Law is Justice: Notable Opinions of Mr. Justice Cardozo

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The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., 1999 - 441 páginas
A Collection of Cardozo's Important Opinions. Edited by A. L. Sainer, with a foreword by Hon. Robert F. Wagner. Originally published: New York: Ad Press Ltd., [1938]. Frontispiece. xv, 441 pp. A collection of notable opinions by the great judge in the areas of civil rights, crime, contractual relations, injuries, estates, labor and social matters, and international relations. Cardozo's opinions bear the mark of careful preparation, of patient and laborious research, of a profound understanding of legal principles and their ethical, social and economic setting.

BENJAMIN N. CARDOZO [1870-1938] an associate justice of the Supreme Court, was one of the most influential American jurists of the twentieth century. He is the author of The Nature of the Judicial Process (1921), The Paradoxes of Legal Science (1928) and What Medicine Can Do for Law (1930).

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