Mr. Justice and Mrs. Black: The Memoirs of Hugo L. Black and Elizabeth Black

Mr Justice and Mrs Black The Memoirs of Hugo L Black and Elizabeth Black None

  • Title: Mr. Justice and Mrs. Black: The Memoirs of Hugo L. Black and Elizabeth Black
  • Author: Hugo L. Black ElizabethBlack
  • ISBN: 9780394544328
  • Page: 266
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. Does anyone remember Justice Black? A saint during the McCarthy era, he was more than a little unhinged by the 1960s. In some ways, he seems an odd, left-wing precursor of Justice Scalia, with his fidelity to what he believed was the supposedly original intent of the framers. His own memoirs, which only go until 1921, are not that interesting and a little repetitive. His wife's diary is interesting, full of Washington and Supreme Court gossip. Every now and there is a real stunner, such as when [...]

    2. The question this book prompts is, "What would Elizabeth Black's life have been like had she been the beneficiary of women's liberation?" About 85% of her life revolves around taking care of her older husband-boss and 15% appears to be taking care of her sick mother. It's clear that this gives her great joy. It's also clear that she's tremendously competent, a good writer, and has at least ((it's hard to tell from these selections) a solid grasp on the law. A lot of very interesting details abou [...]

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