Holmes and Frankfurter

Holmes and Frankfurter
Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes (Jr.),Felix Frankfurter
Publsiher: UPNE
Total Pages: 302
Release: 1996
ISBN: 9780874517583
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Holmes and Frankfurter Book Excerpt:

The first publication of an extensive correspondence between two of the century's greatest American jurists.

Alger Hiss s Looking glass Wars

Alger Hiss s Looking glass Wars
Author: G. Edward White
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 297
Release: 2005-06-09
ISBN: 0195182553
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alger Hiss s Looking glass Wars Book Excerpt:

Integrates the diverse details of Alger Hiss's life--from his upper middle-class upbringing and Harvard success to his role as a martyr to McCarthyism--to present intriguing evidence that Hiss, contrary to popular opinion, was indeed a Soviet spy, limning a remarkable portrait of a man whose life was devoted to perpetuating a lie.

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr Pragmatism and Neuroscience

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr   Pragmatism and Neuroscience
Author: Jay Schulkin
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 355
Release: 2019-08-17
ISBN: 3030231003
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr Pragmatism and Neuroscience Book Excerpt:

This book explores the cultures of philosophy and the law as they interact with neuroscience and biology, through the perspective of American jurist Oliver Wendell Holmes’ Jr., and the pragmatist tradition of John Dewey. Schulkin proposes that human problem solving and the law are tied to a naturalistic, realistic and an anthropological understanding of the human condition. The situated character of legal reasoning, given its complexity, like reasoning in neuroscience, can be notoriously fallible. Legal and scientific reasoning is to be understood within a broader context in order to emphasize both the continuity and the porous relationship between the two. Some facts of neuroscience fit easily into discussions of human experience and the law. However, it is important not to oversell neuroscience: a meeting of law and neuroscience is unlikely to prove persuasive in the courtroom any time soon. Nevertheless, as knowledge of neuroscience becomes more reliable and more easily accepted by both the larger legislative community and in the wider public, through which neuroscience filters into epistemic and judicial reliability, the two will ultimately find themselves in front of a judge. A pragmatist view of neuroscience will aid and underlie these events.

Law Without Values

Law Without Values
Author: Albert W. Alschuler
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 325
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9780226015217
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Law Without Values Book Excerpt:

Albert Alschuler's study of Holmes is very different from other books about him, in that it is an exercise in debunking him.

Felix Frankfurter

Felix Frankfurter
Author: Liva Baker
Publsiher: Plunkett Lake Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-07-19
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Felix Frankfurter Book Excerpt:

“The author has written a very interesting book... She did much research in primary sources, and held many interviews with those best acquainted with her illustrious hero. Born in Austria of a Jewish family, Felix Frankfurter read avidly from his youth. As a lad, he determined to be a lawyer and worked assiduously toward his objective. His ambition and his precocious mind kept him at the head of his classes in America, where he grew up. Soon after completing his legal training, he began to mix private professional services with public office holding. Although he frequently aided friends to win elective offices, Frankfurter never sought an elective office himself. From a United States District Attorney to an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, his public offices were all appointments. Frankfurter, as a young man, was attracted by Woodrow Wilson and his New Freedom. In Washington as a government employee, this Jewish lawyer contended, with great confidence, that the state, as well as the national government, had the duty and right to erect social legislation. In 1914, as a teacher at Harvard, Frankfurter contended that law was not a mere abstraction but that society, by breathing into law the ‘breath of life,’ made it a living soul. Disliking formal lecturing, the law professor much preferred to have his pupils in small groups in animated discussions... In World War I, Frankfurter became an attorney in the War Department... in charge of labor problems. He became a recognized leader in President Wilson’s Mediation Commission... A delegate to the Paris Peace Conference, he aided in drawing up the Balfour Declaration for the return of Palestine to the Jews. Once again Frankfurter returned to Harvard to train young lawyers to combine an academic with an active public life. For twenty years, the professor continued to teach. In 1939, at the age of 56, President Roosevelt, a long time friend, appointed him an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Here Frankfurter served for twenty-three years until invalidism overtook him some months before his death in 1965... [writing] 725 opinions of which 291 were dissents... Justice Frankfurter believed the United States Supreme Court should practice self-imposed restraint. He opposed judicial law-making in all courts. Likewise, he contended that the courts should never enter the political arena. The author discusses well the Brown v. Board of Education and other desegregation cases, as well as the Baker v. Carr and other reapportionment cases, and shows how Justice Frankfurter came to decide with the majority in these law-making and politically activated cases. While this is not the definitive biography of Justice Frankfurter, it is an excellent and timely one.” — George Osborn, Professor of Social Sciences, University of Florida-Gainesville, The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science “A worthwhile and complete compendium of the vital statistics of a great man in relation to the public life of the period... Two criticisms of Frankfurter often voiced during the latter part of his life were that in the great travail of the Jewish people he made no effort to help them, notwithstanding his profound influence on the President, and, that in spite of his great reputation as a ‘liberal’ before he was appointed to the Supreme Court, he turned ‘conservative’ afterwards. The author treats both these subjects with balanced judgment.” — Mendes Hershman, Jewish Social Studies

Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes

Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes
Author: G. Edward White
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 648
Release: 1995-11-16
ISBN: 9780198024330
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Book Excerpt:

By any measure, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., led a full and remarkable life. He was tall and exceptionally attractive, especially as he aged, with piercing eyes, a shock of white hair, and prominent moustache. He was the son of a famous father (Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., renowned for "The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table"), a thrice-wounded veteran of the Civil War, a Harvard-educated member of Brahmin Boston, the acquaintance of Longfellow, Lowell, and Emerson, and for a time a close friend of William James. He wrote one of the classic works of American legal scholarship, The Common Law, and he served with distinction on the Supreme Court of the United States. He was actively involved in the Court's work into his nineties. In Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, G. Edward White, the acclaimed biographer of Earl Warren and one of America's most esteemed legal scholars, provides a rounded portrait of this remarkable jurist. We see Holmes's early life in Boston and at Harvard, his ambivalent relationship with his father, and his harrowing service during the Civil War (he was wounded three times, twice nearly fatally, shot in the chest in his first action, and later shot through the neck at Antietam). White examines Holmes's curious, childless marriage (his diary for 1872 noted on June 17th that he had married Fanny Bowditch Dixwell, and the next sentence indicated that he had become the sole editor of the American Law Review) and he includes new information on Holmes's relationship with Clare Castletown. White not only provides a vivid portrait of Holmes's life, but examines in depth the inner life and thought of this preeminent legal figure. There is a full chapter devoted to The Common Law, for instance, and throughout the book, there is astute commentary on Holmes's legal writings. Indeed, White reveals that some of the themes that have dominated 20th-century American jurisprudence--including protection for free speech and the belief that "judges make the law"--originated in Holmes's work. Perhaps most important, White suggests that understanding Holmes's life is crucial to understanding his work, and he continually stresses the connections between Holmes's legal career and his personal life. For instance, his desire to distinguish himself from his father and from the "soft" literary culture of his father's generation drove him to legal scholarship of a particularly demanding kind. White's biography of Earl Warren was hailed by Anthony Lewis on the cover of The New York Times Book Review as "serious and fascinating," and The Los Angeles Times noted that "White has gone beyond the labels and given us the man." In Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, White has produced an equally serious and fascinating biography, one that again goes beyond the labels and gives us the man himself.

Encountering Freud

Encountering Freud
Author: Paul Roazen
Publsiher: Transaction Publishers
Total Pages: 339
Release: 2011-12-31
ISBN: 1412822521
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encountering Freud Book Excerpt:

In this volume Paul Roazen examines different national responses to Freud and the beginnings of psychoanalysis. He examines Freud’s work in the contexts of law, society, and class, as well as other forms of psychology. Encountering Freud includes a brilliant essay on Freud and the question of psychoanalysis’ contribution to radical thought, in contrast to the conservative tradition. Roazen takes up the extravagant claims of Marcuse and Reich, and sees the risks of then overglamorization of the beginnings of psychoanalysis as a profession. Roazen views the legacies of Harry Stack Sullivan, Helene Deutsch, and Erik H. Erikson as less rich because their work conformed to the social status quo. He sees Freud’s inability to avoid an ambiguous outcome as a lack of concern with normality and a refusal to own up to the wide variety of psychological solutions he found both therapeutically tolerable and humanly desirable. Roazen concludes with a series of explorations on the dichotomies Freud left behind: clinical discoveries versus philosophical standpoints; the relationship of normality to nihilism; and a defense of a therapeutic setting based on trained specialists versus a therapeutic approach encouraging self-expression. This is a volume that utilizes a sharp focus on Freud and his followers and dissenters to explore the question of political psychology at one end and psych-history at the other end of analysis.

