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The Resource Pillars of justice : lawyers and the liberal tradition, Owen Fiss

Pillars of justice : lawyers and the liberal tradition, Owen Fiss

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Pillars of justice : lawyers and the liberal tradition
Title
Pillars of justice
Title remainder
lawyers and the liberal tradition
Statement of responsibility
Owen Fiss
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Pillars of Justice explores the purpose and possibilities of life in the law through moving accounts of thirteen lawyers who shaped the legal world during the past half century. Some, such as Thurgood Marshall, were Supreme Court Justices. Others, like John Doar and Burke Marshall, set the civil rights policies of the federal government during the 1960s. Some, including Harry Kalven and Catharine MacKinnon, have taught at the greatest law schools of the nation and nourished the liberalism rooted in the civil rights era. Jurists from abroad--Aharon Barak, for example--were responsible for the rise of the human rights movement that today carries the burden of advancing liberal values. These lawyers came from diverse backgrounds and held various political views. What unites them is a deep, abiding commitment to Brown v. Board of Education as an exceptional moment in the life of the law--a willingness to move mountains, if need be, to ensure that we are living up to our best selves. In tracing how these lawyers over a period of fifty years used the Brown ruling and its spirit as a beacon to guide their endeavors, this history tells the epic story of the liberal tradition in the law. For Owen Fiss, one of the country's leading constitutional theorists, the people described were mentors, colleagues, and friends. In his portraits, Fiss tries to identify the unique qualities of mind and character that made these individuals so important to the institutions and legal principles they served--
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Provided by publisher
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Fiss, Owen M
Dewey number
340.092/273
Illustrations
portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
KF371
LC item number
.F57 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Judges
  • Lawyers
  • Law teachers
  • Civil rights
  • Liberalism
  • Segregation in education
  • Civil rights
  • Judges
  • Law teachers
  • Lawyers
  • Liberalism
  • Segregation in education
  • United States
Label
Pillars of justice : lawyers and the liberal tradition, Owen Fiss
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-201) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Thurgood Marshall : the law's promise -- William Brennan : a life lived twice -- John Doar : to stand for what is right -- Burke Marshall : a reluctant hero -- Harry Kalven : a tenth justice -- Eugene Rostow : the law according to Yale -- Arthur Leff : making coffee and other duties of citizenship -- Catharine MacKinnon : feminism in the classroom -- Joseph Goldstein : the scholar as sovereign -- Carlos Nino : the death of a public intellectual -- Robert Cover : cases and materials -- Morton Horwitz : timeless truths -- Aharon Barak : law is everywhere -- Coda : toiling in Eden
Control code
ocn959649915
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 209 pages
Isbn
9780674971868
Isbn Type
(hard cover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016040437
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)959649915
Label
Pillars of justice : lawyers and the liberal tradition, Owen Fiss
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-201) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Thurgood Marshall : the law's promise -- William Brennan : a life lived twice -- John Doar : to stand for what is right -- Burke Marshall : a reluctant hero -- Harry Kalven : a tenth justice -- Eugene Rostow : the law according to Yale -- Arthur Leff : making coffee and other duties of citizenship -- Catharine MacKinnon : feminism in the classroom -- Joseph Goldstein : the scholar as sovereign -- Carlos Nino : the death of a public intellectual -- Robert Cover : cases and materials -- Morton Horwitz : timeless truths -- Aharon Barak : law is everywhere -- Coda : toiling in Eden
Control code
ocn959649915
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 209 pages
Isbn
9780674971868
Isbn Type
(hard cover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016040437
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)959649915

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