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Intervention & Detachment : Essays in Legal History and Jurisprudence - G. Edward White

Intervention & Detachment

Essays in Legal History and Jurisprudence

Hardcover Published: 6th January 1994
ISBN: 9780195084955
Number Of Pages: 320

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This collection of essays by G. Edward White provides, in one place, discussion of a number of the substantive issues of current interest in American legal history and jurisprudence. Ranging through a diverse body of subjects, including "doing history" (methodology and practice), judicial review, and the politics of jurisprudence, the author both explores important topics and raises critical issues affecting the process of writing legal history. Topics include the nature and process of "revisionism" in historical writing, the role of lawyers in the New Deal, the roles of evidence and interpretation in legal history, critical theory, the significance of the Supreme Court in American culture, the historiography of the Marshall Court, and the career of Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes. Written by one of the nation's preeminent legal historians, Intervention and Detachment skillfully integrates the theoretical and the concrete, offering scholars and students a vital survey of modern American legal history.

Introductionp. 3
Doing History: Methodology
Truth and Interpretation in Legal Historyp. 17
The Text, Interpretation, and Critical Standardsp. 35
The Art of Revising History: Revisiting the Marshall Courtp. 50
Doing History: Practice
The Integrity of Holmes' Jurisprudencep. 75
Looking at Holmes in the Mirrorp. 106
Revisiting the New Deal Legal Generationp. 132
Felix Frankfurter, the Old Boy Network, and the New Deal: The Placement of Elite Lawyers in Public Service in the 1930sp. 149
Recapturing New Deal Lawyersp. 175
Judicial Review
Reflections on the Role of the Supreme Court: The Contemporary Debate and the "Lessons" of Historyp. 207
Judicial Activism and the Identity of the Legal Professionp. 222
Chief Justice Marshall, Justice Holmes, and the Discourse of Constitutional Adjudicationp. 238
The Politics of Jurisprudence
The Inevitability of Critical Legal Studiesp. 255
From Realism to Critical Legal Studies: A Truncated Intellectual Historyp. 274
Conclusionp. 299
Indexp. 303
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ISBN: 9780195084955
ISBN-10: 0195084950
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 6th January 1994
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.45