Do Great Cases Make Bad Law?

Do Great Cases Make Bad Law?

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Justice Holmes proclaimed that 'great cases, like hard cases make bad law'. He explained that this was so because the 'hydraulic pressures' of the great case tend to distort the judgements of the justices. The purpose of this book is to examine 25 great cases that arose throughout the history of the Supreme Court and to attempt to determine whether Holmes was correct. More particularly, the book discusses the impact that the greatness of the case may have had on its presentation to the Court, the Court's deliberations, the decision, the opinion and the law that was created.29 The implication was that he had been intimidated by the court packing plan that had been announced several weeks before the opinion was issued. Justice Roberts maintained based on internal records of the deliberations that he had castanbsp;...

Title:Do Great Cases Make Bad Law?
Author:Lackland H. Bloom, Jr., Lackland H. Bloom (Jr.)
Publisher:Oxford University Press (UK) - 2014


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