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Whittaker : Struggles of a Supreme Court Justice (Hardcover)

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A Kansas farm boy, who talked his way into law school despite his lack of a high school diploma, Charles E. Whittaker was admitted to the bar before graduation and became the stereotype of a demanding, workaholic attorney. In a thirty-year practice representing Midwest corporations, he became universally admired among Missouri lawyers, and the American Bar Association called him one of the best selections ever made for the Supreme Court. Yet the very characteristics that made Whittaker one of the most acclaimed choices ensured that his service would be catastrophic both for the Court and for him. By the time he left that bench, legal scholars considered his performance on the Court as one of the saddest. Whittaker was apolitical, yet won judicial appointments requiring strong support from politicians of national strength. He was a hard-line law and order judge who was horrified by the death penalty. During the turbulent 1960s, he called for rational discussion of public issues, yet gave inflammatory speeches linking the civil rights movement to Communism. He was the epitome of his eras Main Street conservatism. Most biographies of justices deal with those who had great influence on law and society. From an institutional standpoint, however, this study of a justice who failed sharpens our understanding of how the U.S. Supreme Court differs from other judicial bodies and fills a surprising gap in the Courts history. *Author: Miller, Richard Lawrence *Series Title: Contributions in Economics and Economic History, *Series Number: 102 *Binding Type: Hardcover *Number of Pages: 200 *Publication Date: 2001/11/30 *Language: English *Dimensions: 9.52 x 6.38 x 0.76 inches


Publisher Greenwood Pub Group
Mfg Part# 9780313312502
SKU 202592450
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0313312508
Release Date 2/14/2011
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