Abe Fortas by Professor Laura Kalman
A Biography

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Abe Fortas was a New Dealer, a sub-cabinet official, the founder of an eminent Washington law firm, a close adviser to Lyndon Johnson, and a Supreme Court justice. Nominated by Johnson to be Chief Justice, he was rejected by Congress and resigned from the Court early in the Nixon administration under a cloud of impending scandal. This book tells his dramatic story. Drawing on Fortas' previously unavailable personal papers, on archives, and on interviews with his family and associates. Laura Kalman, a historian and lawyer, illuminates Fortas' evolution from New Dealer to Washington lawyer to Great Society liberal, and in so doing also provides a view of American liberalism from the 1930s through the 1960s.
 

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Laura Kalman is professor of history at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is author of three books, including "Legal Realism at Yale, 1927-1960; "The Strange Career of Legal Liberalism; and "Abe Fortas: A Biography.
 
Published October 24, 1990 by Yale University Press. 544 pages
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