Search Results for "the-supreme-court-under-marshall-and-taney"

The Supreme Court in United States History

The Supreme Court in United States History

  • Author: Charles Warren
  • Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
  • ISBN: 161640518X
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 576
  • View: 7664
DOWNLOAD NOW »
The Supreme Court in United States History is a three-volume history of the U.S. Supreme Court, detailing its establishment, the major cases reviewed and decided by the Court, the historical events surrounding cases and decisions, and the effects that Supreme Court decisions had on the public. Author Charles Warren often references newspaper and magazine articles and letters in an attempt to capture the spirit of the times. Written with one eye on the Court and one eye on people, The Supreme Court in United States History was "an attempt to revivify the important cases decided by the Court and to picture the Court itself from year to year in its contemporary setting." Volume II describes Supreme Court History from 1821-1855, including International and Constitutional law, Judiciary Reform, the Steamboat Monopoly Case, Virginia and Kentucky vs. the Supreme Court, the Cherokee cases, the rule of Chief Justices Marshall and Taney, and Slavery. CHARLES WARREN (1868-1954) was an American legal historian and lawyer. Warren graduated from Harvard University and Harvard Law School, and received his Doctorate from Columbia University. In 1894, he founded the Immigration Restriction League with fellow Harvard graduates Prescott Hall and Robert DeCourcy Ward. He authored several legal history books, including A History of the American Bar, The Supreme Court in United States History, and The Making of the Constitution, and won the Pulitzer Prize for History in 1923. Warren was the Assistant Attorney General from 1914 to 1918 during Woodrow Wilson's Presidency and drafted the Espionage Act of 1917.

The Taney Court

The Taney Court

Justices, Rulings, and Legacy

  • Author: Timothy S. Huebner
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1576073688
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 288
  • View: 5605
DOWNLOAD NOW »
An exploration of the US Supreme Court under Roger Taney during an era of dramatic selectionism, slavery and civil war. Included is a survey of the historical period and an examination of the decisions reached in the court's most important cases.

The Supreme Court in American Society

The Supreme Court in American Society

Equal Justice Under Law

  • Author: Kermit Hall
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 9780815337577
  • Category: History
  • Page: 788
  • View: 3747
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Readable and information-filled, The Supreme Court in American Society is a valuable reference for students of law and history alike."--Jacket.

The Treason Trial of Aaron Burr

The Treason Trial of Aaron Burr

Law, Politics, and the Character Wars of the New Nation

  • Author: R. Kent Newmyer
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107022185
  • Category: History
  • Page: 226
  • View: 8195
DOWNLOAD NOW »
The Burr trial pitted Marshall, Jefferson and Burr in a dramatic three-way contest that left a permanent mark on the new nation.

John Marshall

John Marshall

Definer of a Nation

  • Author: Jean Edward Smith
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
  • ISBN: 1466862319
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 752
  • View: 964
DOWNLOAD NOW »
A New York Times Notable Book of 1996 It was in tolling the death of Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall in 1835 that the Liberty Bell cracked, never to ring again. An apt symbol of the man who shaped both court and country, whose life "reads like an early history of the United States," as the Wall Street Journal noted, adding: Jean Edward Smith "does an excellent job of recounting the details of Marshall's life without missing the dramatic sweep of the history it encompassed."

The Revolutionary Constitution

The Revolutionary Constitution

  • Author: David J. Bodenhamer
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 019991303X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 296
  • View: 7573
DOWNLOAD NOW »
The framers of the Constitution chose their words carefully when they wrote of a more perfect union--not absolutely perfect, but with room for improvement. Indeed, we no longer operate under the same Constitution as that ratified in 1788, or even the one completed by the Bill of Rights in 1791--because we are no longer the same nation. In The Revolutionary Constitution, David J. Bodenhamer provides a comprehensive new look at America's basic law, integrating the latest legal scholarship with historical context to highlight how it has evolved over time. The Constitution, he notes, was the product of the first modern revolution, and revolutions are, by definition, moments when the past shifts toward an unfamiliar future, one radically different from what was foreseen only a brief time earlier. In seeking to balance power and liberty, the framers established a structure that would allow future generations to continually readjust the scale. Bodenhamer explores this dynamic through seven major constitutional themes: federalism, balance of powers, property, representation, equality, rights, and security. With each, he takes a historical approach, following their changes over time. For example, the framers wrote multiple protections for property rights into the Constitution in response to actions by state governments after the Revolution. But twentieth-century courts--and Congress--redefined property rights through measures such as zoning and the designation of historical landmarks (diminishing their commercial value) in response to the needs of a modern economy. The framers anticipated just such a future reworking of their own compromises between liberty and power. With up-to-the-minute legal expertise and a broad grasp of the social and political context, this book is a tour de force of Constitutional history and analysis.

A History of the Supreme Court

A History of the Supreme Court

  • Author: Bernard Schwartz
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780195093872
  • Category: History
  • Page: 465
  • View: 7962
DOWNLOAD NOW »
A comprehensive history of the United States Supreme Court from its ill-esteemed beginning in 1790 to one of the most important and controversial branches of the Federal government.

