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By Christine L. Compston

In Earl Warren, Christine Compston examines how a guy with little judicial adventure grew to become one of many maximum preferrred court docket leader justices within the historical past of the U.S.. A traditional chief, Warren rose from a working-class adolescence to develop into governor of California prior to he used to be appointed to the very best court docket. Warren had the braveness to make judgements that have been politically unpopular but constitutionally sound and morally correct, resembling his first significant opinion Brown v. Board of Education, which desegregated colleges. via analyzing the lifetime of this amazing pass judgement on, Earl Warren illuminates, with black-and-white images and illustrations all through, the struggles in the back of probably the most profound occasions of the 20 th century, together with global struggle II and the japanese internment, the civil rights stream, the legal safeguard revolution (i.e. Miranda V. Arizona), and the research of President Kennedy's assassination.

Oxford photos are informative and insightful biographies of individuals whose lives formed their occasions and proceed to persuade ours. according to the newest scholarship, they draw seriously on basic assets, together with writings by means of and approximately their topics. each one booklet is illustrated with a wealth of pictures, records, memorabilia, framing the character and achievements of its topic opposed to the backdrop of history.

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The main theme of his campaign was the need to plan for the future. He was convinced that the state would continue to Image Not Available 48 WA RT I M E D E C I S I O N S grow. Government, he argued, needed to anticipate rather than react to that growth. California needed to plan ahead: establish a sound financial policy, conserve natural resources, develop a water supply, expand its highway system, improve public education, and provide for adequate law enforcement. The state also had to become more responsive to the needs of its people, ensuring their financial security through old-age pensions.

This organization had been founded in 1875, and by the turn of the century it had 200 branches throughout California and the West. From that time until the beginning of the Great Depression, it was one of the most influential pressure groups in California. Its monthly publication, The Grizzly Bear, warned repeatedly of what it called “the Asiatic Peril” and routinely supported the segregation of white and Asian students in the public schools and the exclusion of Japanese immigrants from the western states.

Patients would have been allowed to select their own physicians, and doctors could have chosen not to provide their services through the program. The governor expected little opposition, but he was wrong. The California Medical Association (CMA) quickly denounced the plan as socialized medicine (medical care funded by the government), and launched an aggressive 53 EARL WARREN advertising campaign to ensure its defeat. Nine thousand physicians around the state attacked the proposal, claiming that it would force doctors to become state employees and bring an end to private medical practice.

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