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Feldman, Noah, 1970-
Scorpions : the battles and triumphs of FDR's great Supreme Court justices / Noah Feldman
1st ed
New York : Twelve, c2010
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  KF8744 .F45 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Judges -- United States -- Biography
Subject Frankfurter, Felix, 1882-1965
Black, Hugo LaFayette, 1886-1971
Jackson, Robert Houghwout, 1892-1954
Douglas, William O. (William Orville), 1898-1980
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945
Physical Description xii, 513 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [485]-497) and index
Contents In the club -- Anarchy -- Disease and the man -- Upstate -- Southern pride -- Out of the west -- Collapse -- Security and securities -- The subpoena -- Art and taxes -- Court packing -- Switch in time -- Ambition -- The skeleton -- Original intent -- Anschluss -- The sheriff --The pledge -- Of gurus and vice presidents -- Destroyers and bases -- The sword -- And the war came -- The saboteurs -- Faith -- Internment -- A disaster -- Succession -- The death of fathers -- Justice at Nuremberg -- The final solution -- Things fall apart -- Originalism -- Crisis and rebirth -- The constitution abroad -- The Communist councilman -- The battle of Foley Square -- Clear and present danger -- Seizure -- The zone of twilight -- Segregation -- The Brown puzzle -- Deliberate speed -- The individualists -- Ex Machina -- Last act -- Hollow men -- Kaddish -- The pine box -- The wilderness : and a triumph
Summary ""Scorpions" tells the story of four great justices: their relationship with Roosevelt, with each other, and with the turbulent world of the Great Depression, World War II, and the Cold War. It also serves as a history of the modern Constitution itself, exploring the constitutional battles of the Roosevelt era (1940s and 1950s) and their contemporary relevance."-- Unedited summary from book

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