TITLE

Sheep and Goats among the Justices

PUB. DATE
September 1955
SOURCE
New Republic;9/12/55, Vol. 133 Issue 11, p18
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the book "Nine Men," by Fred Rodell. The author makes two basic points in his volume. The first is that the Supreme Court is not an impartial tribunal expounding an eternal Constitution but rather a political agency handing down political decisions. The second thesis of the book is that "judges are human," and that their opinions should be analyzed in those terms. This is a book written by a man who is angry at balanced and shaded judgments, and has overstated his case for combative purposes.
ACCESSION #
14451483

 

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