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Library Co-Publishes New Volume on History of the U.S. Supreme Court

Release Date: 22 Apr 2022

Library Co-Publishes New Volume on History of the U.S. Supreme Court

A new volume in The Oliver Wendell Holmes Devise History of the U.S. Supreme Court describes the closing of one era in constitutional jurisprudence and the opening of another. “The Hughes Court: From Progressivism to Pluralism, 1930 to 1941” is a comprehensive study of the court under the leadership of Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes.

Written by Mark V. Tushnet, the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law, Emeritus, at Harvard Law School, the book is the 11th volume in the series, which is published by Cambridge University Press in association with the Library of Congress.

Tushnet’s examination of the court’s work in constitutional and public law finds that the Hughes Court justices accepted the broad premises of a progressive theory of government and the Constitution. While the progressive view was diminished by a rise in interest group pluralism at the end of the 1930s, Tushnet contests assertions of a 1937 Constitutional Revolution.

The Oliver Wendell Holmes Devise was established by Congress in 1955 to administer funds bequeathed by the associate justice to document and disseminate the history of the U.S. Supreme Court.

“The Hughes Court” is available in hardcover ($260) and e-book formats. It can also be accessed online via the Cambridge Core Collection. For more information, visit Cambridge University Press.

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Media Contacts: Elaina Finkelstein, Library of Congress, | Amy F. Lee, Cambridge University Press,

PR 22-031
ISSN 0731-3527

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