Liberty under Law The Supreme Court in American Life

ISBN-10: 0801835968
ISBN-13: 9780801835964
Edition: 1988
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Description: Liberty under Law is a concise and readable history of the U.S. Supreme Court, from its antecedents in colonial and British legal tradition to the present.

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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 1988
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 3/1/1988
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Liberty under Law is a concise and readable history of the U.S. Supreme Court, from its antecedents in colonial and British legal tradition to the present.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction: The United States Supreme Court and American Constitutionalism
"The province and duty of the judicial department"" The Origins of American Constitutionalism
"It is a constitution we are expounding": The Court under Chief Justice Marshall
"A constitution intended to endure for ages to come": Democracy, Slavery, and Capitalism before the Taney Court
"A constitution adapted to the various crises of human affairs": Civil War, Reconstruction, and the Rights of Black People
"To pass the line which circumscribes the judicial department": The Formalist Era, 1873-1937
"A government entrusted with such ample powers": Foreign Affairs, Executive Authority, and the Court
"A superior, paramount law": Substantive Equal Protection
"The very essence of judicial duty": Substantive Due Process
Glossary
Recommended Readings
Index

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