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In this scholarly but eminently readable tome, Beryl H. Levy focuses on the law that is made by judges in the higher courts when an appeal is taken from the trial court. He specifically addresses closely contested cases where convincing briefs have been presented by both sides and where the judges on the appellate court are likely to be divided. The point of departure is the thinking of Justice Benjamin Cardozo, who recognized emerging trends and forces in the country and made public law more responsive to them.About the Author:
Beryl Harold Levy, a graduate of Columbia University (Ph.D. 1933; J.D. 1936), practiced law for many years and also served as a Federal Administrative Law Judge. He taught legal theory at Columbia, the New School for Social Research, and Hofstra University. Among his books are "Cardozo and Frontiers of Legal Thinking, Our Constitution: Tool or Testament?, "and "Corporation Lawyer, "
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