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Some Kind Of Judge: Henry Friendly And The Law Of Federal Courts, Aaron P. Brecher Apr 2014

Some Kind Of Judge: Henry Friendly And The Law Of Federal Courts, Aaron P. Brecher

Michigan Law Review

Uberfans of the federal judiciary owe a lot to David Dorsen. His illuminating biography of Judge Henry Friendly is a fitting tribute to the contributions of a jurist that many consider to be among the finest judges never to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court. Judicial biography is a difficult genre to do well, and most authors choose to focus on Supreme Court justices. But Henry Friendly, Greatest Judge of His Era is an excellent source of information on Friendly’s life and, far more important, his views on the law and his relationships with some of the most ...


Justice Brennan: Legacy Of A Champion, Dawn Johnsen Apr 2013

Justice Brennan: Legacy Of A Champion, Dawn Johnsen

Michigan Law Review

During the 1980s, when the Court's approval rating was relatively high, commentators from both ends of the ideological spectrum remarked on the importance of Justices' values and views, and bemoaned the public's utter lack of attention to the Court and judicial appointments. President Ronald Reagan's Department of Justice prefaced an extensive analysis of the momentous issues at stake for the Court and the Constitution with a call for attention to the "critical" yet "often overlooked" "values and philosophies" of federal judges. Professor Laurence Tribe similarly introduced a historical analysis of the Court's vital role by describing ...


Yale Kamisar: Warrior Scholar, Francis A. Allen Jan 2004

Yale Kamisar: Warrior Scholar, Francis A. Allen

Michigan Law Review

My association with Yale Kamisar dates back to the 1950s. At that time I became aware of the interesting publications of a young faculty member at the University of Minnesota. The articles were well done, most of them dealing with the Supreme Court's notable expansion of constitutional doctrine relating to criminal procedure, then at full tide, a field in which I also was writing. In addition, Yale had published a remarkable article on the subject of euthanasia, impressive for the thoroughness of its research and the clarity and force of its argument. Fortunately, I decided to write to Yale ...


Inspiring Generations, Nancy J. King Jan 2004

Inspiring Generations, Nancy J. King

Michigan Law Review

It is difficult to imagine Michigan Law School without Yale Kamisar. He seems as much a part of the place as the Reading Room, the heavy oak doors, and the sounds of the marching band practicing, the steam heaters knocking, and the footsteps on the stone floors. That Michigan students will no longer experience his inspiration and guidance in person is sad, but inevitable. Fortunately, law students everywhere, and the law that they have learned to love, will never escape his influence. The editors of this issue have encouraged us to relate our own experiences with Yale. Mine started long ...


Yale, Marc Spindelman Jan 2004

Yale, Marc Spindelman

Michigan Law Review

Yale does have, as Nancy King has said, a story for every occasion. Many of my favorites - and I definitely have my share - reflect Yale's gaudium certaminis: his "joy of battle" in Gerald Gunther's helpful translation. Some of Yale's battles I have only heard or read about. A few of the more memorable ones from over the years include Yale's confrontations with Glanville Williams, Fred Inbau, Joe Grano, John Kaplan, James Vorenberg, Robert Bork, Malcolm Wilkey, Edward Barrett, and Yale's former teacher Herbert Wechsler. And let's not forget the numerous law-enforcement officials Yale caught ...


Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes: Law And The Inner Self, Michael A. Carrier May 1995

Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes: Law And The Inner Self, Michael A. Carrier

Michigan Law Review

A Review of Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes: Law and the Inner Self by G. Edward White


Justice Lewis F. Powell And The Jurisprudence Of Centrism, Mark Tushnet May 1995

Justice Lewis F. Powell And The Jurisprudence Of Centrism, Mark Tushnet

Michigan Law Review

A Review of Justice Lewis F. Powell, Jr by John C. Jeffries, Jr.


Hugo Black Among Friends, Dennis J. Hutchinson May 1995

Hugo Black Among Friends, Dennis J. Hutchinson

Michigan Law Review

A Review of Hugo Black: A Biography by Roger K. Newman


A Biography Of The Second Justice Harlan, Louis R. Cohen May 1993

A Biography Of The Second Justice Harlan, Louis R. Cohen

Michigan Law Review

A Review of John Marshall: Great Dissenter of the Warren Court by Tinsley E. Yarbrough


Abe Fortas: A Biography, Michael F. Colosi May 1991

Abe Fortas: A Biography, Michael F. Colosi

Michigan Law Review

A Review of Abe Fortas: A Biography by Laura Kalman


The Parable As Legal Scholarship, G. Edward White May 1989

The Parable As Legal Scholarship, G. Edward White

Michigan Law Review

A Review of Two Jewish Justices: Outcasts in the Promised Land by Robert Burt


Statesman Of The Old Republic, Craig Joyce Apr 1986

Statesman Of The Old Republic, Craig Joyce

Michigan Law Review

A Review of Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story: Statesman of the Old Republic by R. Kent Newmyer


