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Brennan, William J. 1906-1997

Overview
Works: 347 works in 448 publications in 2 languages and 14,754 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Trials, litigation, etc  Interviews  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: KF8745.B68,
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Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. : freedom first by Roger L Goldman( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. sat for thirty-four years on the United States Supreme Court. Throughout his tenure on the Court he meticulously examined the body of Constitutional law - and effectively resuscitated its spirit. A champion of minorities and a spokesman for the politically dispossessed, he passionately defended civil rights and strove to bring the nation's disenfranchised into the mainstream of American life. He advanced the political empowerment of American cities and suburbs. He essentially wrote the modern law of freedom of speech and the press. Justice Brennan's retirement in 1990 occasioned tributes from a host of associates, former law clerks, attorneys, judges, professors, journalists, and friends. The reflections on Brennan in Part I of this volume provide intimate, often humorous glimpses into a generous, warm, open-hearted man who also happened to be an intellectual giant and outstanding jurist. In Part II the jurisprudence of Justice Brennan is comprehensively surveyed and lucidly discussed by author and Constitutional law professor Roger Goldman. With care he examines - and in layman's terms explains - Brennan's positions on the issues central to the justice's career: the First Amendment, the Fourteenth Amendment, civil rights, education, abortion, obscenity, and capital punishment. Eloquent, persuasive, and faithful to his vision, Justice Brennan authored more than a thousand opinions, concurrences, and dissents in the course of his judicial career. Part III of the book offers twelve landmark decisions written by Brennan that show clearly why history will place him beside John Marshall, Louis Brandeis, and Oliver Wendell Holmes as one of the truly great justices in the annals of the United States Supreme Court
In search of the Constitution by Bill D Moyers( Visual )

6 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disc 1, episode 2: Bill Moyers interviews the Supreme Court Justice who wrote the majority opinion in Roe v. Wade, the case that legalized abortion. Moyers and Justice Harry A. Blackmun discuss the emotional and moral challenge of interpreting the Constitution
Landmark justice : the influence of William J. Brennan on America's communities by Charles M Haar( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bill of Rights and the States by William J Brennan( Book )

10 editions published between 1961 and 1989 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Justice Brennan( Visual )

9 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Using rare, on-camera interviews with seven Supreme Court justices, this program profiles the role of their distinguished colleague, William J. Brennan, Jr., in shaping the modern judicial landscape of this country."--Container
The judge : the life & opinions of Alabama's Frank M. Johnson, Jr. by Frank Sikora( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modernizing the courts by William J Brennan( Book )

2 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An address by Hon. William J. Brennan, Jr. on the occasion of the celebration of the golden anniversary of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, 1913-1963 by William J Brennan( Book )

3 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Does business have a role in improving judicial administration? by William J Brennan( Book )

1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bill of Rights yesterday and today : a bicentennial celebration symposium issue by William J Brennan( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teaching the Bill of Rights by William J Brennan( Book )

2 editions published between 1963 and 1965 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There are several causes for concern about education in human rights. Conflicting values are playing an increasing role in the international cold war. There is a present danger that, in the anxiety to win the race of space and technology, the U.S. may neglect the struggle of values which is so crucial in winning the war for freedom. There is a rapidly changing relationship between the individual citizen and the government. The possibilities for collision of government activity and individual rights increase as the power of the government itself expands. Examples of individual and mob lawlessness as well as the dangers of biased or irresponsible jury members make clearer the need for every citizen to possess a basic sensitivity to human and civil rights. Secondary school social studies teachers have a major responsibility for instilling an appreciation of human rights in their students. Teachers need to demonstrate the essential flexibility of constitutional guarantees through a knowledge of historical court cases. The most useful materials for the teaching of civil rights are case studies, either reports of actual court cases or hypothetical studies, designed to present unsettled legal questions
Influence of U.S. Constitution by William J Brennan( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses how the U.S. Constitution has influenced the world's view of constitutional law and has been the model of many similar documents worldwide. Also discusses the original intent view of constitutional interpretation
In search of the Constitution( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Series: In American history, no document has sparked as much reverence, discussion, and controversy as the Constitution. But how does it really affect our everyday lives? Join Bill Moyers for this eleven-part series, originally produced to mark the Constitution's bicentennial, that delves into the fascinating history and contemporary relevance of the ultimate law of the land
The Bill of Rights and the states by William J Brennan( Recording )

in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Justice William J. Brennan talks about the relationship between the Bill of Rights and the states in a 1961 lecture
Structural and surficial geology of the west flank of the Gore Range, Colorado by William J Brennan( )

3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the structural geology and geologic history of the west flank of the Gore Range
Comments on Monterey Agreement Draft EIR by William J Brennan( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Changes in trial tactics by William J Brennan( Book )

1 edition published in 1958 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The quest to develop a jurisprudence of civil liberties in times of security crises by William J Brennan( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An address delivered "December 22, 1987, Law School of Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel."
In pursuit of justice : reflections of a state supreme court justice by Joseph R Grodin( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The conscience of the court : selected opinions of Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. on freedom and equality by William J Brennan( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in Undetermined and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Conscience of the Court celebrates the work of Justice William J. Brennan Jr., who served on the United States Supreme Court for thirty-four years (1956-1990)."--BOOK JACKET. "Stephen L. Sepinuck and Mary Pat Treuthart introduce and present selected judicial opinions written by Justice Brennan on issues involving personal freedom, civil liberties, and equality."--BOOK JACKET. "In their introduction to each opinion, the editors provide background facts, discuss how the excerpted opinion transformed the law or otherwise fit into the realm of constitutional jurisprudence, and delve into Justice Brennan's judicial philosophy, his method of constitutional interpretation, and the language he used."--Jacket
 
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The judge : the life & opinions of Alabama's Frank M. Johnson, Jr.
Alternative Names
Brennan, William 1906-1997

Brennan, William J.

Brennan, William J. 1906-1997 Jr

Brennan, William J. Jr

Brennan, William J., Jr., 1906-1997

Brennan, William Joseph 1906-1997

Vilijam Dž. Brenan

William Brennan

William Brennan Amerikaans advocaat (1906-1997)

William J. Brennan, Jr.

William Joseph Brennan

William Joseph Brennan US-amerikanischer Jurist, Richter am Obersten Gerichtshof

Вилијам Џ. Бренан

ויליאם ברנן

ویلیام برنان وکیل و قاضی آمریکایی

小威廉·布倫南

Languages
English (110)

Italian (1)

Covers
In pursuit of justice : reflections of a state supreme court justiceThe conscience of the court : selected opinions of Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. on freedom and equalityReason and passion : Justice Brennan's enduring influenceAgainst the death penalty : the relentless dissents of Justices Brennan and MarshallJustice Brennan : the great conciliatorMr. Justice Brennan and freedom of expressionThe jurisprudence of Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. : the law and politics of "libertarian dignity"