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Gibbons v. Ogden, Law, and Society in the Early Republic

Gibbons v. Ogden, Law, and Society in the Early Republic

  • Author: Thomas H. Cox
  • Publisher: Ohio University Press
  • ISBN: 082144333X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 264
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Gibbons v. Ogden, Law, and Society in the Early Republic examines a landmark decision in American jurisprudence, the first Supreme Court case to deal with the thorny legal issue of interstate commerce. Decided in 1824, Gibbons v. Ogden arose out of litigation between owners of rival steamboat lines over passenger and freight routes between the neighboring states of New York and New Jersey. But what began as a local dispute over the right to ferry the paying public from the New Jersey shore to New York City soon found its way into John Marshall’s court and constitutional history. The case is consistently ranked as one of the twenty most significant Supreme Court decisions and is still taught in constitutional law courses, cited in state and federal cases, and quoted in articles on constitutional, business, and technological history. Gibbons v. Ogden initially attracted enormous public attention because it involved the development of a new and sensational form of technology. To early Americans, steamboats were floating symbols of progress—cheaper and quicker transportation that could bring goods to market and refinement to the backcountry. A product of the rough-and-tumble world of nascent capitalism and legal innovation, the case became a landmark decision that established the supremacy of federal regulation of interstate trade, curtailed states’ rights, and promoted a national market economy. The case has been invoked by prohibitionists, New Dealers, civil rights activists, and social conservatives alike in debates over federal regulation of issues ranging from labor standards to gun control. This lively study fills in the social and political context in which the case was decided—the colorful and fascinating personalities, the entrepreneurial spirit of the early republic, and the technological breakthroughs that brought modernity to the masses.

Historical Dictionary of the Early American Republic

Historical Dictionary of the Early American Republic

  • Author: Richard Buel Jr.,Jeffers Lennox
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1442262990
  • Category: History
  • Page: 532
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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of the Early American Republic contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about American history.

Do Great Cases Make Bad Law?

Do Great Cases Make Bad Law?

  • Author: Lackland H. Bloom, Jr.
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199366896
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 472
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"Great cases like hard cases make bad law" declared Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. in his dissenting opinion in the Northern Securities antitrust case of 1904. His maxim argues that those cases which ascend to the Supreme Court of the United States by virtue of their national importance, interest, or other extreme circumstance, make for poor bases upon which to construct a general law. Frequently, such cases catch the public's attention because they raise important legal issues, and they become landmark decisions from a doctrinal standpoint. Yet from a practical perspective, great cases could create laws poorly suited for far less publicly tantalizing but far more common situations. In Do Great Cases Make Bad Law?, Lackland H. Bloom, Jr. tests Justice Holmes' dictum by analyzing in detail the history of the Supreme Court's great cases, from Marbury v. Madison in 1803, to National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act case, in 2012. He treats each case with its own chapter, and explains why the Court found a case compelling, how the background and historical context affected the decision and its place in constitutional law and history, how academic scholarship has treated the case, and how the case integrates with and reflects off of Justice Holmes' famous statement. In doing so, Professor Bloom draws on the whole of the Supreme Court's decisional history to form an intricate scholarly understanding of the holistic significance of the Court's reasoning in American constitutional law.

The Encyclopedia of the Wars of the Early American Republic, 1783–1812: A Political, Social, and Military History [3 volumes]

The Encyclopedia of the Wars of the Early American Republic, 1783–1812: A Political, Social, and Military History [3 volumes]

A Political, Social, and Military History

  • Author: Spencer C. Tucker
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1598841572
  • Category: History
  • Page: 1067
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Relatively little attention has been paid to American military history between 1783 and 1812—arguably the most formative years of the United States. This encyclopedia fills the void in existing literature and provides greater understanding of how the nation evolved during this era. • Offers comprehensive, accessible, in-depth information and analyses in a format that lends itself to quick and easy use for readers from the high school level to senior scholars researching the field • Provides in-depth coverage of the Tripolitan War, key weapons, major battles, and Native Americans and Native American tribes

Gibbons V. Ogden

Gibbons V. Ogden

John Marshall, Steamboats, and the Commerce Clause

  • Author: Herbert Alan Johnson
  • Publisher: Landmark Law Cases & American
  • ISBN: 9780700617340
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 198
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Chronicles one of the most famous and frequently-cited cases of the early Supreme Court. Shows its impact on both commerce in the Early Republic and the understanding and growth of federal power during the past 200 years.

John Marshall

John Marshall

Definer of a Nation

  • Author: Jean Edward Smith
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
  • ISBN: 1466862319
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 752
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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 Chicago Legal News

The Chicago Legal News

A Journal of Legal Intelligence

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Law
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Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story

Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story

Statesman of the Old Republic

  • Author: R. Kent Newmyer
  • Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
  • ISBN: 0807864021
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 512
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The primary founder and guiding spirit of the Harvard Law School and the most prolific publicist of the nineteenth century, Story served as a member of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1811 to 1845. His attitudes and goals as lawyer, politician, judge, and legal educator were founded on the republican values generated by the American Revolution. Story's greatest objective was to fashion a national jurisprudence that would carry the American people into the modern age without losing those values.

Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1922 ...

Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1922 ...

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The code of civil procedure. The code of criminal procedure. The constitutions of the United States and South Carolina and rules of courts

The code of civil procedure. The code of criminal procedure. The constitutions of the United States and South Carolina and rules of courts

  • Author: South Carolina
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Law
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