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The American Judicial Tradition : Profiles of Leading American Judges - G. Edward White

The American Judicial Tradition

Profiles of Leading American Judges

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Published: 1st December 1988
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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.

"A rich source of information and ideas....Worthwhile not only because, as history, it provides an excellent introduction to some of the most influential American judges and cases, but also because as theory it, like all good books, provokes as many questions as it resolves."--Administrative Law Review Praise for the first edition: "Among the important books, The American Judicial Tradition deserves a prominent place....In an era of growing concern about the 'imperial judiciary,' it merits the serious reader's attention."--Jethro Lieberman, The New York Times Book Review "A scholarly, well-informed, illuminating work that penetrates the mystique of the judicial mantle....White has superbly conveyed the morality of one of our most sacred institutions."--Trial Magazine "White's tracing of the varieties of American judicial experience is a dazzling performance, one of the more illuminating essays in American political history that I have read."--Louis S. Auchincloss "The single most helpful study of the American judiciary, and a brilliant essay on one of the most crucial institutions of our first 200 years."--Stanley Katz "The book flows well. The selection of representative judges is rational. The biographical essays are done well. I recommend the book to those interested in the theory of appellate judging."--Merritt Lane, Jr., American Bar Association Journal "An excellent work....A tour de force....As a concise, clearly articulated overview of the American judicial tradition, as a guide to the further study of judicial biography and American jurisprudence, the work is unrivalled."--Choice "An outstanding book which reveals White as a major scholar on American jurisprudence....A major contribution to understanding the judicial process as it operates in the context of a changing nation."--Journal of American History "An outstanding book which reveals White as a major scholar on American jurisprudence....A keenly intelligent and insightful explanation of how American appellate judges have justified the special power that they have in this nation....A major contribution to understanding the judicial process as it operates in the context of a changing nation."--Journal of American History "No one can read this book without being vastly better informed, and it is so refreshing to read a critique of a long established institution which, without ignoring its defects, brings out its abiding strength."--Law Quarterly Review "White has written a thoughtful and often provocative work that both synthesizes many recent contributions and suggests further lines of inquiry."--American Historical Review "White...has written a superb book. [It] merits that expansive adjective on a host of counts....Few scholars are as well prepared and qualified as White to write about the nation's judicial tradition from such a perspective....He points with insight, clarity, and economy of language to the essentials of American judging."--Virginia Law Review

Preface to Expanded Editionp. vii
Prefacep. xiii
Introductionp. 1
John Marshall and the Genesis of the Traditionp. 7
Kent, Story, and Shaw: The Judicial Function and Property Rightsp. 35
Roger Taney and the Limits of Judicial Powerp. 64
Miller, Bradley, Field, and the Reconstructed Constitutionp. 84
Political Ideologies, Professional Norms, and the State Judiciary in the Late Nineteenth Century: Cooley and Doep. 109
John Marshall Harlan I: The Precursorp. 129
The Tradition at the Close of the Nineteenth Centuryp. 146
Holmes, Brandeis, and the Origins of Judicial Liberalismp. 150
The Four Horsemen: The Sources of Judicial Notorietyp. 178
Hughes and Stone: Ironies of the Chief Justiceshipp. 200
Personal versus Impersonal Judging: The Dilemmas of Robert Jacksonp. 230
Cardozo, Learned Hand, and Frank: The Dialectic of Freedom and Constraintp. 251
Rationality and Intuition in the Process of Judging; Roger Traynorp. 292
The Mosaic of the Warren Court: Frankfurter, Black, Warren, and Harlanp. 317
The Anti-Judge: William O. Douglas and the Ambiguities of Individualityp. 369
The Burger Court and the Idea of "Transition" in the American Judicial Traditionp. 421
The Tradition and the Futurep. 460
Chronology of Judicial Servicep. 467
Notesp. 471
Bibliographical Notep. 523
Indexp. 537
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ISBN: 9780195056853
ISBN-10: 019505685X
Series: Oxford Paperbacks
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 576
Published: 1st December 1988
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.47 x 12.75  x 3.48
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 2