American Political Thought

American Political Thought
Author: Morton J. Frisch,Richard G. Stevens
Publsiher: Transaction Publishers
Total Pages: 448
Release: 1976
ISBN: 1412844290
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Political Thought Book Excerpt:

The Second World War was a crisis not just for America but for the whole of Western Civilization and, in the wake of that war, a new crisis arose which came to be called the "Cold War:' Just when that gave the appearance of being resolved, the world reached a new juncture, a new crisis, which Samuel P. Huntington dubbed the "clash of civilizations:' The statesmen having political responsibility in confronting the first three crises in America's history came as close to philosophic grasp of the problems of liberal democracy as one could demand from those embroiled in the active resolution of events. Their reflection of political philosophy in the full sense informed their actions. --

Three Generations No Imbeciles

Three Generations  No Imbeciles
Author: Paul A. Lombardo
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 365
Release: 2008-10-06
ISBN: 0801890101
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Three Generations No Imbeciles Book Excerpt:

Looks at the case Buck v. Bell, covering the events of the trial and the 1927 Supreme Court case which upheld Virginia's compulsory sterilization of "feebleminded" individuals.

The History of the Supreme Court of the United States

The History of the Supreme Court of the United States
Author: William M. Wiecek,Owen M. Fiss
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 733
Release: 2006-01-23
ISBN: 9780521848206
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The History of the Supreme Court of the United States Book Excerpt:

The Birth of the Modern Constitution recounts the history of the United States Supreme Court in the momentous yet usually overlooked years between the constitutional revolution in the 1930s and Warren-Court judicial activism in the 1950s. 1941-1953 marked the emergence of legal liberalism, in the divergent activist efforts of Hugo Black, William O. Douglas, Frank Murphy, and Wiley Rutledge. The Stone/Vinson Courts consolidated the revolutionary accomplishments of the New Deal and affirmed the repudiation of classical legal thought, but proved unable to provide a substitute for that powerful legitimating explanatory paradigm of law. Hence the period bracketed by the dramatic moments of 1937 and 1954, written off as a forgotten time of failure and futility, was in reality the first phase of modern struggles to define the constitutional order that will dominate the twenty-first century.

In Chambers

In Chambers
Author: Todd C. Peppers,Artemus Ward
Publsiher: University of Virginia Press
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2012-03-05
ISBN: 0813932661
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Chambers Book Excerpt:

Written by former law clerks, legal scholars, biographers, historians, and political scientists, the essays in In Chambers tell the fascinating story of clerking at the Supreme Court. In addition to reflecting the personal experiences of the law clerks with their justices, the essays reveal how clerks are chosen, what tasks are assigned to them, and how the institution of clerking has evolved over time, from the first clerks in the late 1800s to the clerks of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Chief Justice William Rehnquist. In Chambers offers a variety of perspectives on the unique experience of Supreme Court clerks. Former law clerks—including Alan M. Dershowitz, Charles A. Reich, and J. Harvie Wilkinson III—write about their own clerkships, painting vivid and detailed pictures of their relationships with the justices, while other authors write about the various clerkships for a single justice, putting a justice's practice into a broader context. The book also includes essays about the first African American and first woman to hold clerkships. Sharing their insights, anecdotes, and experiences in a clear, accessible style, the contributors provide readers with a rare glimpse into the inner workings of the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court Under Edward Douglass White 1910 1921

The Supreme Court Under Edward Douglass White  1910 1921
Author: Walter F. Pratt
Publsiher: Univ of South Carolina Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9781570033094
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Supreme Court Under Edward Douglass White 1910 1921 Book Excerpt:

This volume chronicles a transformation in American jurisprudence that mirrored the widespread political, economic and social upheavals of the early 20th century. White's tenure coincided with a shift from a rural to an urban society and the emergence of the US as a world power.

Oliver Wendell Holmes and Fixations of Manliness

Oliver Wendell Holmes and Fixations of Manliness
Author: John M. Kang
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2018-01-19
ISBN: 1315438119
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oliver Wendell Holmes and Fixations of Manliness Book Excerpt:

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. has been, and continues to be, praised as America’s greatest judge and he is widely considered to have done more than anyone else to breathe life into the Constitution’s right of free speech, probably the most crucial right for democracy. One indeed finds among professors of constitutional law and federal judges the widespread belief that the scope of the First Amendment owes much of its incredible expansion over the last sixty years to Holmes’s judicial dissents in Abrams and Gitlow. In this book, John M. Kang offers the novel thesis that Holmes’s dissenting opinions in Abrams and Gitlow drew in part from a normative worldview structured by an idiosyncratic manliness, a manliness which was itself rooted in physical courage. In making this argument, Kang seeks to show how Holmes’s justification for the right of speech was a bid to proffer a philosophical commentary about the demands of democracy.

