Selected by Choice as an outstanding academic title for 2000; Won the 2000 Erwin N. Griswold Prize on Supreme Court History given by the Supreme Court Historical Society; Won Honorable Mention for the 2001 Silver Gavel Awards for Media and Arts in the Media and the Arts in the non-fiction book category; Winner of the 2004 Coif Triennial Book Award. During the twentieth century, and particularly between the 1930s and 1950s, ideas about the nature of constitutional government, the legitimacy of judicial lawmaking, and the proper role of the federal courts evolved and shifted. This book focuses on Supreme Court justice Louis D. Brandeis and his opinion in the 1938 landmark case Erie Railroad Co. v. Tompkins, which resulted in a significant relocation of power from federal to state courts. Distinguished legal historian Edward A. Purcell, Jr., shows how the Erie case provides a window on the legal, political, and ideological battles over the federal courts in the New Deal era. Purcell also offers an in-depth study of Brandeis’s constitutional jurisprudence and evolving legal views.
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Subtítulo: ERIE, THE JUDICIAL POWER, AND THE POLITICS OF THE