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The American Judicial Tradition: Profiles of Leading American Judges (Paperback)
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The American Judicial Tradition: Profiles of Leading American Judges (Paperback)

Paperback 624 Pages / Published: 18/01/2007
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In this revised third edition of a classic in American jurisprudence, G. Edward White updates his series of portraits of the most famous appellate judges in American history from John Marshall to Oliver W. Holmes to Warren E. Burger, with a new chapter on the Rehnquist Court. White traces the development of the American judicial tradition through biographical sketches of the careers and contributions of these renowned judges. In this updated edition, he argues that the Rehnquist Court's approach to constitutional interpretation may have ushered in a new stage in the American judicial tradition. The update also includes a new preface and revised bibliographic note.

Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
ISBN: 9780195139631
Number of pages: 624
Weight: 861 g
Dimensions: 235 x 157 x 33 mm
Edition: 3rd Revised edition

Acclaim for previous editions "[A]n outstanding book.[A] keenly intelligent and insightful explanation of how American appellate judges have justified the special power they have in this nation. * Journal of American History *
Acclaim for previous editions "White has written a thoughtful and often provocative work. The portraits are lucid, salient and well focused, and they readily suggest the variety of ways in which judges have exercised the personal discretion permitted by institutions of law. * The American Historical Review *
Acclaim for previous editions "...stimulating and highly readable.... The American Judicial Tradition...provides an excellent introduction to some of the most influential American judges and cases [and] like all good books, provokes as many questions as it resolves. * Administrative Law Review *
Acclaim for previous editions "[P]rovide[s] a trenchant insight into the professional background, commitments, and jurisprudence of those jurists as well as a genuine understanding of the historical periods in which they functioned. We are all in Professor White's debt for a major achievement. * Virginia Law Review *

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