xii, 513 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
""Scorpions" tells the story of four great justices: their relationship with Roosevelt, with each other, and with the turbulent world of the Great Depression, World War II, and the Cold War. It also serves as a history of the modern Constitution itself, exploring the constitutional battles of the Roosevelt era (1940s and 1950s) and their contemporary relevance."-- Unedited summary from book.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages -497) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
In the club Anarchy Disease and the man Upstate Southern pride Out of the west Collapse Security and securities The subpoena Art and taxes Court packing Switch in time Ambition The skeleton Original intent Anschluss The sheriff The pledge Of gurus and vice presidents Destroyers and bases The sword And the war came The saboteurs Faith Internment A disaster Succession The death of fathers Justice at Nuremberg The final solution Things fall apart Originalism Crisis and rebirth The constitution abroad The Communist councilman The battle of Foley Square Clear and present danger Seizure The zone of twilight Segregation The Brown puzzle Deliberate speed The individualists Ex Machina Last act Hollow men Kaddish The pine box The wilderness : and a triumph.