John Marshall and the Heroic Age of the Supreme Court

Author: R. Kent Newmyer
Publisher: LSU Press
ISBN: 9780807132494
Release Date: 2007-04-01
Genre: Law

John Marshall (1755--1835) was arguably the most important judicial figure in American history. As the fourth chief justice of the United States Supreme Court, serving from 1801 to1835, he helped move the Court from the fringes of power to the epicenter of constitutional government. His great opinions in cases like Marbury v. Madison and McCulloch v. Maryland are still part of the working discourse of constitutional law in America. Drawing on a new and definitive edition of Marshall's papers, R. Kent Newmyer combines engaging narrative with new historiographical insights in a fresh interpretation of John Marshall's life in the law. More than the summation of Marshall's legal and institutional accomplishments, Newmyer's impressive study captures the nuanced texture of the justice's reasoning, the complexity of his mature jurisprudence, and the affinities and tensions between his system of law and the transformative age in which he lived. It substantiates Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.'s view of Marshall as the most representative figure in American law.

The Supreme Court Compendium

Author: Lee Epstein
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 9781483376622
Release Date: 2015-07-29
Genre: Law

The Supreme Court Compendium provides historical and statistical information on the Supreme Court: its institutional development; caseload; decision trends; the background, nomination, and voting behavior of its justices; its relationship with public, governmental, and other judicial bodies; and its impact. With over 180 tables and figures, this new edition is intended to capture the full retrospective picture through the 2013-2014 term of the Roberts Court and the momentous decisions handed down within the last four years, including United States v. Windsor, National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius, and Shelby County v. Holder.

The American South

Author: William J. Cooper Jr.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 0742563995
Release Date: 2008-10-23
Genre: History

In The American South: A History, Fourth Edition, William J. Cooper, Jr. and Thomas E. Terrill demonstrate their belief that it is impossible to divorce the history of the South from the history of the United States. The authors' analysis underscores the complex interaction between the South as a distinct region and the South as an inescapable part of America. Cooper and Terrill show how the resulting tension has often propelled section and nation toward collision. In supporting their thesis, the authors draw on the tremendous amount of profoundly new scholarship in Southern history. Each volume includes a substantial biographical essay—completely updated for this edition—which provides the reader with a guide to literature on the history of the South. Coverage now includes the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, up-to-date analysis of the persistent racial divisions in the region, and the South's unanticipated role in the 2008 presidential primaries.

America History and Life

Author: Eric H. Boehm
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015065433008
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Dissertations, Academic

Article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations covering the United States and Canada.

Chronicles

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Publisher:
ISBN: IND:30000070507383
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Books


Choice

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Publisher:
ISBN: UCSC:32106018044039
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Academic libraries


The Supreme Court

Author: Peter Charles Hoffer
Publisher: Univ Pr of Kansas
ISBN: UOM:39015074056055
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Law

A definitive history of the U.S. Supreme Court details the evolution of the legal institution from the early days of the American Republic to the present day, offering profiles of the justices, the Court's years under each Chief Justice, its influence on American life, and the issues, cases, and decisions they handled from the perspective of the time in which they came before the Court.

Tensegrity

Author: Carlos Castaneda
Publisher:
ISBN: 3100102142
Release Date: 1998
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