Friday, June 26, 2009

Paschal on Wiecek on the Stone Court

Richard A. Paschal, George Mason University Law School, has posted Constitutional Birth Pains, a review of William M. Wiecek's contribution to the Oliver Wendell Holmes Devise History of the United States Supreme Court, The Birth of the Modern Constitution: The United States Supreme Court, 1941-1953 Although the review essay is a bit old--it originally appeared in the Green Bag 2d, 10 (2006)--I realized the other day that some followers of the blog are unfamiliar with the saga of the Holmes Devise. If you're in that category, the first few pages of the Paschal's review will get you started, but you should then follow the trail through his footnotes, especially to this essay.