Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2004.
x, 298 pages ; 24 cm
Formatted Contents Note
The day they drove old Dixie down The incongruities of reform : rights-centered liberalism and legal realism in the early New Deal years FDR's constitutional vision and the defeat of the court-packing plan : the modern presidency and the enemies of institutional reform Approving legislation for the people, preserving liberties almost rewriting laws : the politics of creating the Roosevelt court A constitutional purge : Southern democracy, lynch law, and the Roosevelt Justice Department The commitment continues : Truman, Eisenhower, and the civil rights decisions The road the court trod.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-285) and index.