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Earl Warren and the Struggle for Justice explores the remarkable life of one of the leading public figures and jurists of twentieth century America. Based on newly available source materials, it traces Warren’s progressive vision of government from its origins in the fight against urban corruption in Oakland, California during the 1930s to its culmination in the effort to professionalize public school administration, law enforcement, and the management of the electoral process under the auspices of the U.S. Constitution. Although Warren’s major social justice decisions strengthened democracy at a crucial juncture in American and world history, in times of crisis his excessive deference to national security officials sometimes jeopardized other core human rights, as shown in his approaches to the Japanese internment and the investigation into the assassination of President John Kennedy. The book offers accessible and fresh insights into the dynamics of the Supreme Court and the accomplishments of Earl Warren, the man, jurist, and political leader.
Number of Pages: 363
Genre: Freedom + Security / Law Enforcement, Political Science
Sub-Genre: Government / Legislative Branch, Legal History
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
Author: Paul Moke
Street Date: October 8, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 248-01-3468
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