The Chief Justiceship of William Howard Taft, 1921-1930 /

"Jonathan Lurie offers a comprehensive examination of the Supreme Court tenure of the only person to have held the offices of president of the United States and chief justice of the United States Supreme Court. Taft joined the Court during the Jazz Age and the era of prohibition, a period of di...

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Main Author: Lurie, Jonathan, 1939- (Author)
Format: Book
Published: Columbia, South Carolina : The University of South Carolina Press, 2019
Series:Chief justiceships of the United States Supreme Court
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Table of Contents:
  • Taft and his court in 1921 : the cast of players
  • Arrival and beginnings, 1921-1922
  • New arrivals, ongoing litigation, and new statutes
  • The judges' bill, 1922-1925
  • 1924-1925 : a final appointment amid emerging judicial trends
  • 1926 : lengthening shadows, and litigation of significance
  • 1927-1928, part I : civil rights, civil wrongs, and some apparent cracks in classical legal thought
  • 1927-1928, part II : battle lines harden, and planning for the future
  • 1928-1929, part I : the fissures deepen
  • 1928-1929, part II : the Taft court in decline