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Peter H. Irons

Born: 11-Aug-1940
Birthplace: Salem, MA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Activist, Scholar

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: A People's History of the Supreme Court

Father: (d. 1959)

    University: BA, Antioch College (1966)
    University: PhD Political Science, Boston University (1973)
    Law School: JD, Harvard Law School (1978)
    Teacher: Urban Sociology, Boston College
    Teacher: University of Massachusetts Amherst
    Professor: Political Science, University of California at San Diego

    American Civil Liberties Union National Board of Directors
    Civil Disobedience draft refusal (served 3 years)
    Pardoned by Gerald Ford

Author of books:
The New Deal Lawyers (1982, law)
Justice at War: The Story of the Japanese American Internment Cases (1983, law)
The Courage of Their Convictions: Sixteen Americans Who Fought Their Way to the Supreme Court (1988, law)
Brennan vs. Rehnquist: The Battle for the Constitution (1994, law)
A People's History of the Supreme Court (1999, law)
Jim Crow's Children: The Broken Promise of the Brown Decision (2002, law)
War Powers: How the Imperial Presidency Hijacked the Constitution (2005, international affairs)
Cases and Controversies: Civil Rights and Liberties in Context (2005, law)
God on Trial: Dispatches from America's Religious Battlefields (2007, religion)


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