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Author Feldman, Noah, 1970-

Title Scorpions : the battles and triumphs of FDR's great Supreme Court justices / Noah Feldman.

Imprint New York : Twelve, 2010.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    347.7326 FEL    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xii, 513 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [437]-497) and index.
Contents In the club -- Anarchy -- Disease and the man -- Upstate -- Southern pride -- Out of the west -- Collapse -- Security and securities -- The subpoena -- Art and taxes -- Court packing -- Switch in time -- Ambition -- The skeleton -- Original intent -- Anschluss -- The sheriff --The pledge -- Of gurus and vice presidents -- Destroyers and bases -- The sword -- And the war came -- The saboteurs -- Faith -- Internment -- A disaster -- Succession -- The death of fathers -- Justice at Nuremberg -- The final solution -- Things fall apart -- Originalism -- Crisis and rebirth -- The constitution abroad -- The Communist councilman -- The battle of Foley Square -- Clear and present danger -- Seizure -- The zone of twilight -- Segregation -- The Brown puzzle -- Deliberate speed -- The individualists -- Ex Machina -- Last act -- Hollow men -- Kaddish -- The pine box -- The wilderness : and a triumph.
Summary "Scorpions" tells the story of four great justices: their relationship with Roosevelt, with each other, and with the turbulent world of the Great Depression, World War II, and the Cold War. It also serves as a history of the modern Constitution itself, exploring the constitutional battles of the Roosevelt era (1940s and 1950s) and their contemporary relevance.
Subject Frankfurter, Felix, 1882-1965.
Black, Hugo LaFayette, 1886-1971.
Jackson, Robert, 1911-1977.
Douglas, William O. (William Orville), 1898-1980.
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945.
Judges -- United States -- Biography.
ISBN 9780446580571

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