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Becoming Justice Blackmun : Harry Blackmun's Supreme Court journey

Author: Linda Greenhouse
Publisher: New York : Times Books : H. Holt and Co., ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist chronicles the personal transformation of a legendary justice. From 1970 to 1994, Justice Harry A. Blackmun wrote numerous landmark Supreme Court decisions and participated in the most contentious debates of his era--all behind closed doors. Greenhouse was the first print reporter to have access to Blackmun's private and public papers. She has crafted a narrative of Blackmun's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biographie (Descripteur de forme)
Biography
Named Person: Harry A Blackmun; Harry A Blackmun; Harry A Blackmun; Harry A Blackmun
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Greenhouse
ISBN: 080507791X 9780805077919
OCLC Number: 57243477
Description: xiii, 268 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Minnesota beginnings --
Appeals --
Old number three --
The road to Roe --
Finding his voice --
Big storms --
Dissents --
Saving Roe --
Improbable icon --
In the center.
Responsibility: Linda Greenhouse.

Abstract:

A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist chronicles the personal transformation of a legendary justice. From 1970 to 1994, Justice Harry A. Blackmun wrote numerous landmark Supreme Court decisions and participated in the most contentious debates of his era--all behind closed doors. Greenhouse was the first print reporter to have access to Blackmun's private and public papers. She has crafted a narrative of Blackmun's years on the Court, showing how he never lost sight of the human beings behind the cases and how he was not afraid to question his own views on such issues as abortion, the death penalty, and sex discrimination. Greenhouse also tells how Blackmun's lifelong friendship with Chief Justice Burger withered in the crucible of life on the nation's highest court, revealing how political differences became personal, even for the country's most respected jurists.--From publisher description.
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Good read, not lengthy, but informative

by vleighton (WorldCat user published 2006-11-29) Very Good Permalink
This biography of Justice Blackmun is written by one of the preeminent Supreme Court reporters from the last quarter century. Because of Blackmun's association with major court decisions in the 1970s and 1980s, especially Roe v. Wade, he is a worthy subject for study. His daughters asked Greenhouse to...
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