The Supreme Court of the United States, Its Business, Purposes and Performance

The Supreme Court of the United States, Its Business, Purposes and Performance

The Supreme Court of the United States, Its Business, Purposes and Performance

The Supreme Court of the United States, Its Business, Purposes and Performance

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The seven chapters of this volume are based on essays written at various times over the past dozen years. They endeavor to help toward an understanding of the Supreme Court by viewing it from several angles of vision: its business and its functions in American life; its canons and its performance in the central fields of civil liberties and the maintenance of the federal system; the qualities of mind that characterize a liberal judge on the Court; the role of counsel before it; and the criticisms recently leveled against it. While the chapters were composed independently, it is hoped that they are given a measure of unity by a pervading philosophic outlook.

Chapters II (Concord and Discord), V (Portrait of a Liberal Judge: Mr. Justice Brandeis), and VI (Judge and Company) are largely taken from the three chapters of the author's book On Understanding

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