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The Politicization Of Clarence Thomas, Jagan Nicholas Ranjan May 2003

The Politicization Of Clarence Thomas, Jagan Nicholas Ranjan

Michigan Law Review

Perception often shapes memory. In particular, the way one perceives a noteworthy public figure often shapes that figure's historical legacy. For example, history largely remembers John Coltrane as one of the greatest jazz saxophone players of our time. His improvisational skill, innovative style, and mastery over his instrument all serve to classify him in the public memory as the ultimate jazz performer. Yet, as the example of Coltrane might demonstrate, perception is unjustly deficient. Coltrane was not merely a great saxophone player; he was first and foremost a religious figure whose spirituality drove his creativity and manifested itself in ...


Justices At Home: Three Supreme Court Memoirs, Laura Krugman Ray May 2003

Justices At Home: Three Supreme Court Memoirs, Laura Krugman Ray

Michigan Law Review

The Supreme Court, once an austere and remote institution, is increasingly the focus of popular attention. The Justices are profiled in the New York Times Magazine and the New Yorker, photographed with family members for mass-market books, and - on the evening the Court decided Bush v. Gore - televised leaving the courthouse parking garage. In the spring 2002 television season, two hour-long programs were set in the Supreme Court; both were briskly cancelled, but during their brief runs they featured Justices as heroic figures played by prominent actors. When a former law clerk recently published his account of internecine warfare on ...


If History Mattered: John Marshall And Reframing The Constitution, Aviam Soifer May 2003

If History Mattered: John Marshall And Reframing The Constitution, Aviam Soifer

Michigan Law Review

What more can there be to learn about John Marshall? We have been blessed recently with a flood of fine books about Marshall and the Supreme Court over which he presided from 1801 until 1835. We also now have readily available an impressive collection of documents concerning the Court before Marshall, as well as a fine series collecting, introducing, and annotating Marshall's papers. With recent bicentennial celebrations marking the beginning of Marshall's career as Chief Justice and the anniversary of Marbury v. Madison, an outpouring of law review articles and scholarly symposia have offered learned exchanges about the ...


The University Of Michigan Law School Faculty, 2003, University Of Michigan Law School Jan 2003

The University Of Michigan Law School Faculty, 2003, University Of Michigan Law School

Miscellaneous Law School Publications

Biographies of University of Michigan Law School faculty.


The University Of Michigan Law School Faculty, 2003-2004, University Of Michigan Law School Jan 2003

The University Of Michigan Law School Faculty, 2003-2004, University Of Michigan Law School

Miscellaneous Law School Publications

Biographies of University of Michigan Law School faculty.


Blessed And Awarded Are The Peacemakers? An Essay In Remembrance Of Harold Jacobson, J. David Singer Jan 2003

Blessed And Awarded Are The Peacemakers? An Essay In Remembrance Of Harold Jacobson, J. David Singer

Michigan Journal of International Law

Tribute to Harold Jacobson.


Jake And I: A Story Of A Collaboration, Eric Stein Jan 2003

Jake And I: A Story Of A Collaboration, Eric Stein

Michigan Journal of International Law

Tribute to Harold Jacobson.


Tribute To Harold Jacobson, John H. Jackson Jan 2003

Tribute To Harold Jacobson, John H. Jackson

Michigan Journal of International Law

Tribute to Harold Jacobson.


Interdisciplinary Collaboration With Jake, Edith Brown Weiss Jan 2003

Interdisciplinary Collaboration With Jake, Edith Brown Weiss

Michigan Journal of International Law

Tribute to Harold Jacobson.


Gentleman, Scholar, Visionary- A Living Tribute To Harold K. Jacobson, Detlef F. Sprinz Jan 2003

Gentleman, Scholar, Visionary- A Living Tribute To Harold K. Jacobson, Detlef F. Sprinz

Michigan Journal of International Law

Tribute to Harold Jacobson.


The Michigan Way, William Zimmerman Jan 2003

The Michigan Way, William Zimmerman

Michigan Journal of International Law

Tribute to Harold Jacobson.


Obligations Impaired: Justice Jonathan Jasper Wright And The Failure Of Reconstruction In South Carolina, Caleb A. Jaffe Jan 2003

Obligations Impaired: Justice Jonathan Jasper Wright And The Failure Of Reconstruction In South Carolina, Caleb A. Jaffe

Michigan Journal of Race and Law

Part I of this article, on the historiography of South Carolina Reconstruction, explains the difficulty scholars have had in uncovering the documentary history of Reconstruction, and outlines the development of historical interpretations of Reconstruction from the Nineteenth century Redeemer-era accounts to the revisionists of the 1970's. Part II provides brief biographies of both Justice Wright and William James Whipper. Parts III and IV track the different approaches of Whipper and Wright on two vital issues of their day: (1) whether to repudiate all private debts relating to slavery; and (2) how to construct a homestead law to protect cash-poor ...


David E. Feller: The Happy Warrior, Theodore J. St. Antoine Jan 2003

David E. Feller: The Happy Warrior, Theodore J. St. Antoine

Articles

Dave Feller and I first became acquainted when we were both union lawyers in Washington, D.C. Dave was the ultimate happy warrior. He went joyous into combat, and years later he could recount, joyously, objectively, and without rancor toward old foes, the exact details of the many triumphs and the few defeats. A favorite story came from his Supreme Court clerkship. Dave was already seven years out of Harvard Law School, with experience in university teaching, Army intelligence, and the Justice Department, and he didn't hesitate to tell Chief Justice Vinson he should vote for certiorari in a ...