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Abe Fortas: A Biography New ed

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Laura KalmanAssociate Professor of History, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

ISBN13: 9780300052589
ISBN: 0300052588
Published: March 1992
Publisher: Yale University Press
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Paperback
Price: £15.50



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Abe Fortas was a New Dealer, a sub-cabinet official, the founder of an eminent Washington law firm, a close adviser to Lyndon Johnson, and a Supreme Court justice. Nominated by Johnson to be Chief Justice, he was rejected by Congress and resigned from the Court early in the Nixon administration under a cloud of impending scandal. This book tells his dramatic story.;Drawing on Fortas' previously unavailable personal papers, on archives, and on interviews with his family and associates. Laura Kalman, a historian and lawyer, illuminates Fortas' evolution from New Dealer to Washington lawyer to Great Society liberal, and in so doing also provides a view of American liberalism from the 1930s through the 1960s.