Ideas Are Weapons

Ideas Are Weapons

The History and Uses of Ideas

  • Author: Max Lerner
  • Publisher: Transaction Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781412825788
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 553
  • View: 9134
DOWNLOAD NOW »

The Supreme Court

The Supreme Court

A Concise History

  • Author: Robert W. Langran,Robert Langran
  • Publisher: Peter Lang
  • ISBN: 9780820461625
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 149
  • View: 933
DOWNLOAD NOW »
This essential historical overview begins by noting that the Supreme Court is -arguably the least known and understood of the three branches of government-. Robert W. Langran's innovative approach will do much to provide students with a good understanding of the changing role and accomplishments of the Court from its inception to its latest decisions. This book discusses the most important decisions of the Court in chronological rather than topical order, illustrating how the cases fit into an historical timeframe as well as what roles the most influential justices played. In an easy, conversational style, Robert W. Langran discusses how the Court was formed, how justices are selected, how the Court selects its cases, and the broad shifts of the Court with regard to doctrine and attention to the popular and governmental interests of each period. Students gain important insights into why each Court voted the way it did and how those decisions influenced the votes of future Courts. "The Supreme Court," an excellent supplementary text for undergraduate classes in American government and American history, as well as introductory classes in political science, contains useful appendixes listing all justices and all cases discussed."

Great Justices of the Supreme Court

Great Justices of the Supreme Court

  • Author: Nathan Aaseng
  • Publisher: Oliver PressInc
  • ISBN: 9781881508014
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 160
  • View: 7277
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Profiles eight notable justices of the United States Supreme Court and landmark cases in which each was involved: John Marshall, Roger Taney, John Harlan, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Louis Brandeis, Charles Evans Hughes, Hugo Black, Earl Warren.

"Times Are Altered with Us"

American Indians from First Contact to the New Republic

  • Author: Roger M. Carpenter
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118733150
  • Category: History
  • Page: 312
  • View: 3815
DOWNLOAD NOW »
"Times Are Altered with Us": American Indians from Contact to the New Republic offers a concise and engaging introduction to the turbulent 300-year-period of the history of Native Americans and their interactions with Europeans—and then Americans—from 1492 to 1800. Considers the interactions of American Indians at many points of "First Contact" across North America, from the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific and Atlantic Coasts Explores the early years of contact, trade, reciprocity, and colonization, from initial engagement of different Indian and European peoples—Spanish, French, Dutch, English, and Russian—up to the start of tenuous and stormy relations with the new American government Charts the rapid decline in American Indian populations due to factors including epidemic Old World diseases, genocide and warfare by explorers and colonists, tribal warfare, and the detrimental effects of resource ruination and displacement from traditional lands Features a completely up-to-date synthesis of the literature of the field Incorporates useful student features, including maps, illustrations, and a comprehensive and evaluative Bibliographical Essay Written in an engaging style by an expert in Native American history and designed for use in both the U.S. history survey as well as dedicated courses in Native American studies

When Labels Fail

When Labels Fail

POLITICS, VALUES, AND IDEOLOGY ON THE SUPREME COURT

  • Author: C.B. Shotwell
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1450081282
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 217
  • View: 7470
DOWNLOAD NOW »
WHEN LABELS FAIL: A PARADOXICAL VIEW OF THE SUPREME COURT As in recent actions of the Supreme Court concerning same sex marriage and the Affordable Care Act, don ́t be surprised when pundits and ideologues fail at predictions regarding pending decisions of the Court. This book explains why so many get it wrong so often. At root cause are erroneous preconceptions about the Court. "I ́m not big on labels" replied retiring Associate Justice John Paul Stevens during an interview concerning changing blocs on the Supreme Court. “I don’t use labels to describe what I do” is how Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor responded during her confirmation hearing when a senator sought to categorize her judicial philosophy. Simplistic labels for the justices have repeatedly misled Presidents, Senators, lawyers, and pundits with regard to the performance of justices on the Supreme Court. Despite best efforts to predict behavior of nominees for the Court, the justices defied political categorization, such as: • The Virginia lawyer who lost his states’ rights case before the Supreme Court, but went on to support Federalist Party causes as Chief Justice. • The ex-Federalist Party politician and Secretary of the Treasury who as Chief Justice strongly supported states’ rights. • The esteemed Massachusetts justice who outraged the progressive president who nominated him to the Court by voting to strike down key anti-trust legislation. • The co-founder of the American Civil Liberties Union who shocked former colleagues by consistently voting to curtail civil liberties and civil rights in cases before the Court. • The staunch New Deal supporter who over his long tenure on the Court came to favor individual rights and liberties over governmental power. • The former Ku Klux Klan member who helped forge a unanimous Court ruling in the seminal decision against racial segregation. • Appointed by a liberal Democratic president, the justice who steadfastly supported law and order, the right to life, and other conservative causes. • An originalist whose conservative methodology frequently leads to liberal results. This book explores the origin of the separation of powers doctrine, how the Constitution created a judiciary designed to stand apart from the “political” branches of government, and how justices have asserted independence as a third branch of government from John Jay to John Roberts. For more information, go to: www.courtpolitics.weebly.com

