Noah Feldman - Scorpions: The Battles and Triumphs of FDR’s Great Justices
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Noah Feldman examines how four of FDR’s Supreme Court appointees – Hugo Black, William O. Douglas, Felix Frankfurter, and Robert Jackson – juggled rivalries, personality clashes, and individual approaches to constitutional thought to decide landmark cases on race, business and politics.
Feldman, professor of law at Harvard, has written about the Middle East, advised the writers of the new Iraqi constitution, and has been named one of “75 influential figures for the 21st century” by Esquire.
Co-sponsored by the Truman Library Institute and the local chapter of the Federal Court Historical Society.