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Title Seriatim : the Supreme Court before John Marshall / edited by Scott Douglas Gerber.

Imprint New York : New York University Press, 1998.

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Description 1 online resource (xi, 362 pages)
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Summary "Seldom has American law seen a more towering figure than Chief Justice John Marshall. Indeed, Marshall is almost universally regarded as the 'father of the Supreme Court' and 'the jurist who started it all.' 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 his or her particular subject. They examine such influential justices as John Jay, John Rutledge, William Cushing, James Wilson, John Blair, James Iredell, William Paterson, Samuel Chase, Oliver Ellsworth, and Bushrod Washington. The result is a fascinating window onto the origins of the most powerful court in the world, and on American constitutionalism itself."--JSTOR website (viewed March 7, 2017).
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 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.
Note Print version record.
Subject United States. Supreme Court -- History -- 18th century.
United States. Supreme Court. (OCoLC)fst00529481
Judges -- United States -- Biography.
Judicial review -- United States -- History.
Law -- Political aspects -- History.
LAW -- Government -- Federal.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Lawyers & Judges.
Judges. (OCoLC)fst00984490
Judicial review. (OCoLC)fst00984727
Law -- Political aspects. (OCoLC)fst00993795
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term 1700-1799
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
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Added Author Gerber, Scott Douglas, 1961-
Other Form: Print version: Seriatim. New York : New York University Press, 1998 0814731147 (DLC) 98009056 (OCoLC)38752951
ISBN 0585349819 (electronic bk.)
9780585349817 (electronic bk.)
9780814738573 (electronic bk.)
0814738575 (electronic bk.)
0814731147 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780814731147 (cloth ; alk. paper)

 
    
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