The Hughes Court: Justices, Rulings, and Legacy (ABC-CLIO Supreme Court Handbooks) (Hardcover)

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An in-depth analysis of the workings and legacy of the Supreme Court led by Charles Evans Hughes.

Charles Evans Hughes, a man who, it was said, "looks like God and talks like God," became chief justice in 1930, a year when more than 1,000 banks closed their doors. Today the Hughes Court is often remembered as a conservative bulwark against Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal. But that view, according to author Michael Parrish, is not accurate.

In an era when Nazi Germany passed the Nuremberg Laws and extinguished freedom in much of Western Europe, the Hughes Court put the stamp of constitutional approval on New Deal entitlements, required state and local governments to bring their laws into conformity with the federal Bill of Rights, and took the first steps toward developing a more uniform code of criminal justice.

About the Author


Michael E. Parrish is professor of history at the University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781576071977
ISBN-10: 1576071979
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Publication Date: July 11th, 2002
Pages: 360
Language: English
Series: ABC-CLIO Supreme Court Handbooks