The Resource Battle for the marble palace : Abe Fortas, Earl Warren, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, and the forging of the modern Supreme Court, Michael Bobelian

Battle for the marble palace : Abe Fortas, Earl Warren, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, and the forging of the modern Supreme Court, Michael Bobelian

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Battle for the marble palace : Abe Fortas, Earl Warren, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, and the forging of the modern Supreme Court
Title
Battle for the marble palace
Title remainder
Abe Fortas, Earl Warren, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, and the forging of the modern Supreme Court
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Michael Bobelian
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eng
Summary
  • "1968 was a particularly tumultuous year in American history. The escalating war in Vietnam, the riots during the Democratic Convention, and the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr.and Robert Kennedy left a scar on the national consciousness. But one great battle that took place during this time is barely recalled. The nomination of Abe Fortas for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court launched an all-out cultural war that would determine the course of major court cases for years to come. Award-winning judicial journalist and Supreme Court reporter Michael Bobelian brings us right into the halls where this fierce battle raged, pitting Lyndon Johnson and the Democratic Party against Richard Nixon and the GOP in a fight that ended in the defamation of Fortas, the first Jew ever nominated for the highest judicial office. Written in vivid detail, the narrative unfolds in a series of dramatic vignettes, from the landmark ruling of Brown vs. Board of Education to the chaos on the floor of the Democratic Convention. Readers are given a behind the scenes look at the camaraderie among the retiring Chief Justice Earl Warren, Lyndon Johnson, and Fortas--and will witness, with them, the rise of Richard Nixon as the fate of the liberal court is decided"--
  • "1968 was a particularly tumultuous year in our country's history. The escalating war in Vietnam, the riots during the Democratic Convention, and the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy left a scar on our national consciousness that has yet to heal. But one great battle that took place during this time is barely recalled. The nomination of Abe Fortas for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court launched an all-out cultural and societal war that would determine the course of major court cases for years to come. Award-winning judicial journalist and Supreme Court reporter for Forbes Magazine Michael Bobelian brings us right into the halls where this fierce battle raged, pitting Lyndon Johnson and the Democratic Party on one side, and Richard Nixon and the GOP on the other. A battle that ended in filibuster, defamation, and disgrace of Fortas, the first Jew to ever be nominated for the highest office in our judicial system. Written in vivid, colorful detail, the narrative unfolds in a series of dramatic vignettes, from the chaos on the floor of the Democratic Convention, to the landmark ruling of Brown vs. Board of Education. We are given a behind the scenes look at the camaraderie among the retiring Chief Justice Earl Warren, Lyndon Johnson and Fortas, and witness, with them, the rise of Richard Nixon as the fate of the liberal court is decided. BATTLE FOR THE MARBLE PALACE is a gripping account of a little known, but crucial, event in our nation's history, as well as a portrait of the man-in-the-middle of it all, whose career was thrown into the balance yet maintained his loyalty throughout weeks of grueling interrogations and accusations"--
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Bobelian, Michael
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no index present
LC call number
KF8776
LC item number
.B63 2019
Literary form
non fiction
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  • United States
  • Fortas, Abe
  • United States
  • Warren, Earl
  • Johnson, Lyndon B.
  • Nixon, Richard M.
  • Brown, Oliver
  • Topeka (Kan.).
  • Judges
  • Jewish judges
  • United States
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • LAW / Government / Federal
  • LAW / Civil Procedure
  • LAW / Legal Services
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / Judicial Branch
  • Brown, Oliver
  • Fortas, Abe
  • Johnson, Lyndon B.
  • Nixon, Richard M.
  • Warren, Earl
  • United States
  • Jewish judges
  • Judges
  • Politics and government
  • United States
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Battle for the marble palace : Abe Fortas, Earl Warren, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, and the forging of the modern Supreme Court, Michael Bobelian
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online resource
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nc
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rdacarrier
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Front Cover; Copyright; Title Page; Dedication; Contents; Author's Preface; Prologue; Part I; Chapter 1 -- "This Appointment is Going to be Terribly Unpopular"; Chapter 2 -- "An Abiding Passion"; Chapter 3 -- "I Think Abe Would be a Good Chief Justice"; Chapter 4 -- Recruiting the "Wizard of Ooze"; Chapter 5 -- "I am Doing Everything Within my Power to Curb this Wild Court"; Part II; Chapter 6 -- " We Will . . . Vote Against Confirming any Supreme Court Nominations of the Incumbent President"; Chapter 7 -- Rematch of the Warren Wars; Chapter 8 -- Red Monday; Chapter 9 -- Rematch with LBJ; Part III
  • Chapter 10 -- Going the Distance with the "President's Fixer"Chapter 11 -- "Mr. Obscenity"; Chapter 12 -- "Republicans Should Adhere to the Principles of the Party of Lincoln"; Chapter 13 -- "I Ruined his Life"; Part IV; Chapter 14 -- "Screaming for His Scalp"; Chapter 15 -- "The Least Considered Aspect of Presidential Power"; Chapter 16 -- "Douglas Is the Next One . . ."; Chapter 17 -- "I'm Not from the South, I'm Not a Woman, and I'm Not Mediocre"; Epilogue; Acknowledgments; Notes; Bibliography; Index
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1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9781943156689
Lccn
2019002311
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (OCoLC)1083153821
  • (OCoLC)on1083153821
Label
Battle for the marble palace : Abe Fortas, Earl Warren, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, and the forging of the modern Supreme Court, Michael Bobelian
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Front Cover; Copyright; Title Page; Dedication; Contents; Author's Preface; Prologue; Part I; Chapter 1 -- "This Appointment is Going to be Terribly Unpopular"; Chapter 2 -- "An Abiding Passion"; Chapter 3 -- "I Think Abe Would be a Good Chief Justice"; Chapter 4 -- Recruiting the "Wizard of Ooze"; Chapter 5 -- "I am Doing Everything Within my Power to Curb this Wild Court"; Part II; Chapter 6 -- " We Will . . . Vote Against Confirming any Supreme Court Nominations of the Incumbent President"; Chapter 7 -- Rematch of the Warren Wars; Chapter 8 -- Red Monday; Chapter 9 -- Rematch with LBJ; Part III
  • Chapter 10 -- Going the Distance with the "President's Fixer"Chapter 11 -- "Mr. Obscenity"; Chapter 12 -- "Republicans Should Adhere to the Principles of the Party of Lincoln"; Chapter 13 -- "I Ruined his Life"; Part IV; Chapter 14 -- "Screaming for His Scalp"; Chapter 15 -- "The Least Considered Aspect of Presidential Power"; Chapter 16 -- "Douglas Is the Next One . . ."; Chapter 17 -- "I'm Not from the South, I'm Not a Woman, and I'm Not Mediocre"; Epilogue; Acknowledgments; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781943156689
Lccn
2019002311
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1083153821
  • (OCoLC)on1083153821

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