The Documentary History of the Supreme Court of the United States 1789 1800 Cases 1798 1800

Author: Maeva Marcus
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231139764
Release Date: 2007
Genre: History

The eight volumes of The Documentary History of the Supreme Court of the United States, 1789 1800 gather together documents from the National Archives and dozens of additional repositories, resulting in a rich portrait of the first decade of the Court. It is an invaluable series for any scholar interested in the development of the Supreme Court as an institution and in the cases that came before the Court during its infancy. The final volume of The Documentary History concerns cases heard between 1798 and 1800. In these years, the United States was virtually at war with France, and issues arising from that conflict came before the Court. For example, in Baas v. Tingey, the Court ruled that although Congress had not declared war, France should still be considered an "enemy." But the Court's docket also featured cases that arose naturally in the burgeoning nation. Several involved disputes over land-most notably a controversy centering on a substantial strip of territory running along the southern border of New York. The Court heard cases concerning bills of exchange, bankruptcy, and violations of trade laws and resolved a number of procedural issues. In Bingham v. Cabot II, the justices ruled that the citizenship of the parties had to be explicitly stated in the pleadings for the federal courts to assume jurisdiction on the basis of diversity. During this period, The Supreme Court continued to exercise the authority of judicial review, though it did not strike down a statute. In both Calder v. Bull and Cooper v. Telfair, however, it did examine the constitutionality of state laws. Documents of particular interest in this volume are the notes of Justice William Paterson and William Tilghman, a member of the Supreme Court bar, but all of the cases are accompanied by engaging narratives that guide the reader through the facts and the intricacies of the judicial process.

Aus Dalkeys Archiven

Author: Flann O'Brien
Publisher: Kein & Aber AG
ISBN: 9783036991399
Release Date: 2012-01-01
Genre: Fiction

Dem Spott im besonderem Maße ausgesetzt werden beispielsweise Frömmigkeit, intellektuelle Abstraktionen wie J. W. Dunnes und Albert Einsteins Theorien über Zeit und Relativität oder etwa der heilige Augustinus und James Joyce, in deren Stimmen Teile des Romans (und als solcher ist der Text zweifellos zu bezeichnen) erzählt werden. Außerdem lässt O'Brien in diesem Buch unter anderem auftreten: den hochtrabenden Nebendarsteller Sergeant Fottrell, der sich durchaus ernsthaft mit der Verwandlung des Menschen in ein Fahrrad auseinandersetzt, Mick und Hackett, die hartnäckig um die Gunst der jungen Mary buhlen, nicht minder leidenschaftlich dem Alkohol zusprechen und nicht zuletzt den absonderlichen Wissenschaftler De Selby davon abzuhalten versuchen, die Welt durch Zerstörung derselben zu retten. Übersetzt und durchgesehen von Harry Rowohlt.