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The Resource I Respectfully Dissent : a Biography of Edward H. Nakamura, Tom Coffman

I Respectfully Dissent : a Biography of Edward H. Nakamura, Tom Coffman

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I Respectfully Dissent : a Biography of Edward H. Nakamura
Title
I Respectfully Dissent
Title remainder
a Biography of Edward H. Nakamura
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Tom Coffman
Title variation
Biography of Edward H. Nakamura
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Language
eng
Summary
"Tom Coffman's portrait of Edward Nakamura is both insightful biography and engrossing political history. The arc of the story may sound familiar (the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, the GI Bill, Statehood), but it is strewn with surprise, resulting from Nakamura's unshakable creed and unique angle of vision. Translating the political gains of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Nakamura played a central role--unpublicized--in devising arguably the most progressive program of legislation in an American state: universal health care, temporary disability insurance, collective bargaining rights for public workers, and more--all of which forever changed the Hawai'i worker's landscape. Vaulted from relative anonymity onto the Hawai'i Supreme Court, Nakamura was acclaimed for his powerful intellect, his writing, and, most of all, his iron will and integrity. In retirement, he became a dissenting moral force. He fought mismanagement in the State Retirement System, helped to block a highly controversial Supreme Court appointment, and agitated for separating the high court from the Bishop Estate. Against his background of comforting the afflicted, in retirement Nakamura afflicted the new "in" crowd, the smug and self-serving--fighting corruption, mismanagement, and the corrosive effect of Bishop Estate appointments on the Hawai'i courts."--Project Muse
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CN8ML
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
I Respectfully Dissent : a Biography of Edward H. Nakamura, Tom Coffman
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I Respectfully Dissent : a Biography of Edward H. Nakamura, Tom Coffman
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt6wqgrf
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"A Latitude 20 Book."
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Between annexation and Pearl Harbor -- The transformative war -- What is life's purpose? -- A lawyer for workers -- With justice for all -- Public servant, inner being -- The court's scholar -- The Supreme Court and Bishop Estate -- The public's conscience -- The jurisprudence of Justice Edward H. Nakamura / Ben Lowenthal
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1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9780824865740
Media category
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Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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