Learned Hand: The Man and the Judge

Hardcover | November 13, 2010

byGerald Gunther

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Billings Learned Hand was one of the most influential judges in America. In Learned Hand: The Man and the Judge, Gerald Gunther provides a complete and intimate account of the professional and personal life of Learned Hand. He conveys the substance and range of Hand's judicial andintellectual contributions with eloquence and grace. This second edition features photos of Learned Hand throughout his life and career, and includes a foreword by Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Gunther, a former law clerk for Hand, reviewed much of Hand's published work, opinions, and correspondence. He meticulously describes Hand's cases, and discusses the judge's professional and personal life as interconnected with the political and social circumstances of the times in which he lived.Born in 1872, Hand served on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He clearly crafted and delivered thousands of decisions in a wide range of cases through extensive, conscientious investigation andanalysis, while at the same time exercising wisdom and personal detachment. His opinions are still widely quoted today, and will remain as an everlasting tribute to his life and legacy.

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Billings Learned Hand was one of the most influential judges in America. In Learned Hand: The Man and the Judge, Gerald Gunther provides a complete and intimate account of the professional and personal life of Learned Hand. He conveys the substance and range of Hand's judicial andintellectual contributions with eloquence and grace. ...

Gerald Gunther (1927-2002) was a professor of constitutional law for almost 50 years, at Stanford University and Columbia University. Before writing Learned Hand: the Man and the Judge he authored Constitutional Law, during his lifetime the most widely used textbook in its field.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:728 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:November 13, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019537777X

ISBN - 13:9780195377774

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Table of Contents

Foreword to the Second EditionPrefaceAcknowledgements1. The Early Years2. Learned Hand and Frances Fincke3. From Wall Street Lawyer to Federal District Judge4. The Marriage and Its Tensions5. The Peak of Political Enthusiasm: Herbert Croly, Theodore Roosevelt, and the Progressive Years6. Promotion to the Second Circuit7. The Second Circuit Court of Appeals in the 1920sand 1930s: Hand as First Among Equals8. Achieving National Renown During the Nation'sComplacent Years, 1919-19289. The Hoover Years and Hand's Missed Chance for Promotion to the Supreme Court10. The New Deal11. The Road to War and the Break with Lippmann12. The Chief Judgeship and World War II13. The Last Chance for a Supreme Court Appointment: The 1942 Vacancy14. The Postwar Years, the Cold War, and McCarthyism15. Active Retirement from "Regular Active Service"Notes