Introduction, Melvin I UrofskyThe book reviews consist of the latest installment of Donald Grier Stephenson, Jr.’s “Judicial Bookshelf” and Charles F. Hobson’s review essay on Paul Finkelman’s Supreme Injustice: Slavery in the Nation’s Highest Court (Harvard University Press, 2018).
What Say the Reeds at Runnymede? Magna Carta in Supreme Court History, Derek A. Webb
Bank of the United States v. Deveaux and the Birth of Constitutional Rights for Corporations, Adam Winkler
Clerking for “God’s Grandfather”: Chauncy Belknap’s Year with Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., Todd C. Pepper, Ira Brad Matesky, Elizabeth R. Williams, and Jessica Winn
The Sit-In Cases: Explaining the Great Aberration of the Warren Court, by Christopher W. Schmidt
Craig Alan Smith, Sitting by Designation: Retired Justice Tom C. Clark’s Federal Court Service
In particular, the excerpts from Belknap’s diary on OT 1915 are engrossing. I suppose they mostly confirm what we already know about Holmes, but still the remarks Belknap records vivify a great judicial icon.