Bruce Allen Murphy

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Bruce Allen Murphy is the Fred Morgan Kirby Professor of Civil Rights at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, where he teaches American constitutional law and civil rights and liberties, American politics, and biographical writing. He is the author of Scalia; The Brandeis-Frankfurter Connection: The Secret Political Activities of Two Supreme Court Justices; Fortas: The Rise and Ruin of a Supreme Court Justice; and Wild Bill: The Legend and Life of William O. Douglas. Murphy lives with his wife in the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania.

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Bruce Allen Murphy: Book That Changed My Life

Scalia author Bruce Allen Murphy found inspiration from Alpheus Thomas Masons biography of Supreme Court Justice Harlan Fiske Stone.