Without Precedent

Without Precedent

Chief Justice John Marshall and His Times

  • Author: Joel Richard Paul
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1594488231
  • Category: LAW
  • Page: 512
  • View: 6960
DOWNLOAD NOW »
The remarkable story of John Marshall who, as chief justice, statesman, and diplomat, played a pivotal role in the founding of the United States. No member of America's Founding Generation had a greater impact on the Constitution and the Supreme Court than John Marshall, and no one did more to preserve the delicate unity of the fledgling United States. From the nation's founding in 1776 and for the next forty years, Marshall was at the center of every political battle. As Chief Justice of the United States - the longest-serving in history - he established the independence of the judiciary and the supremacy of the federal Constitution and courts. As the leading Federalist in Virginia, he rivaled his cousin Thomas Jefferson in influence. As a diplomat and secretary of state, he defended American sovereignty against France and Britain, counseled President John Adams, and supervised the construction of the city of Washington. D.C. This is the astonishing true story of how a rough-cut frontiersman - born in Virginia in 1755 and with little formal education - invented himself as one of the nation's preeminent lawyers and politicians who then reinvented the Constitution to forge a stronger nation. Without Precedent is the engrossing account of the life and times of this exceptional man, who with cunning, imagination, and grace shaped America's future as he held together the Supreme Court, the Constitution, and the country itself.

Origins of the Dred Scott Case

Origins of the Dred Scott Case

Jacksonian Jurisprudence and the Supreme Court, 1837-1857

  • Author: Austin Allen
  • Publisher: University of Georgia Press
  • ISBN: 0820336645
  • Category: History
  • Page: 288
  • View: 3740
DOWNLOAD NOW »
The Supreme Court's 1857 Dred Scott decision denied citizenship to African Americans and enabled slavery's westward expansion. It has long stood as a grievous instance of justice perverted by sectional politics. Austin Allen finds that the outcome of Dred Scott hinged not on a single issue—slavery—but on a web of assumptions, agendas, and commitments held collectively and individually by Chief Justice Roger B. Taney and his colleagues. Allen carefully tracks arguments made by Taney Court justices in more than 1,600 reported cases in the two decades prior to Dred Scott and in its immediate aftermath. By showing us the political, professional, ideological, and institutional contexts in which the Taney Court worked, Allen reveals that Dred Scott was not simply a victory for the Court's prosouthern faction. It was instead an outgrowth of Jacksonian jurisprudence, an intellectual system that charged the Court with protecting slavery, preserving both federal power and state sovereignty, promoting economic development, and securing the legal foundations of an emerging corporate order—all at the same time. Here is a wealth of new insight into the internal dynamics of the Taney Court and the origins of its most infamous decision.

Onkel Tom's Hütte

Onkel Tom's Hütte

  • Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American fiction
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 3153
DOWNLOAD NOW »

The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States

The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States

  • Author: Kermit L. Hall,James W. Ely,Joel B. Grossman
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN: 0195176618
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 1239
  • View: 965
DOWNLOAD NOW »
The second edition of this authoritative guide on the impact of the Supreme Court's decisions on American society includes updated entries on key cases over the past thirteen years, as well as a fully revised treatment of areas of constitutional law.

The Supreme Court, A to Z

The Supreme Court, A to Z

  • Author: Kenneth Jost
  • Publisher: C Q Press Library Reference
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 584
  • View: 8595
DOWNLOAD NOW »
This comprehensive, alphabetical encyclopedia of 300+ easy-to-read essays is the perfect first resource for anyone who wants reliable information or background material on the significant decisions of the Supreme Court, the history of the Court, the justices, the powers of the Court, and how the institution has evolved from its origins to the present.

The Chase Court : Justices, Rulings, and Legacy

The Chase Court : Justices, Rulings, and Legacy

  • Author: Jonathan Lurie,Salmon Portland Chase
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1576078213
  • Category: History
  • Page: 247
  • View: 4281
DOWNLOAD NOW »
A revealing examination of the Supreme Court's justices and their "cautiously moderate" jurisprudence during the ten-year tenure of Chief Justice Salmon Portland Chase. * A–Z entries include the significant rulings involving Reconstruction and restoration of the Union such as Ex parte Milligan (1866), the Test Oath Cases (1867), Ex parte McCardle (1868), and Texas v. White (1869) * An analysis of the historical impact and continuing legacy of decisions such as the Court's narrow interpretation of the 14th Amendment in the famous Slaughterhouse Cases

The Supreme Court Justices

The Supreme Court Justices

A Biographical Dictionary

  • Author: Emeritus Professor of History and Public Policy Melvin Urofsky,Melvin Urofsky
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136747478
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 586
  • View: 4761
DOWNLOAD NOW »
First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Priestly Tribe

The Priestly Tribe

The Supreme Court's Image in the American Mind

  • Author: Barbara Ann Perry
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780275965990
  • Category: History
  • Page: 169
  • View: 2840
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Examines how the Supreme Court has successfully maintained a lofty public image.