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This book examines both the constitutional jurisprudence of Supreme Court justice Louis D. Brandeis and one of his most famous and controversial opinions, Erie Railroad Co. v. Tompkins (1938). This landmark decision led to a significant relocation of power from federal to state courts, and, says the author, it provides a window on the legal, political, and ideological battles over the federal courts in the New Deal era and after.
Purcell received the Coif Triennial Book Award and the Triennial Griswold Prize for this book.
Yale University Press
Triennial Griswold, Brandeis, Supreme Court, Federal Court, State Court, Judicial Powers, Court Structure
Purcell, Jr., Edward A., "Brandeis and the Progressive Constitution: Erie, the Judicial Power, and the Politics of the Federal Courts in Twentieth-Century America" (2000). Books. 25.