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The Taft Court : making law for a divided nation, 1921-1930

Title
The Taft Court : making law for a divided nation, 1921-1930. / Robert C. Post.
ISBN
9781009336246 (ebook)
9781009336215 (hardback)
Publication
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2024.
Physical Description
1 online resource (lxii, 1608 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
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Summary
The Taft Court offers the definitive history of the Supreme Court from 1921 to 1930 when William Howard Taft was Chief Justice. Using untapped archival material, Robert C. Post engagingly recounts the ambivalent effort to create a modern American administrative state out of the institutional innovations of World War I. He shows how the Court sought to establish authoritative forms of constitutional interpretation despite the culture wars that enveloped prohibition and pervasive labor unrest. He explores in great detail how constitutional law responds to altered circumstances. The work provides comprehensive portraits of seminal figures such as Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. and Louis Dembitz Brandeis. It describes William Howard Taft's many judicial reforms and his profound alteration of the role of Chief Justice. A critical and timely contribution, The Taft Court sheds light on jurisprudential debates that are just as relevant today as they were a century ago.
Variant and related titles
Cambridge core frontlist 2023.
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Language
English
Added to Catalog
November 15, 2023
Series
Oliver Wendell Holmes Devise History of the Supreme Court of the United States.
The Oliver Wendell Holmes Devise : History of the Supreme Court of the United States ; volumes X.I and X.II
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