Warren, Charles (1868–1954)

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WARREN, CHARLES (1868–1954)

Charles Warren was a Boston lawyer who, as assistant attorney general of the United States, drafted the espionage act and argued many cases before the Supreme Court. He became an expert on constitutional and legal history. He wrote excellent books in the tradition of the old school of high-minded conservative nationalists who rejected charles beard's economic interpretation. Among his leading books are A History of the American Bar, A History of Harvard Law School, The Supreme Court in United States History, which won the Pulitzer Prize, Congress, the Constitution, and the Supreme Court, and The Making of the Constitution. His works still merit reading and remain influential. His article on the judiciary act of 1789 helped lead the Supreme Court in erie railroad v. tomkins (1938) to overrule almost a century of decisions based on swift v. tyson (1842).

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