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Civil Liberties and the Vinson Court
Civil Liberties and the Vinson Court
By C. Herman Pritchett
University of Chicago Press, 1954, 296 pp.

A professor of political science, who has previously written on the Roosevelt Court, here considers the Supreme Court decisions relating to civil liberty during the years the late Fred M. Vinson was Chief Justice, 1946-1953. Using the quantitative method he finds that "authority" rather than "liberty" was gaining the ascendancy.