The Constitutional Doctrines, of Justice Harlan (Classic Reprint)

The Constitutional Doctrines of Justice Harlan Classic Reprint Excerpt from The Constitutional Doctrines of Justice Harlan Two temptations assail writers of biographies or of studies of a similar kind to overestimate or to underestimate It is hard for the stud

  • Title: The Constitutional Doctrines, of Justice Harlan (Classic Reprint)
  • Author: Floyd Barzilia Clark
  • ISBN: 9781330622537
  • Page: 335
  • Format: Paperback
  • Excerpt from The Constitutional Doctrines, of Justice Harlan Two temptations assail writers of biographies, or of studies of a similar kind, to overestimate or to underestimate It is hard for the student of a man s career to see both sides, and after giving due consideration to each, to form a fair judgment Throughout this study I have been aware of these two dangers,Excerpt from The Constitutional Doctrines, of Justice Harlan Two temptations assail writers of biographies, or of studies of a similar kind, to overestimate or to underestimate It is hard for the student of a man s career to see both sides, and after giving due consideration to each, to form a fair judgment Throughout this study I have been aware of these two dangers, but I am not sure that in all respects they have been avoided It needs to be emphasized that in studying the constitutional doctrines of a single great judge as found in his dissenting opinions, the prevailing opinions of the court must of necessity appear at their worst, for the criticisms of the minority are of course directed at the weak points in the reasoning of the majority In so far, then, as I have accepted Justice Harlan s arguments and found unconvincing the rulings of the Supreme Court, it must be remembered that I am criticising only the weaker points of a few decisions of that great tribunal This study was prepared partly at the Summer School of Columbia University, but principally in the Department of Political Science of the Johns Hopkins University I wish to express my gratitude for suggestions made by Mr A M Groves, a graduate student of this University, who read the manuscript before it went to press I owe to Professor T R Powell, of New York, my knowledge of many of the basic principles of constitutional law but the study was prepared under the direction of Dr W W Willoughby, of the Johns Hopkins University, without whose aid its production would not have been possible About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books Find at forgottenbooks This book is a reproduction of an important historical work Forgotten Books uses state of the art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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