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The Resource Justice Robert H. Jackson's unpublished opinion in Brown v. Board, David M. O'Brien

Justice Robert H. Jackson's unpublished opinion in Brown v. Board, David M. O'Brien

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Justice Robert H. Jackson's unpublished opinion in Brown v. Board
Title
Justice Robert H. Jackson's unpublished opinion in Brown v. Board
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David M. O'Brien
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Justice Robert H. Jackson's unpublished opinion in Brown v. Board
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conflict, compromise, and constitutional interpretation
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eng
Summary
"Brown v. Board of Education is widely recognized as one of the US Supreme Court's most important decisions in the twentieth century. Robert H. Jackson, an associate justice on the case, is generally considered one of the Court's most gifted writers. Though much has been written about Brown, citing the writing and remarks of the justices who participated in the 1954 decision, comparatively little has been said about Jackson or his unpublished opinion, which is sometimes even mistakenly taken as a dissenting opinion. This book visits Brown v. Board of Education from Jackson's perspective and, in doing so, offers a reinterpretation of the justice's thinking, and of the Supreme Court's decision making, in a ruling that continues to reverberate through the nation's politics and public life. Weaving together judicial biography, legal history, and judicial politics, [this book] provides a nuanced look at constitutional interpretation, and the intersection of law and politics, from inside the mind of a justice, within the context of a Court deciding a seminal case. Through an analysis of six drafts of Jackson's unpublished concurring opinion, David M. O'Brien explores the justice's evolving thoughts on relevant issues at critical moments in the case. His retelling of Brown presents a new view of longstanding arguments confronted by Jackson and the other justices over "original intent" versus a "living Constitution," the role of the Court, and social change and justice in American political life. The book includes the final draft of Jackson's unpublished opinion, as well as the Warren Court's opinions in Brown and in Bolling v. Sharpe, for comparison, along with a timeline of developments and decision making leading to the Court's landmark ruling." -- Publisher's website
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O'Brien, David M
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illustrations
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non fiction
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  • Brown, Oliver
  • Topeka (Kan.)
  • Jackson, Robert H
  • Brown, Oliver
  • Jackson, Robert H
  • Topeka (Kan.)
  • Judicial opinions
  • Segregation in education
  • Discrimination in education
  • African Americans
  • Constitutional law
  • Justice, Administration of
  • African Americans
  • Constitutional law
  • Discrimination in education
  • Judicial opinions
  • Justice, Administration of
  • Segregation in education
  • United States
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Justice Robert H. Jackson's unpublished opinion in Brown v. Board, David M. O'Brien
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-207) and indexes
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 220 pages
Isbn
9780700625185
Lccn
2017026726
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
n
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GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)989123333
Label
Justice Robert H. Jackson's unpublished opinion in Brown v. Board, David M. O'Brien
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-207) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 220 pages
Isbn
9780700625185
Lccn
2017026726
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)989123333

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