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Making Constitutional Law Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court, 1961-1991

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ISBN-10: 0195093143

ISBN-13: 9780195093148

Edition: 1997

Authors: Mark Tushnet

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Following on Making Civil Rights Law, which covered Thurgood Marshall's career from 1936-1961, this book focuses on Marshall's career on the Supreme Court from 1961-1991, where he was first Afro-American Justice. The first book on Justice Thurgood Marshall's years on the Supreme Court based on a comprehensive review of the Supreme Court papers of Justices Marshall and William J. Brennan, this work describes Marshall's special approach to constitutional law in areas ranging from civil rights and the death penalty to abortion and poverty. It also describes the Supreme Court's operations during Marshall's tenure, the relations among the justices, and the particular roles played by Chief…    
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List price: $165.00
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/1/1997
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 6.30" wide x 9.49" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Earl J. Hess is associate professor of history at Lincoln Memorial University. He is author of many books on the Civil War, including, most recently, The Civil War in the West: Victory and Defeat from the Appalachians to the Mississippi.Mark V. Tushnet, professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center, is author, coauthor, or editor of twenty books, including a two-volume history of Thurgood Marshall's years on the Supreme Court.

Prologue: "Things That We Knew but Would Rather Forget"
"The Right Man and the Right Place": From the Second Circuit to the Supreme Court"
"The Steam Roller Will Have to Grind Me Under": Marshall and the Brethren
"Assumptions About How People Live": Working on the Supreme Court
"Unless Our Children Begin to Learn Together": Desegregating the Schools
"Vital Interests of a Powerless Minority": Equal Protection Theory
"Now, When a State Acts to Remedy ... Discrimination": Affirmative Action
"Compassion in Time of Crisis": The Death Penalty
"We Are Dealing with a Man's Life": Administering the Death Penalty
"Some Clear Promise of a Better World": The Jurisprudence of Thurgood Marshall
Epilogue: "He Did What He Could with What He Had"
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