Brandeis and the Progressive Constitution

After an introduction by Justice Souter, Professor Purcell discussed his book, Brandeis and the Progressive Constitution: Erie, the… read more

After an introduction by Justice Souter, Professor Purcell discussed his book, Brandeis and the Progressive Constitution: Erie, the Judicial Power, and the Politics of the Federal Courts in Twentieth-Century America, published by Yale University Press. The book is about former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis and his effect on the Court in the early-to-mid 20th century. The author focused on Brandeis' opinion in the 1938 landmark case, Erie Railroad Co. v. Tompkins, which caused a shift of power from federal to state courts. He examined Brandeis' jurisprudence, how it differed from that of the other justices at the time, and its effect on democracy and the courts. close

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Program ID:
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Public Affairs Event
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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jun 16, 2001 | 5:52pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Jan 05, 2006 | 5:04am EST | C-SPAN 3

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  • Jun 16, 2001 | 5:52pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 23, 2001 | 7:03pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 23, 2001 | 11:29pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 02, 2001 | 5:57am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 05, 2006 | 5:04am EST | C-SPAN 3
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