The Great Dissents Of The ''Lone Dissenter'': Justice Jesse W. Carter'S Twenty Tumultuous Years On The California Supreme Court
The Great Dissents Of The ''Lone Dissenter'': Justice Jesse W. Carter'S Twenty Tumultuous Years On The California Supreme Court

The Great Dissents Of The ''Lone Dissenter'': Justice Jesse W. Carter'S Twenty Tumultuous Years On The California Supreme Court

  • Publish Date: 2010-05-30
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: David B. Oppenheimer;Allan Brotsky
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Jesse W. Carter served as a justice on the California Supreme Court from 1939-1959, where he was known as the ''Lone Dissenter'' because he wrote so many solo dissents. Many of these opinions were in passionate defense of civil rights, civil liberties, and the rights of labor, criminal defendants, and personal injury victims. Several of the cases were reversed by the United States Supreme Court, or by later decisions of the California Supreme Court, adopting Justice Carter's reasoning. This book combines essays on several of those dissents, written by faculty and friends of Golden Gate University School of Law, where Carter earned his law degree in 1913, as well as an essay on the role of dissenting opinions by another great dissenter, Justice William Brennan.

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