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Seriatim : the Supreme Court before John Marshall
Seriatim : the Supreme Court before John Marshall
Gerber, Scott Douglas, 1961-

Publication Information:
New York : New York University Press, c1998.
Physical Description:
xi, 362 p. ; 24 cm.
Introduction : the Supreme Court before John Marshall / Scott Douglas Gerber -- "Honour, justice, and interest" : John Jay's Republican politics and statesmanship on the federal bench / Sandra Frances Vanburkleo -- John Rutledge : distinction and declension / James Haw -- Deconstructing William Cushing / Scott Douglas Gerber -- James Wilson : democratic theorist and Supreme Court justice / Mark D. Hall -- John Blair : "a safe and conscientious judge" / Wythe Holt -- James Iredell : revolutionist, constitutionalist, jurist / Willis P. Whichard -- William Paterson : small states' nationalist / Daniel A. Degnan, S.J. -- The verdict on Samuel Chase and his "apologist" / Stephen B. Presser -- Oliver Ellsworth : "I have sought the felicity and glory of your administration" / William R. Casto -- Heir apparent : Bushrod Washington and federal justice in the early republic / James R. Stoner, Jr.
Seldom has American law seen a more towering figure than "the great Chief Justice," John Marshall. Yet even while acknowledging the indelible stamp Marshall put on the Supreme Court, it is possible - in fact necessary - to examine the pre-Marshall Court, and its justices, to gain a true understanding of the origins of American constitutionalism. The ten essays in this tightly edited volume were especially commissioned for the book, each by the leading authority on their particular subject. The result is a window onto the origins of the most powerful court in the world, and onto American constitutionalism itself.
Local Note:
Gift - John D. Fassett.