The Resource I dissent : great opposing opinions in landmark Supreme Court cases, edited by Mark Tushnet

I dissent : great opposing opinions in landmark Supreme Court cases, edited by Mark Tushnet

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I dissent : great opposing opinions in landmark Supreme Court cases
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I dissent
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great opposing opinions in landmark Supreme Court cases
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edited by Mark Tushnet
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Summary
American history can be traced in part through the words of the majority decisions in landmark Supreme Court cases. Now, for the first time, one of the most distinguished Supreme Court scholars has gathered famous dissents as he considers a provocative question: how might our history appear now if these cases in the highest court in the country had turned out differently? The surprising answer Tushnet offers: not all that different. Tushnet introduces and explains sixteen influential cases from throughout the Court's history, putting them into political context and offering a sense of what could have developed if the dissents were instead the majority opinions. Ultimately, Tushnet demonstrates that the words of Supreme Court justices are only one piece of a larger puzzle that defines what the Constitution means to us. We should not value their opinions over other pieces, such as social movements, politics, economics, and more. Written in accessible and lively language, edited with a lay readership in mind, I Dissent offers an invaluable collection for anyone interested in American history and how we define constitutional rights. By placing the Supreme Court back into the framework of the government rather than viewing it as a near-sacred body issuing final decisions that cannot be questioned, Tushnet provides a radically fresh view of the judiciary and a new approach to reading the overlooked writings of major contentious figures from throughout American history
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DLC
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KF8742
LC item number
.I35 2008
Nature of contents
  • encyclopedias
  • surveys of literature
  • legal articles
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1945-
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Tushnet, Mark V.
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Judicial opinions
  • Judicial review
  • Constitutional law
  • Constitutional law
  • Judicial opinions
  • Judicial review
  • United States
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I dissent : great opposing opinions in landmark Supreme Court cases, edited by Mark Tushnet
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-229)
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • John Marshall Harlan
  • Room for debate and for an honest difference of opinion : Lochner v. New York, 1905
  • John Marshall Harlan, Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • Men feared witches and burned women : Whitney v. California, 1927
  • Louis D. Brandeis
  • Almost anything-- marriage, birth, death-- may in some fashion affect commerce : National Labor Relations Board v. Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp., 1937
  • James McReynolds
  • Ugly abyss of racism : Korematsu v. United States, 1944
  • Frank Murphy, Robert H. Jackson
  • Refrain from invidious discriminations : Goesaert v. Cleary, 1948
  • Legislature is entitled to all the deference that is due the judiciary : Marbury v. Madison, 1803
  • Wiley Rutledge
  • Our decision does not end but begins the struggle over segregation : Brown v. Board of Education, 1954
  • Robert H. Jackson
  • To attribute, however flatteringly, omnicompetence to judges : Baker v. Carr, 1962
  • Felix Frankfurter, John Marshall Harlan
  • Sterile metaphor which by its very nature may distort rather than illumine the problems : Abington School District v. Schempp, 1963
  • Potter Stewart
  • I get nowhere in this case by talk about a constitutional 'right of privacy' : Griswold v. Connecticut, 1965
  • Hugo L. Black, Potter Stewart
  • That is what this suit is about. Power : Morrison v. Olson, 1988
  • John Bannister Gibson
  • Do not believe it : Lawrence v. Texas, 2003
  • Antonin Scalia
  • Experience should teach us wisdom : McCulloch v. Maryland, 1819
  • Andrew Jackson
  • Among those for whom and whose posterity the Constitution was ordained and established : Dred Scott v. Sanford, 1857
  • Benjamin R. Curtis
  • To enable the black race to take the rank of mere citizens : the Civil Rights Cases, 1883
  • There is no caste here : Plessy v. Ferguson, 1896
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxvi, 229 pages
Isbn
9780807000366
Lccn
2007031511
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)162126945
Label
I dissent : great opposing opinions in landmark Supreme Court cases, edited by Mark Tushnet
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-229)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • John Marshall Harlan
  • Room for debate and for an honest difference of opinion : Lochner v. New York, 1905
  • John Marshall Harlan, Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • Men feared witches and burned women : Whitney v. California, 1927
  • Louis D. Brandeis
  • Almost anything-- marriage, birth, death-- may in some fashion affect commerce : National Labor Relations Board v. Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp., 1937
  • James McReynolds
  • Ugly abyss of racism : Korematsu v. United States, 1944
  • Frank Murphy, Robert H. Jackson
  • Refrain from invidious discriminations : Goesaert v. Cleary, 1948
  • Legislature is entitled to all the deference that is due the judiciary : Marbury v. Madison, 1803
  • Wiley Rutledge
  • Our decision does not end but begins the struggle over segregation : Brown v. Board of Education, 1954
  • Robert H. Jackson
  • To attribute, however flatteringly, omnicompetence to judges : Baker v. Carr, 1962
  • Felix Frankfurter, John Marshall Harlan
  • Sterile metaphor which by its very nature may distort rather than illumine the problems : Abington School District v. Schempp, 1963
  • Potter Stewart
  • I get nowhere in this case by talk about a constitutional 'right of privacy' : Griswold v. Connecticut, 1965
  • Hugo L. Black, Potter Stewart
  • That is what this suit is about. Power : Morrison v. Olson, 1988
  • John Bannister Gibson
  • Do not believe it : Lawrence v. Texas, 2003
  • Antonin Scalia
  • Experience should teach us wisdom : McCulloch v. Maryland, 1819
  • Andrew Jackson
  • Among those for whom and whose posterity the Constitution was ordained and established : Dred Scott v. Sanford, 1857
  • Benjamin R. Curtis
  • To enable the black race to take the rank of mere citizens : the Civil Rights Cases, 1883
  • There is no caste here : Plessy v. Ferguson, 1896
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxvi, 229 pages
Isbn
9780807000366
Lccn
2007031511
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)162126945

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