Lawyer of the Century: Thurgood Marshall's legacy looms large in a world he helped create by ProQuest


A unanimous court threw out convictions of four Black men coerced into confessing to crimes they didn't commit in a case regarded as one of the key building blocks of the due-process rights Americans enjoy today. In Making Constitutional Law, his book about Marshall's service on the court, Mark TAishnet aptly describes him as a "Great Society liberal" and a justice who "supported the expansive use of national power, especially legislative and judicial, particularly on behalf of minorities and claims for traditional civil liberties." Thurgood Marshall's African Journey, by University of Southern California law professor Mary L. Dudziak, details his role in drafting a Bill of Rights for Kenya, which became an independent African nation in 1963.

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