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Before the Civil Rights Revolution: The Old Court and Individual Rights John Braeman

Before the Civil Rights Revolution: The Old Court and Individual Rights

John Braeman

Published May 13th 1988
ISBN : 9780313262050
Hardcover
225 pages
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There is a broad consensus that 1937 marked a turning point in the history of the Supreme Court. This is the first comprehensive treatment of the Courts decision-making in the civil liberties/civil rights sphere in the years preceding thatMoreThere is a broad consensus that 1937 marked a turning point in the history of the Supreme Court. This is the first comprehensive treatment of the Courts decision-making in the civil liberties/civil rights sphere in the years preceding that watershed. Professor Braeman refutes the widely held assumption that the post-1937 justices were writing upon a largely blank slate in dealing with civil liberties/civil rights issues, arguing instead that much of what the Modern Court has done, when viewed in a long-term perspective, appears as incremental expansions of precedents laid down by the Old Court.