Louis D. Brandeis: Justice For The People, Michigan Law Review Feb 1985

Louis D. Brandeis: Justice For The People, Michigan Law Review

Michigan Law Review

A Review of Louis D. Brandeis: Justice for the People by Philippa Strum


Brandeis, Michigan Law Review Feb 1984

Brandeis, Michigan Law Review

Michigan Law Review

A Review of Brandeis by Lewis J. Paper


Hail To The Chief: Earl Warren And The Supreme Court, Dennis J. Hutchinson Mar 1983

Hail To The Chief: Earl Warren And The Supreme Court, Dennis J. Hutchinson

Michigan Law Review

A Review of Earl Warren: A Public Life by G. Edward White, and Super Chief: Earl Warren and His Supreme Court--A Judicial Biography by Bernard Schwartz


Of Standards For Extra-Judicial Behavior, Russell R. Wheeler Mar 1983

Of Standards For Extra-Judicial Behavior, Russell R. Wheeler

Michigan Law Review

A Review of The Brandeis/Frankfurter Connection: The Secret Political Activities of Two Supreme Court Justices by Bruce Allen Murphy


Louis D. Brandeis And The Progressive Tradition, Michigan Law Review Mar 1983

Louis D. Brandeis And The Progressive Tradition, Michigan Law Review

Michigan Law Review

A Review of Louis D. Brandeis and the Progressive Tradition by Melvin I. Urofsky


Psycho-Enigmatizing Felix Frankfurter, Eugene Gressman Mar 1982

Psycho-Enigmatizing Felix Frankfurter, Eugene Gressman

Michigan Law Review

A Review of The Enigma of Felix Frankfurter by H.N. Hirsch


The Court Years, 1939-1975: The Autobiography Of William O. Douglas, Michigan Law Review Mar 1982

The Court Years, 1939-1975: The Autobiography Of William O. Douglas, Michigan Law Review

Michigan Law Review

A Review of The Court Years, 1939-1975: The Autobiography of William O. Douglas by William O. Douglas


A Psychohistorical View Of Mr. Justice Frankfurter, Andrew S. Watson Mar 1982

A Psychohistorical View Of Mr. Justice Frankfurter, Andrew S. Watson

Michigan Law Review

A Review of The Enigma of Felix Frankfurter by H.N. Hirsch


Mr. Justice Powell And The Emerging Nixon Majority, A.E. Dick Howard Jan 1972

Mr. Justice Powell And The Emerging Nixon Majority, A.E. Dick Howard

Michigan Law Review

In recent years, we have come to expect the debate over Supreme Court nominations to reflect ideological passions in the Government and the country at large; the Fortas, Haynsworth, and Carswell cases remain fresh in memory. In the hearings on the nominations of Lewis F. Powell, Jr., and William H. Rehnquist to the Court, Senate Democratic liberals made clear their intention to probe not only the nominees' integrity and legal qualifications, but also their judicial philosophies. It was ironic, therefore, to watch as liberal members of the Judiciary Committee, through their questions and comments at the confirmation hearings, made Powell ...


Friedman And Israel: The Justices Of The United States Supreme Court, 1789-1969: Their Lives And Major Opinions, Philip B. Kurland Mar 1971

Friedman And Israel: The Justices Of The United States Supreme Court, 1789-1969: Their Lives And Major Opinions, Philip B. Kurland

Michigan Law Review

A Review of The Justices of the United States Supreme Court, 1789-1969: Their Lives and Major Opinions edited by Leon Friedman and Fred L. Israel


Howard: Mr. Justice Murphy, A Political Biography, Eugene Gressman Apr 1969

Howard: Mr. Justice Murphy, A Political Biography, Eugene Gressman

Michigan Law Review

A Review of Mr. Justice Murphy, A Political Biography by J. Woodford Howard


Earl Warren, The "Warren Court," And The Warren Myths, Philip B. Kurland Dec 1968

Earl Warren, The "Warren Court," And The Warren Myths, Philip B. Kurland

Michigan Law Review

"It" is not enough for the knight of romance," Justice Holmes once reminded us, "that you agree that his lady is a very nice girl-if you do not admit that she is the best that God ever made or will make, you must fight." So, too, with the admirers of the Chief Justice and their "fair lady." For the moment, Earl Warren is enjoying the lavish praise that is not uncommonly ladled out when a man voluntarily decides to end a long and important government career. The contents of this issue of the Michigan Law Review may be taken as ...