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The Supreme Court and McCarthy-era repression [electronic resource] : one hundred decisions / Robert M. Lichtman.

Author/Creator:
Lichtman, Robert M., 1933-
Publication:
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c2012.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (313 p.)
Subjects:
Civil rights -- United States -- Cases.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989.
United States. Supreme Court -- History -- 20th century.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
In this volume, attorney Robert M. Lichtman provides a comprehensive history of the US 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.
Contents:
Introduction : political repression and court-curbing
Defining the McCarthy era
The justices of the Vinson court, Douds, and the start of the court's McCarthy era (October 1949 term)
Dennis, the Attorney General's list, loyalty programs, contempts, and more (October term 1950)
Deportations, fallout from Dennis, and the Rosenberg case (October terms 1951 and 1952, special term 1953)
The coming of the Warren court, the Emspak trilogy, and Brown's consequences (October terms 1953 and 1954)
Nelson, Cole v. Young, and the beginning of the campaign against the court (October 1955 term)
"Red Monday," Jencks, and a crescendo of anti-court attacks (October term 1956)
Beilan, Lerner, and the court's shift, passport cases, and Congress's court-curbing climax (October term 1957)
Barenblatt, Uphaus, the court in retreat (October terms 1958 and 1959)
Scales and CPUSA, Wilkinson and Braden, Konigsberg II and Anastaplo, a full-scale retreat (October term 1960)
Frankfurter's departure, a near-decision in Gibson, and the era's end ()ctober term 1961)
Epilogue : Vietnam-war decisions and some observations.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
ISBN:
1-283-64003-1
0-252-09412-3
OCLC:
867784523
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