Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-285) and index.
The day they drove old Dixie down -- The incongruities of reform : rights-centered liberalism and legal realism in the early New Deal years -- FDR's constitutional vision and the defeat of the court-packing plan : the modern presidency and the enemies of institutional reform -- Approving legislation for the people, preserving liberties--almost rewriting laws : the politics of creating the Roosevelt court -- A constitutional purge : Southern democracy, lynch law, and the Roosevelt Justice Department -- The commitment continues : Truman, Eisenhower, and the civil rights decisions -- The road the court trod.
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