During 1930s, US Supreme Court abandoned its longtime function as an arbiter of economic regulation and assumed its modern role as a guardian of personal liberties. This book analyzes this turbulent period of constitutional transition and leadership of one of its central participants in "The Chief Justiceship of Charles Evans Hughes, 1930-1941".
William G. Ross is a professor of law at the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. A graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Law School, he practiced law in New York City for nine years and has served as a visiting professor of law at Notre Dame University and Florida State University. His books include A Muted Fury: Populists, Progressives, and Labor Unions Confront the Courts, 1890-1937; Forging New Freedoms: Nativism, Education, and the Constitution, 1917-1927; and The Honest Hour: The Ethics of Time-Based Billing by Attorneys.
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