Thurgood Marshall

Thurgood Marshall

His Speeches, Writings, Arguments, Opinions, and Reminiscences

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Baker & Taylor
A collection of the first African American Supreme Court justice includes his arguments for school desegregation cases, reports on racism and race riots in the Army, notes on the history of civil rights, and opinions on several issues.

Book News
A collection of writing by the Supreme Court justice who worked to end legal segregation in the US and who supported freedom of expression, women's rights, abortion rights, and the right to consensual sex among adults. The collection includes 100 pages of oral reminiscences (in print for the first time), plus briefs he filed as a lawyer, oral arguments for the landmark school desegregation cases, investigative reports on race riots and racism in the Army, speeches and articles outlining the history of civil rights and criticizing the actions of more conservative jurists, and Supreme Court opinions now widely cited in constitutional law. Tushnet teaches constitutional law at Georgetown University Law Center. He has written two other books on Thurgood Marshall. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Independent Publishing Group
Much has been written about Thurgood Marshall, but this is the first book to collect his own words. Here are briefs he filed as a lawyer, oral arguments for the landmark school desegregation cases, investigative reports on race riots and racism in the Army, speeches and articles outlining the history of civil rights and criticizing the actions of more conservative jurists, Supreme Court opinions now widely cited in Constitutional law, a long and complete oral autobiography, and much more. Marshall’s impact on American race relations was greater than that of anyone else this century, for it was he who ended legal segregation in the United States. His victories as a lawyer for the NAACP broke the color line in housing, transportation, voting, and schools by overturning the long-established “separate-but-equal” doctrine. But Marshall was attentive to all social inequalities: no Supreme Court justice has ever been more consistent in support of freedom of expression, affirmative action, women’s rights, abortion rights, and the right to consensual sex among adults; no justice has ever fought so hard against economic inequality, police brutality, and capital punishment.


Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Lawrence Hill Books, c2001
ISBN: 9781556523861
1556523866
9781556523854
1556523858
Branch Call Number: 347.7326 MAR
Characteristics: xxvi, 548 p. 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Tushnet, Mark V. 1945-

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