Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr soldier Scholar Judge

Oliver Wendell Holmes  Jr   soldier  Scholar  Judge
Author: Gary Jan Aichele
Publsiher: Macmillan Reference USA
Total Pages: 212
Release: 1989
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr soldier Scholar Judge Book Excerpt:

Traces Holmes' life, discusses his theory of legal realism and ethical relativism, and assesses his influence on American law

Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes

Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes
Author: G. Edward White
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 628
Release: 1995
ISBN: 0195101286
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Book Excerpt:

Discusses Holmes' early life, Civil War experiences, legal career, and thirty years on the U.S. Supreme Court, and presents new information regarding his relationship with Clare Castletown

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr

Oliver Wendell Holmes  Jr
Author: Susan-Mary Grant
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2015-07-24
ISBN: 1135133387
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr Book Excerpt:

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., was one of the most influential jurists of his time. From the antebellum era and the Civil War through the First World War and into the New Deal years, Holmes' long life and career as a Supreme Court Justice spanned an eventful period of American history, as the country went from an agrarian republic to an industrialized world power. In this concise, engaging book, Susan-Mary Grant puts Holmes' life in national context, exploring how he both shaped and reflected his changing country. She examines the impact of the Civil War on his life and his thinking, his role in key cases ranging from the issue of free speech in Schenck v. United States to the infamous ruling in favor of eugenics in Buck v. Bell, showing how behind Holmes’ reputation as a liberal justice lay a more complex approach to law that did not neatly align with political divisions. Including a selection of key primary documents, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. introduces students of U.S., Civil War, and legal history to a game-changing figure and his times.

Justice Holmes and the Natural Law

Justice Holmes and the Natural Law
Author: Michael H. Hoffheimer
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2013-11-26
ISBN: 1135530254
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Justice Holmes and the Natural Law Book Excerpt:

First Published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr Pragmatism and the Jurisprudence of Agon

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr   Pragmatism  and the Jurisprudence of Agon
Author: Allen Mendenhall
Publsiher: Bucknell University Press
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2016-12-14
ISBN: 1611487927
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr Pragmatism and the Jurisprudence of Agon Book Excerpt:

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.’s dissents are influential because of their literary qualities of superfluity and energy he inherited from Emerson. The aesthetic style of his dissents reflects his theory of the common law that rejected depictions of fixed and unchanging rules in favor of an evolutionary view.

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.

The American Supreme Court

The American Supreme Court
Author: Robert G. McCloskey
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2010-07-15
ISBN: 0226556832
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The American Supreme Court Book Excerpt:

Celebrating its fiftieth anniversary, Robert McCloskey’s classic work on the Supreme Court’s role in constructing the U.S. Constitution has introduced generations of students to the workings of our nation’s highest court. For this new fifth edition, Sanford Levinson extends McCloskey’s magisterial treatment to address the Court’s most recent decisions. As in prior editions, McCloskey’s original text remains unchanged. In his historical interpretation, he argues that the strength of the Court has always been its sensitivity to the changing political scene, as well as its reluctance to stray too far from the main currents of public sentiments. In two revised chapters, Levinson shows how McCloskey’s approach continues to illuminate developments since 2005, including the Court’s decisions in cases arising out of the War on Terror, which range from issues of civil liberty to tests of executive power. He also discusses the Court’s skepticism regarding campaign finance regulation; its affirmation of the right to bear arms; and the increasingly important nomination and confirmation process of Supreme Court justices, including that of the first Hispanic justice, Sonia Sotomayor. The best and most concise account of the Supreme Court and its place in American politics, McCloskey's wonderfully readable book is an essential guide to the past, present, and future prospects of this institution.

Justices Presidents and Senators

Justices  Presidents  and Senators
Author: Henry Julian Abraham
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 429
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9780847696055
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Justices Presidents and Senators Book Excerpt:

Totally revised and updated, this classic history of the 108 members of the U.S. Supreme addresses the vital questions of why individual justices were nominated to the highest court, how their nominations were received, whether the appointees ultimately lived up to the expectations of the American public, and what their legacy was on the development of American law and society.

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.

Laughing at the Gods

Laughing at the Gods
Author: Allan C. Hutchinson
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2012-02-20
ISBN: 1107017262
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Laughing at the Gods Book Excerpt:

This book showcases eight judges that exemplify judicial greatness and looks at what role they play in law and society.

Facing Facts

Facing Facts
Author: David E. Shi
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 394
Release: 1996
ISBN: 0195106539
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Facing Facts Book Excerpt:

Shi provides the most comprehensive history to date of the rise of realism in American culture, vividly capturing the character and sweep of this all-encompassing movement that ranges from Winslow Homer to the rise of the Ash Can school, from Whitman to Henry James to Theodore Dreiser.

Law and the Humanities Cultural Perspectives

Law and the Humanities  Cultural Perspectives
Author: Chiara Battisti,Sidia Fiorato
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 581
Release: 2019-12-02
ISBN: 3110670224
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Law and the Humanities Cultural Perspectives Book Excerpt:

The interdisciplinary series “Law & Literature” takes a systematic look at the correlation between literature and the law. The studies presented in this series analyze the complex interrelation between two cultural spheres which are not only at the basis of Western Culture and Society, but share in a common focus on texts. Bringing together contributions by jurists, historians of law, legal philosophers, and specialists in literary and cultural studies, this series reflects a trend in current inter- and transdisciplinary research which has recently shown rapid growth both in Europe and the United States.

