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The Supreme Court and McCarthy-Era Repression: One Hundred Decisions

Robert M. Lichtman
Format
Book
Published
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c2012.
Language
English
ISBN
9780252037009 (hbk. : alk. paper), 0252037006 (hbk. : alk. paper), 9780252094125 (e-book), 0252094123 (e-book)
Contents
  • Introduction : political repression and court-curbing
  • Defining the McCarthy era
  • The justices of the Vinson court, Douds, and the start of the court's McCarthy era (October 1949 term)
  • Dennis, the Attorney General's list, loyalty programs, contempts, and more (October term 1950)
  • Deportations, fallout from Dennis, and the Rosenberg case (October terms 1951 and 1952, special term 1953)
  • The coming of the Warren court, the Emspak trilogy, and Brown's consequences (October terms 1953 and 1954)
  • Nelson, Cole v. Young, and the beginning of the campaign against the court (October 1955 term)
  • "Red Monday, " Jencks, and a crescendo of anti-court attacks (October term 1956)
  • Beilan, Lerner, and the court's shift, passport cases, and Congress's court-curbing climax (October term 1957)
  • Barenblatt, Uphaus, the court in retreat (October terms 1958 and 1959)
  • Scales and CPUSA, Wilkinson and Braden, Konigsberg II and Anastaplo, a full-scale retreat (October term 1960)
  • Frankfurter's departure, a near-decision in Gibson, and the era's end ()ctober term 1961)
  • Epilogue : Vietnam-war decisions and some observations.
Description
285 p., [12] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. [177]-265) and indexes.
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