmes Brandeis and the Origins of Judicial Liberalism
150
The Sources of Judicial Notoriety
178

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