The Politics of Judicial Interpretation

9780823223824: Paperback
Release Date: 1st November 2004

Dimensions: 152.4 x 228.6

Number of Pages: 256

Series Reconstructing America

Fordham University Press

The Politics of Judicial Interpretation

The Federal Courts, Department of Justice, and Civil Rights, 1866-1876

Paperback / £27.99

This landmark work of Constitutional and legal history is the leading account of the ways in which federal judges, attorneys, and other law officers defined a new era of civil and political rights in the South and implemented the revolutionary 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments during Reconstruction.

“Should be required reading . . . for all historians, jurists, lawyers, political scientists, and government officials who in one way or another are responsible for understanding and interpreting our civil rights past.”—Harold M. Hyman, Journal of Southern History

“Important, richly researched. . . . the fullest account now available.”—American Journal of Legal History

Robert J. Kaczorowski is Professor of Law and Legal and Constitutional History and Director of the Condon Institute of Legal History at Fordham University School of Law.

“Should be required reading . . . for all historians, jurists, lawyers, political scientists, and government officials who in one way or another are responsible for understanding and interpreting our civil rights past.”

—Journal of Southern History

“Important, richly researched. . . . the fullest account now available.”

—American Journal of Legal History