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The Vinson Court: Justices, Rulings, and Legacy Michal R Belknap

The Vinson Court: Justices, Rulings, and Legacy

Michal R Belknap

Published June 29th 2004
ISBN : 9781280713729
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290 pages
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Spanning the years from 1946 until 1953, the Vinson Court covered the era of McCarthyism and the Cold War, and the outspoken justices Felix Frankfurter and Hugo Black helped shape the legacy of the Vinson court. Mix the Cold War, the Korean conflict,MoreSpanning the years from 1946 until 1953, the Vinson Court covered the era of McCarthyism and the Cold War, and the outspoken justices Felix Frankfurter and Hugo Black helped shape the legacy of the Vinson court. Mix the Cold War, the Korean conflict, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, and labor unrest with some of the hottest heads to ever serve on the Supreme Court. This fiery combination sets the tone for the seven years that Fred Vinson reigned as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.- The Vinson Court summons students and legal professionals to understand the impact and tensions of Fred Vinsons term as Chief Justice from 1946-53. Court scholar Michal R. Belknap explores McCarthyism, the Cold War, racial segregation, and capital punishment from the Supreme Courts view. These controversies shaped the most important decision on presidential powers, restrictions on political expression, and a nasty conflict over the Rosenbergs. Significant rulings are reviewed, and the 11 justices on the Vinson Court including Felix Frankfurter and Hugo Black are introduced. Clashes were common between some of the Supreme Courts strongest personalities, and these are highlighted throughout the text. The Courts legacy completes this powerful study of recent constitutional law.