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Selected Writings of Benjamin Nathan Cardozo, Edited by Margaret E. Hall

- Abstract

During the last several decades this country has witnessed the growth of a worship of great judges that has, at times, taken on the proportions of a cult. The group surrounding and succeeding Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes have become the church fathers of inarticulate liberals; their writings have become sacred books. At the same time that the cult of the great judge has been developing, a growing disrespect for the idea and institutions of law has flourished. It is toward an understanding of this paradox that Margaret E. Hall’s handy collection of the extra-judicial utterances of Justice Cardozo makes its contribution.



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