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The Resource Making constitutional law : Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court, 1961-1991, Mark V. Tushnet

Making constitutional law : Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court, 1961-1991, Mark V. Tushnet

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Making constitutional law : Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court, 1961-1991
Title
Making constitutional law
Title remainder
Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court, 1961-1991
Statement of responsibility
Mark V. Tushnet
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Making Constitutional Law: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court, 1961-1991 focuses on the second half of a brilliant and unique career. When tapped by LBJ in 1967 to ascend to the High Court, the seasoned Marshall - as the first African-American Justice - brought desegregation to the bench in word, thought, and deed. But as Mark V. Tushnet illustrates in this book, Marshall, a Great Society liberal, brought many other progressive concepts and convictions. This book, the first to fully utilize the papers of Justices Marshall and William J. Brennan, describes Marshall's approach to constitutional law in areas ranging from civil rights and the death penalty to abortion and affirmative action. Tushnet, who served as a law clerk for Marshall in the early 197Os, gives ample attention to the Court's operations during Marshall's tenure, the relations among the judges, and the particular roles played by Chief Justice Warren Burger, Justice Brennan, and Justice Antonin Scalia. Making Constitutional Law aptly locates the Supreme Court of Marshall's tenure within its rich political and historical contexts, showing how the nation's drift toward conservatism affected the Court's debates and decisions, and how Marshall's ardent liberalism became increasingly isolated. Making Constitutional Law will appeal to students of law, history, politics, and recent American culture
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tushnet, Mark V.
Index
index present
LC call number
KF8745.M34
LC item number
T87 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Marshall, Thurgood
  • Judges
  • Constitutional law
  • Civil rights
Label
Making constitutional law : Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court, 1961-1991, Mark V. Tushnet
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-236) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
34906157
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 246 pages
Isbn
9780195093148
Lccn
96025548
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Making constitutional law : Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court, 1961-1991, Mark V. Tushnet
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-236) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
34906157
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 246 pages
Isbn
9780195093148
Lccn
96025548
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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