San Diego Law Review


Stanley Mosk

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Book Review


Much can be said against compilations of the works of men whose career and production of more works continues unabated. Selectivity and evaluation are necessarily tentative. Irving Dilliard, former staff member of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, has attempted to overcome that difficulty in his book on Justice Hugo LaFayette Black by choosing only opinions relating to the collection of seventy-five opinions, sans citations and footnotes, made readable for the layman and referable for the lawyer. Of the 97 Justices served as long as Justice Black. The collection in Dilliard's book corroborates his conclusion that "beginning with the very foundations of the Republic, no one else has stood up so resolutely over so long a period in times so trying for the sacred freedoms of the individual American under the Bill of Rights."

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