Brandeis and the Progressive Constitution: Erie, the Judicial Power, and the Politics of the…

Hardcover | February 22, 2000

byEdward A. Purcell

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This book examines both the constitutional jurisprudence of Supreme Court justice Louis D. Brandeis and one of his most famous and controversial opinions, Erie Railroad Co. v. Tompkins (1938). This landmark decision led to a significant relocation of power from federal to state courts, and, says the author, it provides a window on the legal, political, and ideological battles over the federal courts in the New Deal era and after.

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The nature of constitutional government in the United States was profoundly effected by Supreme Court justice Louis Brandeis` verdict in the 1938 Erie Railroad Co. vs. Tomkins case, which resulted in a significant relocation of power from federal to state courts. Subsequently, the time between the decision and the late 1950s was one of...

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This book examines both the constitutional jurisprudence of Supreme Court justice Louis D. Brandeis and one of his most famous and controversial opinions, Erie Railroad Co. v. Tompkins (1938). This landmark decision led to a significant relocation of power from federal to state courts, and, says the author, it provides a window on the ...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:432 pages, 9.25 × 6.25 × 0.98 inPublished:February 22, 2000Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

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The nature of constitutional government in the United States was profoundly effected by Supreme Court justice Louis Brandeis` verdict in the 1938 Erie Railroad Co. vs. Tomkins case, which resulted in a significant relocation of power from federal to state courts. Subsequently, the time between the decision and the late 1950s was one of substantial political, legal and ideological transformation. Brandeis and the Progressive Constitution is a fascinating study of the precedent set by the judge. It examines both the social origins and ramifications.