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The Supreme Court and McCarthy-era repression : one hundred decisions, Robert M. Lichtman, (overdrive ebook)

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The Supreme Court and McCarthy-era repression : one hundred decisions
Title
The Supreme Court and McCarthy-era repression
Title remainder
one hundred decisions
Statement of responsibility
Robert M. Lichtman
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Language
eng
Summary
In this volume, attorney Robert M. Lichtman provides a comprehensive history of the U.S. Supreme Court's decisions in "Communist" cases during the McCarthy era. Lichtman shows the Court's vulnerability to public criticism and attacks by the elected branches during periods of political repression. The book describes every Communist-related decision of the era (none is omitted), placing them in the context of political events and revealing the range and intrusiveness of McCarthy-era repression._x000B__x000B_In Fred Vinson's term as chief justice (1946-53), the Court largely rubber-stamped government action against accused Communists and "subversives." After Earl Warren replaced Vinson as chief justice in 1953, however, the Court began to rule against the government in "Communist" cases, choosing the narrowest of grounds but nonetheless outraging public opinion and provoking fierce attacks from the press and Congress. Legislation to curb the Court flooded Congress and seemed certain to be enacted. The Court's situation was aggravated by its 1954 school-desegregation decision, Brown v. Board of Education, which led to an anti-Court alliance between southern Democrats and anti-Communists in both parties. Although Lyndon Johnson's remarkable talents as Senate majority leader saved the Court from highly punitive legislation, the attacks caused the Court to retreat, with Felix Frankfurter leading a five-justice majority that decided major constitutional issues for the government and effectively nullified earlier decisions. Only after August 1962, when Frankfurter retired and was replaced by Arthur Goldberg, did the Court again begin to vindicate individual rights in "Communist" cases--its McCarthy era was over._x000B__x000B_Demonstrating keen insight into the Supreme Court's inner workings and making extensive use of the justices' papers, Lichtman examines the dynamics of the Court's changes in direction and the relationships and rivalries among its justices, including such towering figures as Hugo Black, Felix Frankfurter, Earl Warren, William O. Douglas, and William J. Brennan, Jr. The Supreme Court and McCarthy-Era Repression: One Hundred Decisions tells the entire story of the Supreme Court during this unfortunate period of twentieth-century American history._x000B_
Cataloging source
CDX
Dewey number
342.7308/5026409045
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • legal cases and notes
Label
The Supreme Court and McCarthy-era repression : one hundred decisions, Robert M. Lichtman, (overdrive ebook)
Link
http://ohdbks.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=D47A5FDF-589E-4434-9DAA-808FAB606202
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Defining the McCarthy era -- The justices of the Vinson court, Douds, and the start of the court's McCarthy era (October term 1949) -- Dennis, the Attorney General's list, loyalty programs, contempts, and more (October term 1950) -- Deportations, fallout from Dennis, and the Rosenberg case (October terms 1951 and 1952, special term 1953) -- The coming of the Warren court, the Emspak trilogy, and Brown's consequences (October terms 1953 and 1954) -- Nelson, Cole v. Young, and the beginning of the campaign against the court (October term 1955) -- The "Red Monday" decisions, Jencks, and a crescendo of anti-court attacks (October term 1956) -- Beilan, Lerner, and the court's shift, passport cases, and Congress's court-curbing climax (October term 1957) -- Barenblatt, Uphaus, the court in retreat (October terms 1958 and 1959) -- Scales and CPUSA, Wilkinson and Braden, Konigsberg II and Anastaplo : a full-scale retreat (October term 1960) -- Frankfurter's departure, a near-decision in Gibson, and the era's end (October term 1961)
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ocm812786465
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252094125
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786613952530
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
d47a5fdf-589e-4434-9daa-808fab606202
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)812786465
Label
The Supreme Court and McCarthy-era repression : one hundred decisions, Robert M. Lichtman, (overdrive ebook)
Link
http://ohdbks.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=D47A5FDF-589E-4434-9DAA-808FAB606202
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Defining the McCarthy era -- The justices of the Vinson court, Douds, and the start of the court's McCarthy era (October term 1949) -- Dennis, the Attorney General's list, loyalty programs, contempts, and more (October term 1950) -- Deportations, fallout from Dennis, and the Rosenberg case (October terms 1951 and 1952, special term 1953) -- The coming of the Warren court, the Emspak trilogy, and Brown's consequences (October terms 1953 and 1954) -- Nelson, Cole v. Young, and the beginning of the campaign against the court (October term 1955) -- The "Red Monday" decisions, Jencks, and a crescendo of anti-court attacks (October term 1956) -- Beilan, Lerner, and the court's shift, passport cases, and Congress's court-curbing climax (October term 1957) -- Barenblatt, Uphaus, the court in retreat (October terms 1958 and 1959) -- Scales and CPUSA, Wilkinson and Braden, Konigsberg II and Anastaplo : a full-scale retreat (October term 1960) -- Frankfurter's departure, a near-decision in Gibson, and the era's end (October term 1961)
Control code
ocm812786465
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252094125
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786613952530
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
d47a5fdf-589e-4434-9daa-808fab606202
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)812786465

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