Justice Stanley Mosk: A Life at the Center of California by Jacqueline R. Braitman,Gerald F. Uelmen

By Jacqueline R. Braitman,Gerald F. Uelmen

this is often the 1st biography of Stanley Mosk (1912–2001), iconic protector of civil rights and civil liberties in the course of his 37 years as a justice of the ideally suited court docket of California (1964 to 2001). He had fast risen as a good loved chief between la reformers, as govt secretary to California governor Culbert Olson after which sixteen years as a high-quality courtroom pass judgement on. His 1958 election and repair as kingdom lawyer common quickly received nationwide awareness and the promise of most probably election to the U.S. Senate, yet an unforeseen crusade twist augured a brand new direction. This booklet frames Mosk’s very best court docket years and the landmark circumstances during which his evaluations or biting dissents proceed to resonate.

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