THE STRUGGLE FOR JUDICIAL SUPREMACY by Robert H. Jackson

THE STRUGGLE FOR JUDICIAL SUPREMACY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

One does not have to be a lawyer to read and enjoy this clear cut picture of the part the Supreme Court has played in American Democracy. Jackson, now Attorney General, has had an opportunity to watch the functioning of the Supreme Court, to see it change from a conservative to a liberal court, to observe in recent years, a repetition of what has gone on, repeatedly, over 150 years. He traces the rise and fall of the influence of the Court, of its changes in make-up, in numbers, of its reversal of itself, of the dangers of judicial supremacy, when it closes its eyes to ""peaceful and democratic conciliation of our social and economic conflicts"". Partisan -- yes, probably -- but vigorous and convincing in its analysis. Good reading

Pub Date: Jan. 1st, 1941
Publisher: Knopf