Cover; Contents; Introduction; PART ONE: THE CALIFORNIA PUBLIC OFFICIAL;
2: Law Enforcement: The District Attorney;
3: Law Enforcement: The Attorney General;
4: Governing: Officeholding and Policymaking;
5: Governing: National Politics and the Supreme Court Nomination; PART TWO: THE CHIEF JUSTICE: PRESENCE;
6: The Crucible of Brown v. Board of Education;
7: Reacting to Felix Frankfurter;
8: The Warren Commission; PART THREE: THE CHIEF JUSTICE: JURIST;
9: Warren's Theory of Judging;
10: Lessons in Civics;
11: "A Right to Maintain a Decent Society."
12: Law Enforcement from the Other Side13: Warren the Economic Theorist: Labor and Anti-Trust; PART FOUR: THE LEGACY;
14: The Last Years;
15: From Progressive to Liberal;
16: Ethics and Activism; Appendix: A Bibliography of Warren's Opinions; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y.
This is a major biography of one of America's most influential and respected Supreme Court justices by a leading law scholar. In the late 1970s, Earl Warren's papers were opened and G. Edward White, a former law clerk of Warren, was given complete access to research this book. The result is the first study of the Chief Justice to cover his entire political career and to examine aspects of Warren's character that have seemed paradoxical. White goes back to Warren's roots in California Progressivism to illuminate his mid-century liberalism and the controversial decisions over which he presided in the Supreme Court. Based on a wealth of newly available information and White's understanding of Warren's work and personality, this is a fascinating, original portrait of Chief Justice Earl Warren. (source: Nielsen Book Data)