The History of the Supreme Court of the United States: Volume 8, Troubled Beginnings of the Modern State, 1888-1910
Troubled Beginnings of the Modern State, 1888-1910 v. 8
By (author) Owen M. Fiss
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History of the Supreme Court of the United States: Volume 8, Troubled Beginnings of the Modern State, 1888-1910 by Owen M. Fiss
Book DescriptionA highly interpretive and eminently readable study of the Supreme Court during the period in which Melvin Fuller was Chief Justice, offering a complete account of the cases the Court saw during one of the most tumultuous times in U.S. history. The legacy of the Supreme Court at the turn of the century has largely been negative: decisions such as Lochner v. New York (1905), Pollock v. Farmers' Loan & Trust Co. (1895), In re Debs (1895), and Plessy v. Ferguson have been seen by subsequent generations of lawyers and judges as embodying a judicial method and philosophy that should be avoided at all costs. This book places these decisions in their historical context. It rejects the crude instrumental interpretation of these decisions and explains them as the expression of a conception of liberty that has its roots in the founding of the nation.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521860277
(234mm x 156mm x 37mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 15-May-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Owen M. Fiss
Irony of Free Speech, Paperback (February 1998)
How free is the speech of someone who can't be heard? Not very - and this, Owen Fiss suggests is where the First Amendment comes in. He reminds us that the state can be the friend of freedom, protecting and fostering speech that might otherwise die unheard.
Liberalism Divided, Paperback (March 1996)» View all books by Owen M. Fiss
Professor Fiss examines contemporary free-speech issues in the context of the collision of liberal ideas of equality and freedom with modern social structures and speculates on what role the state might play in furthering robust public debate.
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Author Biography - Owen M. Fiss
Owen M. Fiss is Sterling Professor of Law at Yale Law School. He received his B.A. from Dartmouth College, a B.Phil. from Oxford University, and a LLB from Harvard University. Prior to teaching, he clerked for Thurgood Marshall, then a judge on the Second Circuit, and later for William J. Brennan, a justice of the Supreme Court. He taught at the University of Chicago from 1968 to 1974 and has taught at Yale Law School since 1974 to the present. Professor Fiss's most recent books include: Liberalism Divided (1996); The Irony of Free Speech (1996); A Way Out: America's Ghetto and the Legacy of Racism (2003); and The Law as it Could Be (2003).
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