Prophets with Honor: Great Dissents and Great Dissenters in the Supreme Court

Prophets with Honor: Great Dissents and Great Dissenters in the Supreme Court

Prophets with Honor: Great Dissents and Great Dissenters in the Supreme Court

Prophets with Honor: Great Dissents and Great Dissenters in the Supreme Court

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CONTENTS

Acknowledgments ix

Apologia xi

i. THE USES OF DISSENT 3

ii. "OUR CONSTITUTION Is COLOR BLIND" 22

Plessy v.Ferguson, John Marshall Harlan Dissenting

iii. "THE RIGHT MOST VALUED BY CIVILIZED MEN" 54

Olmstead v. United States, Louis D. Brandeis Dissenting

iv. "EQUAL JUSTICE UNDER THE LAW" 80

Betts v. Brady, Hugo L. Black Dissenting

v. "FREEDOM OF MIND AND SPIRIT MUST BE PRESERVED" 108

Minersville School District v. Gobitis, Harlan Fiske Stone Dissenting

vi. "EQUAL REPRESENTATION OF CITIZENS" 131

Colegrove v. Green, Hugo L. Black Dissenting

vii. "FREE SPEECH Is THE RULE" 157

Dennis v. United States, William 0. Douglas Dissenting

viii. "IT IS A CONSTITUTION WE ARE EXPOUNDING" 184

Appendices 195

Index follows page 254

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