Jewish justices of the Supreme Court : from Brandeis to Kagan

Dalin, David G., author.

Waltham, Massachusetts : Brandeis University Press, [2017]

xiii, 350 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.

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Runner-up for the National Jewish Book Award, biography category (2017)

Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court examines the lives, legal careers, and legacies of the eight Jews who have served or who currently serve as justices of the U.S. Supreme Court: Louis D. Brandeis, Benjamin Cardozo, Felix Frankfurter, Arthur Goldberg, Abe Fortas, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen G. Breyer, and Elena Kagan.

David Dalin discusses the relationship that these Jewish justices have had with the presidents who appointed them, and given the judges' Jewish background, investigates the antisemitism some of the justices encountered in their ascent within the legal profession before their appointment, as well as the role that antisemitism played in the attendant political debates and Senate confirmation battles.

Other topics and themes include the changing role of Jews within the American legal profession and the views and judicial opinions of each of the justices on freedom of speech, freedom of religion, the death penalty, the right to privacy, gender equality, and the rights of criminal defendants, among other issues.

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ISBN:

978-1-61168-238-0 (hardback : alk. paper)

ISBN:

9781512600148 (epub, mobi & pdf)

LC Call No:

KF8744 .D35 2017

Dewey Class No:

347.73/26340923924 23

Author:

Dalin, David G., author.

Title:

Jewish justices of the Supreme Court : from Brandeis to Kagan / David G. Dalin.

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xiii, 350 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.

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Brandeis Series in American Jewish History, Culture, and Life

BibliogrphyNote:

Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-340) and index.

Subject:

United States.--Supreme Court--Biography.

Subject:

Jewish judges--United States--Biography.

Subject:

Supreme Court.

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