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DISSENT AND THE SUPREME COURT

DISSENT AND THE SUPREME COURT

Its Role in the Court's History and the National Constitutional Dialogue

By Melvin L. Urofsky. The critical importance of dissent in keeping the Constitution alive and sparking a dialogue that shapes both society and government provides the theme that threads through this analysis of the great Supreme Court dissents. The author, an acclaimed historian and judicial authority, chronicles the slow but steady growth of dissent and how it has influenced subsequent decisions. Beginning with Dred Scott v. Sandford, the volume then goes on to examine cases and dissenters such as John Marshall Harlan in Lochner v. New York, Louis Brandeis and Oliver Wendell Holmes in Olmstead v. United States, Hugo Black in Betts v. Brady, and William Brennan and Thurgood Marshall in cases about capital punishment. Advanced students. Indexes. Notes. Illustrated. Vintage. 528 pages. ©2015.

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