Owned by a Notable Female Lawyer Holmes, Oliver Wendell [1841-1935]. Collected Legal Papers. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Howe, 1920. vii, 316 pp. Original cloth, printed paper title label to spine. Moderate rubbing to extremities with some wear to spine ends, spine label and corners, which are bumped, large bookplate of Carol Weiss King and Gordon King to front pastedown. Moderate toning, chips to bottom edges of a few leaves, annotations and markings, most likely by Carol Weiss King, in a few places. $250. * Only edition, early printing. A valuable compilation, this volume contains Holmes' most famous speeches and papers from 1885 to 1918. Its publication in 1920 was an important event in the legal community, and it was reviewed with great enthusiasm in the major journals and law reviews. This book was not published with edition or issue statements. The publisher imprint on our copy shows that it is an early, possibly first, printing. (Harcourt, Brace and Howe became Harcourt, Brace and Company in 1921.) Carol Weiss King [1895-1952] was a distinguished left-leaning immigration lawyer. She was founding member of the National Lawyers Guild, a research assistant for the ACLU and a volunteer legal assistant for the ILGWU. Several of her clients were members of the U.S. Communist Party, such as Harry Bridges and William Schneiderman. Her most important legal victory was Sung v. McGrath, which prevented the deportation of her client. In this case, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the Immigration and Naturalization Service was subject to the same administrative and procedural rules as other federal departments. This ruling froze deportation hearings until the INS agreed to comply with the requirements of the Administrative Procedures Act.
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