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Author Dorsen, David M., 1935-

Title Henry Friendly : greatest judge of his era / David M. Dorsen ; foreword by Richard A. Posner.

Published Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2012.
 Law Library - First Floor  KF8745.F75 D67 2012     AVAILABLE
Descript xiii, 498 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [371]-486) and index.
Contents Early years -- Private practice -- Nomination and confirmation -- Getting started -- Judge friendly -- Law clerks -- Judges and justices -- Away from the courthouse -- First amendment -- Fifth amendment -- Other Bill of Rights amendments -- Other constitutional provisions -- Habeas Corpus -- Nonconstitutional criminal procedure -- Specific crimes -- Business law -- Intellectual property -- Management and labor -- Railroad reorganization -- Administrative law -- Common law and federal common law -- Federal court jurisdiction -- Other procedural issues -- At the end -- Friendly's legacy.
Summary "Henry Friendly is frequently grouped with Oliver Wendell Holmes, Louis Brandeis, Benjamin Cardozo, and Learned Hand as the best American jurists of the twentieth century. In this first, comprehensive biography of Friendly, David M. Dorsen opens a unique window onto how a judge of this caliber thinks and decides cases, and how Friendly lived his life. During his time on the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (1959-1986), Judge Friendly was revered as a conservative who exemplified the tradition of judicial restraint. But he demonstrated remarkable creativity in circumventing precedent and formulating new rules in multiple areas of the law. Henry Friendly, Greatest Judge of His Era describes the inner workings of Friendly's chambers and his craftsmanship in writing opinions. His articles on habeas corpus, the Fourth Amendment, self-incrimination, and the reach of the state are still cited by the Supreme Court. Dorsen draws on extensive research, employing private memoranda between the judges and interviews with all fifty-one of Friendly's law clerks--a veritable Who's Who that includes Chief Justice John R. Roberts, Jr., six other federal judges, and seventeen professors at Harvard, Yale, Stanford, and elsewhere"--Provided by publisher.
Subject Friendly, Henry J.
Judges -- United States -- Biography.
ISBN 9780674064393 (hbk.)
0674064399 (hbk.)