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In this volume, attorney Robert M. Lichtman provides a comprehensive history of the U.S. Supreme Court's decisions in "Communist" cases during the McCarthy era. Lichtman shows the Court's vulnerability to public criticism and attacks by the elected branches during periods of political repression. The book describes every Communist-related decision of the era (none is omitt ...more
Hardcover, 312 pages
Published July 31st 2012 by University of Illinois Press (first published January 1st 2012)
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From our pages (July–Aug/12): "In this comprehensive history of the US Supreme Court's decisions in 'communist' cases during the McCarthy era, lawyer Robert Lichtman places each decision in the context of political events to reveal the depth of the period's political repression. Drawing from the justices' papers, Lichtman examines the court's changes in leadership and the relationships and rivalries among Justices Felix Frankfurter, Earl Warren, and William J.
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