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Troubled Beginnings of the Modern State, 1888-1910

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ISBN-10: 052186027X

ISBN-13: 9780521860277

Edition: 2006

Authors: Owen M. Fiss, Stanley N. Katz

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A highly interpretive and eminently readable study of the Supreme Court during the period in which Melvin Fuller was Chief Justice, offering a complete account of the cases the Court saw during one of the most tumultuous times in U.S. history. The legacy of the Supreme Court at the turn of the century has largely been negative: decisions such as Lochner v. New York (1905), Pollock v. Farmers' Loan & Trust Co. (1895), In re Debs (1895), and Plessy v. Ferguson have been seen by subsequent generations of lawyers and judges as embodying a judicial method and philosophy that should be avoided at all costs. This book places these decisions in their historical context. It rejects the crude…    
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Book details

List price: $118.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/15/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 446
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.738

Illustrations
Foreword
Editor's Foreword
The Legacy of Negative Examples
Legitimacy and History
The Identity of the Institution
Class Conflict and the Supreme Court
Debs and the Maintenance of Public Order
Pollock-The Redistributive Function Denied
The Response to Progressivism
Preface to Part Three
The Antitrust Campaign
Labor Legislation and the Theory of Lochner
Rate Regulation: The Assault on Munn v. Illinois
The Concept of the Nation
The American Empire?
Federalism and Liberty
Liberty Dishonored
Preface to Part Five
The Chinese Cases: Citizenship and the Claims of Procedure
The Early Free Speech Cases
Plessy, Alas
Conclusion
The End of a Tradition?
Acknowledgments
Table of Cases
Index