McCulloch v Maryland at 200

McCulloch v  Maryland at 200
Author: Gary Schmitt,Rebecca Burgess
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2020-09-15
ISBN: 0844750298
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

McCulloch v Maryland at 200 Book Excerpt:

In recognition of the 200th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in McCulloch v. Maryland, AEI’s Program on American Citizenship commissioned five distinguished scholars to author essays keyed to that decision. The program hosted a panel discussion with the authors to present their initial drafts in February 2019. The chapters of this edited volume are the finalized versions of those essays.

Progressive New World

Progressive New World
Author: Marilyn Lake
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2019-01-07
ISBN: 0674989988
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Progressive New World Book Excerpt:

In a bold argument, Marilyn Lake shows that race and reform were mutually supportive as Progressivism became the political logic of settler colonialism at the turn of the 20th century. She points to exchanges between American and Australasian reformers who shared racial sensibilities, along with a commitment to forging an ideal social order.

The American Constitution and Its Provenance

The American Constitution and Its Provenance
Author: Richard G. Stevens
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 382
Release: 1997
ISBN: 9780847685134
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The American Constitution and Its Provenance Book Excerpt:

In this comprehensive collection of essays representing a lifetime of scholarship, distinguished political scientist Richard Stevens examines the fundamental principles of the American Constitutional order. Stevens discusses the Constitution's roots in Renaissance and Enlightenment political philosophy, and evaluates several major twentieth-century constitutional commentators. With a focus on the core of constitutional principle, Stevens critiques such views as that the Constitution founds a mixed regime, or is rooted in Christianity, or is a 'living constitution, ' or is to be interpreted in the light of a 'higher law background.' Broad in scope and penetrating in analysis, this book is essential reading for students and scholars of constitutional law, American political thought, and American history.

Supreme Court Justices

Supreme Court Justices
Author: Timothy L. Hall
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 566
Release: 2001-01-01
ISBN: 1438108176
Category: Judges
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Supreme Court Justices Book Excerpt:

Presents an alphabetical listing of Supreme Court justices with a short biography on each person.

Law Clerks and the Judicial Process

Law Clerks and the Judicial Process
Author: John Bilyeu Oakley,Robert S. Thompson
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 183
Release: 1980-01-01
ISBN: 9780520040465
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Law Clerks and the Judicial Process Book Excerpt:

The Mind and Faith of Justice Holmes

The Mind and Faith of Justice Holmes
Author: Max Lerner
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2017-09-29
ISBN: 1351479431
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mind and Faith of Justice Holmes Book Excerpt:

A reprint of the Little, Brown edition of 1943. Acidic paper. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

The Enigma of Felix Frankfurter

The Enigma of Felix Frankfurter
Author: H. N. Hirsch
Publsiher: Quid Pro Books
Total Pages: 263
Release: 2014-07-06
ISBN: 1610272463
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Enigma of Felix Frankfurter Book Excerpt:

A recognized, fascinating, and much-cited classic of judicial biography and Supreme Court insight is now available in a quality ebook edition—featuring active contents, linked notes, proper formatting, and a fully-linked Index. Felix Frankfurter was perhaps the most influential jurist of the 20th century—and one of the most complex men ever to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court. Mysteries and apparent contradictions abound. A vibrant and charming friend to many, why are his diaries so full of vitriol against judicial colleagues, especially Douglas and Black? An active Zionist, why did he so zealously enjoy the company of Boston Brahmins, whose snobbery he detested? Most puzzling of all: why did someone known before his appointment to the Court as a civil libertarian—even a radical—become our most famous and persistent advocate for austere judicial restraint? In answering these and other questions, this pathbreaking biography of Frankfurter explores the personality of the man as a key to understanding the Justice. Harry Hirsch sees in Frankfurter's fascinating and complex persona a clue to the biggest mystery of all: the contrast between the brilliant and ambitious young immigrant rising by his intellect and charm to leadership in U.S. academic and political life; and the judge, equally brilliant, but increasingly isolated, embittered, and ineffective. "Hirsch's well-written book ... dispels the contradictory image that has long mystified students of Felix Frankfurter. His portrait is unvarnished, yet scrupulously fair. Revealed is a consummate manipulator of public men and policy. No future biographer can safely ignore the brilliant biographical work." — Alpheus Thomas Mason, Princeton University "Hirsch's carefully constructed and supported psychological analysis of Justice Frankfurter gives us an exciting look at the inner workings of the Supreme Court." — Martin Shapiro, University of California, Berkeley A new addition to the Legal History & Biography Series from Quid Pro Books. This is an authorized and unabridged digital republication of the acclaimed book first published by Basic Books.