Fortas: The Rise and Ruin of a Supreme Court Justice

Fortas The Rise and Ruin of a Supreme Court Justice In liberals rejoiced when Abe Fortas was appointed to the Supreme Court by his friend Lyndon Baines Johnson Three years later liberals rejoiced again when he was nominated as Chief Justice But

  • Title: Fortas: The Rise and Ruin of a Supreme Court Justice
  • Author: Bruce Allen Murphy
  • ISBN: 9780688053574
  • Page: 181
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In 1965, liberals rejoiced when Abe Fortas was appointed to the Supreme Court by his friend Lyndon Baines Johnson Three years later, liberals rejoiced again when he was nominated as Chief Justice But within days, he was forced to resign The answers to the mystery surrounding his downfall will startle readers 8 pages of photos.

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    • edited 11/24/2013 to correct an error.Every president, during the last year or so of his term of office, tries to leave his mark on the Supreme Court if opportunity presents. Bush II was certainly provided with ample opportunity and in Alito and Roberts, he picked someone of strong ideological bent. The confirmation battle becomes in such circumstances becomes prolonged and vicious. The aspirant fails in his nomination bid and retires bitterly to the lecture circuit. Such is the story of both Bo [...]


    • Not a flattering portrayal of the Supreme Court Justice. Although he was a brilliant New Dealer, his ethical blind spots and inability to leave his role as an attorney "fixer" when on the Supreme Court doomed him. His stature was also no doubt hurt (at least in academia) by his support of the Vietnam war.For people fascinated by Sen. Strom Thurmond, this book includes a hilarious chapter on the late Senator's campaign against "smut" that included movie screenings.


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