5 thoughts on “Justice for All

  1. Incredibly comprehensive and highly readable, this book provides the reader with a full, insightful biographical history of one of the greatest Chief Justices in the history of the United States Supreme Court. Following Warren’s life from boyhood until his death, Justice for All makes clear how Warren’s love of country and commitment to justice allowed his views of law and jurisprudence to evolve to the point of crafting or joining such monumental Supreme Court decisions as Brown v. Board of Edu

  2. This book took me long enough to read, but it confirmed what I already suspected — I really love Earl Warren. I love him. Think of everything he did for American citizens: you get a lawyer if you’re accused of a crime, you get informed of your rights when you’re arrested, you can go to a racially diverse school, you have a right to privacy, you don’t leave your rights at the “schoolhouse door,” poor citizens can vote, black citizens can vote, urban residents can vote, the Civil Rights Act is fo

  3. I read this book from a general interest in the history of the US Supreme Court. My background is thin, having taken a college course in Constitutional history many years ago. So the arrangement of the book suited me. This book is divided into three parts, encompassing his family background in California, entrance into politics as Progressive Republican, and his service as Chief Justice under the Supreme Court.
    High points for me:
    The discussion of the political climate and history of California

  4. Earl Warren has always been my favorite California governor I remember being sad when he resigned to become the Chief Justice. Jim Newton, a reporter and editor for the Los Angeles Times wrote an excellent biography of Earl Warren. Newton argues that Warren was among the greatest Chiefs in the history of the Court because there was little divergence between his politics and his jurisprudence. As Republican governor of California from 1942 to 1953 he was a centrist progressive who devoted himself

  5. Jim Newton has written an exceptionally readable, fascinating and fair biography of a man who had a significant impact on American life. The narrative is exceptionally strong, taking us from childhood to the end, and never losing the reader’s interest for a second. Newton does an exceptional job in terms of balance; he validates Warren’s greatest decisions and calls him to task for his mistakes and limitations (such as Warren’s support for the Japanese internment and his sexual prudishness). The

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