Supreme Court under Marshall and Taney

ISBN-10: 0882952412
ISBN-13: 9780882952413
Edition: 2nd 2006
Authors: R. Kent Newmyer
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Description: Preparing the long-awaited second edition of his well-liked text, Kent Newmyer consulted the best and most relevant of the recent scholarship on the antebellum Court, prompting him to revise important points in the story of the Court's evolution.  More...

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Book details

List price: $23.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/19/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 191
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

Preparing the long-awaited second edition of his well-liked text, Kent Newmyer consulted the best and most relevant of the recent scholarship on the antebellum Court, prompting him to revise important points in the story of the Court's evolution. Nevertheless, the revised edition of the text retains the basic format and the conceptual premise of the original: the unique contributions of the Marshall and Taney courts taken together laid the foundation for the modern institution. Understanding the Supreme Court during its formative period provides useful insights into its continued (and hotly debated) involvement in shaping American society. Seminal cases that came before the Court, such as Marbury vs Madison and Dred Scott vs Sanford are examined in detail. Besides touting a thoroughly revised bibliographical essay, the second edition of The Supreme Court under Marshall and Taney includes an entirely new bank of illustrations and an index of important cases, making it perfect as supplementary reading for the US history survey as well as courses in US legal history and the history of the Early Republic.

Foreword
Preface and Acknowledgments
The Framework of Judicial Statesmanship
Limitations on Judicial Lawmaking
The Potential of Judicial Statesmanship
The Court and The Men and Women on It
John Marshall and the Consolidation of National Power
The Struggle for Judicial Power: Marbury v. Madison
Consolidating National Power
A Philosophy of National Power
Capitalism and the Marshall Court: Judicial Review in Action
The Marshall Court, State Power, and Agrarian Capitalism
The Court and the Rise of the American Business Corporation
Retreat under Fire
The Taney Court: Democracy Captures the Citadel
King Andrew's Court
Corporations and The Court: The New Look
The Taney Court and The Commerce Clause
Continuity Versus Change: The Haunting Presence of John Marshall
The Case for Judicial Statesmanship
The Court's Time of Troubles: Slavery, Sectionalism, and War
The Court and Slavery
The Fugitive Slave Question
Slavery in the Territories
Enter Dred Scott
Pitfalls of Judicial Discretion
The War Years: The Court Survives
The Legacy of the Supreme Court under Marshall and Taney
Bibliographical Essay
Glossary of Legal Terms
The Supreme Court, 1801-1864
Index of Cases
Index

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