The American Supreme Court Sixth Edition

The American Supreme Court  Sixth Edition
Author: Robert G. McCloskey,Sanford Levinson
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2016-05-02
ISBN: 022629692X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The American Supreme Court Sixth Edition Book Excerpt:

For more than fifty years, Robert G. McCloskey’s classic work on the Supreme Court’s role in constructing the US Constitution has introduced generations of students to the workings of our nation’s highest court. As in prior editions, McCloskey’s original text remains unchanged. In his historical interpretation, he argues that the strength of the Court has always been its sensitivity to the changing political scene, as well as its reluctance to stray too far from the main currents of public sentiment. In this new edition, Sanford Levinson extends McCloskey’s magisterial treatment to address developments since the 2010 election, including the Supreme Court’s decisions regarding the Defense of Marriage Act, the Affordable Care Act, and gay marriage. The best and most concise account of the Supreme Court and its place in American politics, McCloskey's wonderfully readable book is an essential guide to the past, present, and future prospects of this institution.

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.

The American Judicial Tradition

The American Judicial Tradition
Author: G. Edward White
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2007-01-11
ISBN: 9780199724307
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The American Judicial Tradition Book Excerpt:

In this revised third edition of a classic in American jurisprudence, G. Edward White updates his series of portraits of the most famous appellate judges in American history from John Marshall to Oliver W. Holmes to Warren E. Burger, with a new chapter on the Rehnquist Court. White traces the development of the American judicial tradition through biographical sketches of the careers and contributions of these renowned judges. In this updated edition, he argues that the Rehnquist Court's approach to constitutional interpretation may have ushered in a new stage in the American judicial tradition. The update also includes a new preface and revised bibliographic note.

American Political Leaders

American Political Leaders
Author: Richard L. Wilson
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 465
Release: 2002-01-01
ISBN: 1438108052
Category: Politicians
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Political Leaders Book Excerpt:

Presents profiles of major figures in American politics, from Bella Abzug through Woodrow Wilson, arranged alphabetically, by area of activity, and by year of birth.

The Fundamental Holmes

The Fundamental Holmes
Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes,Ronald K. L. Collins
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 417
Release: 2010-07-19
ISBN: 0521143896
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fundamental Holmes Book Excerpt:

This is the first anthology of Oliver Wendell Holmes's writings, speeches, and opinions concerning freedom of expression. Prepared by a noted free speech scholar, the book contains eight original essays designed to situate Holmes's works in historical and biographical context. The volume is enriched by extensive commentaries concerning its many entries, which consist of letters, speeches, book excerpts, articles, state court opinions, and U.S. Supreme Court opinions.

The Supreme Court Justices Illustrated Biographies

The Supreme Court Justices  Illustrated Biographies
Author: Clare Cushman
Publsiher: CQ Press
Total Pages: 562
Release: 2012-07-26
ISBN: 1608718336
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Supreme Court Justices Illustrated Biographies Book Excerpt:

Presents a biography of every Supreme Court justice from John Jay to Elena Kagan, profiling the main realm of each judge's jurisprudence, the major cases in his or her tenure, and relationships developed with other members of the Court.

The Common Law

The Common Law
Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes
Publsiher: Barnes & Noble Publishing
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780760754986
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Common Law Book Excerpt:

The Common Law changed America forever. The lectures---which were given at the Lowell Institute in Boston and subsequently published in 1880---created a buzz of excitement that enveloped the New England intellectual community. Over a century later, we can look back at The Common Law and still feel the same sense of excitement that our predecessors did, virtually undiminished by the tumultuous decades of American jurisprudence that have followed. It remains an exhilarating landmark in law because its content and its style, its substance and its process, perfectly mirror what common law is: a complex and diffuse combination of actual cases, history, analysis, and philosophy---all woven together to create the rules by which we live. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.---who grew up in the shadow of his famous father, the great doctor and writer Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.---set out to make his mark on the world. His first notoriety among the legal community came when he edited the monumental work of legal scholarship Kent's Commentaries. Just shy of his fortieth birthday, he delivered The Common Law to very positive reviews. From that point, his career was meteoric and included a near three-decade tenure on the Supreme Court of the United States.

No Duty to Retreat

No Duty to Retreat
Author: Richard Maxwell Brown
Publsiher: University of Oklahoma Press
Total Pages: 268
Release: 1994
ISBN: 9780806126180
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No Duty to Retreat Book Excerpt:

In 1865, Wild Bill Hickok killed Dave Tutt in a Missouri public square in the West’s first notable "walkdown." One hundred and twenty-nine years later, Bernard Goetz shot four threatening young men in a New York subway car. Apart from gunfire, what do the two events have in common? Goetz, writes Richard Maxwell Brown, was acquitted of wrongdoing in the spirit of a uniquely American view of self-defense, a view forged in frontier gunfights like Hickok’s. When faced with a deadly threat, we have the right to stand our ground and fight. We have no duty to retreat.