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Battle For The Marble Palace: Abe Fortas, Earl Warren, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon and the Forging of the Modern Supreme Court
 

Battle For The Marble Palace: Abe Fortas, Earl Warren, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon and the Forging of the Modern Supreme Court (EPUB ebook)

By Bobelian, Michael

1968 was a particularly tumultuous year in American history. The escalating war in Vietnam, the riots during the Democratic Convention, and the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy left a scar on the national consciousness. But one great battle that took pl...ace during this time is barely recalled. The nomination of Abe Fortas for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court launched an all-out cultural war that would determine the course of major court cases for years to come. Award-winning judicial journalist and Supreme Court reporter Michael Bobelian brings us right into the halls where this fierce battle raged, pitting Lyndon Johnson and the Democratic Party against Richard Nixon and the GOP in a fight that ended in the defamation of Fortas, the first Jew ever nominated for the highest judicial office. Written in vivid detail, the narrative unfolds in a series of dramatic vignettes, from the landmark ruling of Brown vs. Board of Education to the chaos on the floor of the Democratic Convention. Readers are given a behind the scenes look at the camaraderie among the retiring Chief Justice Earl Warren, Lyndon Johnson, and Fortas-and will witness, with them, the rise of Richard Nixon as the fate of the liberal court is decided.
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ISBN 9781943156689
Published 29 May 2019
Publisher Independent Publishers Group
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en

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ISBN-13 9781943156689
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Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Independent Publishers Group
Imprint Schaffner Press, Inc.
Released 29 May 2019
Publication Country
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Bobelian, Michael
Category History
World History
World History: From C 1900 -
American History
Politics & Government
Law
English law: government powers
Constitutional & Administrative Law
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 347.732634
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
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