One Man's Stand for Freedom: Mr. Justice Black and the Bill of Rights: A Collection of His Supreme Court Opinions

One Man's Stand for Freedom: Mr. Justice Black and the Bill of Rights: A Collection of His Supreme Court Opinions

One Man's Stand for Freedom: Mr. Justice Black and the Bill of Rights: A Collection of His Supreme Court Opinions

One Man's Stand for Freedom: Mr. Justice Black and the Bill of Rights: A Collection of His Supreme Court Opinions

Excerpt

This book is about and by a man who possesses the quality of courage to a degree rarely found today in the United States of America. As this man, Hugo L. Black, is a Justice of our people's Supreme Court, it is a book for lay men and women as much as for lawyers, both men and women, wherever they are in this country. But it is also very much a book for the younger people of our day for the simple reason that the younger Americansthe greater is their individual stake in what we are now doing to our long-cherished liberties.

The materials in this book are not dry-as-dust legalisms. On the contrary, they are the very substance of everyday life for the many millions of Americans. These materials arise from the deeds and misdeeds, the foibles and failures, the strengths and weaknesses, the aspirations and achievements, the convictions and ideals of our people.

The participants are men and women and children with an infinite variety of interests and activities. They are breadwinners and housewives, teachers and students, farm hands and truck drivers, sharecroppers and stock brokers, labor leaders and business men, editors and agitators, soldiers and pacifists, scholars and zealots, booksellers and government officials, religious leaders and gamblers, missionaries and dope peddlers, policemen and criminals . . .

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