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Dorsen, David M. 1935-

Works: 5 works in 29 publications in 1 language and 1,803 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  Satire  Legal fiction (Literature)  Fiction  Political fiction 
Roles: Author, Creator
Classifications: KF8745.F75, 347.7314092
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Most widely held works about David M Dorsen
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Most widely held works by David M Dorsen
Henry Friendly, greatest judge of his era by David M Dorsen( )

14 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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
The unexpected Scalia : a conservative justice's liberal opinions by David M Dorsen( Book )

11 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Antonin Scalia was one of the most important, outspoken, and controversial Justices in the past century. His endorsements of originalism, which requires deciding cases as they would have been decided in 1789, and textualism, which limits judges in what they could consider in interpreting text, caused major changes in the way the Supreme Court decides cases. He was a leader in opposing abortion, the right to die, affirmative action, and mandated equality for gays and lesbians, and was for virtually untrammelled gun rights, political expenditures, and the imposition of the death penalty. But both the concept and the execution of originalism, by Scalia and other originalists, have been seriously flawed, leading to decisions that are both historically incorrect and socially and politically undesirable. A close friend of Scalia, David Dorsen explains the flawed judicial philosophy of one of the most important Supreme Court Justices of the past century"--
MOSES V TRUMP by David M Dorsen( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the root of "Moses v. Trump" is the President's elusive tax returns, a freelance writer for an alt-right publication who communicates directly with God, and a sensational libel case before a veteran Federal Court judge."
Eating your cake and having it too : Judge Henry Friendly and tax law by David M Dorsen( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Audience level: 0.16 (from 0.08 for Henry Frie ... to 0.87 for Eating you ...)

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