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Author Bloom, Lackland H., Jr.,
Title Do great cases make bad law? / Lackland H. Bloom, Jr.
Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, 2014.

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Author Bloom, Lackland H., Jr.,
Subject United States. Supreme Court.
Constitutional law -- United States -- Cases.
Political questions and judicial power -- United States -- Cases.
Alt Name Oxford University Press.
Description 1 online resource (x, 435 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Justice Holmes proclaimed that 'great cases, like hard cases make bad law'. He explained that this was so because the 'hydraulic pressures' of the great case tend to distort the judgements of the justices. The purpose of this book is to examine 25 great cases that arose throughout the history of the Supreme Court and to attempt to determine whether Holmes was correct. More particularly, the book discusses the impact that the greatness of the case may have had on its presentation to the Court, the Court's deliberations, the decision, the opinion and the law that was created.
Contents Marbury v. Madison -- Mcculloch v. Maryland -- Gibbons v. Ogden -- Prigg v. Pennsylvania -- Scott v. Sanford -- The legal tender cases -- The slaugher-house cases -- The civil rights cases -- Pollack v. Farmers' Loan & Trust Co. -- NLRB v. Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp. -- Dennis v. United States -- Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v. Sawyer -- Brown v. Board of Education -- The Reapportionment cases -- New York Times v. Sullivan -- Miranda v. Arizona -- The Pentagon Papers case -- Roe and Casey -- United States v. Nixon -- Bakke, Grutter, Gratz (and Fisher) -- Bush v. Gore -- National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius -- Do great cases make bad law?
Note Online resource; title from home page (viewed on February 28, 2014).
ISBN 9780199366903 (ebook)
019936690X (ebook)
OCLC # 880244729
Additional Format Print version: Bloom, Lackland H., Jr. Do great cases make bad law? New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2014] 9780199765881 (DLC) 2013034368 (OCoLC)856861543.

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