Part II analyzes antitotalitarianism in the Supreme Court from World War II through the 1960s, showing how the influence of anti-Nazism and anti-Sovietism contributed to landmark decisions in many fields of constitutional law.
Anti-Nazism and anti-Sovietism also appeared both separately and together, sometimes in accord and sometimes in conflict.
It then examines two sets of cases in which anti-Sovietism played a major role, first with regard to the limits of police power and then with regard to the limits of free speech.
In a different vein, the tension between anti-Nazism and anti-Sovietism partly distinguished the majority from the dissent@ While Jackson cited the Nazi experience and voted to limit executive power, Chief Justice Vinson cited the Soviet military threat and sided with the President.
134) For example, anti-Nazism inspired a commitment to the rights of members of racial minority groups, and anti-Sovietism inspired protections against police power.