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A useful introduction to a remarkable era in the Court's history

The Warren Court and the Pursuit of Justice: A Critical Issue - Morton J. Horwitz

Morton Horwitz's book offers its readers a short and easily digestible overview of the main personalities and cases associated with the Supreme Court in the 1950s and 1960s. His focus is on the liberal justices -- a small and constantly fluctuating group -- and their role in shaping a remarkable period of the Court's history. While some of his contextual analysis is dated and his coverage of the conservative justices of the period limited, these flaws are more than offset by his explanation of the ideas and concepts that the Court's decisions introduced into American jurisprudence. For anyone seeking a quick introduction to the the Warren Court and its legacy, this is a good place to start.