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Juries and Judges vs. the Law: Virginia's Provincial Legal Perspective, 1783-1828

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Juries and Judges versus the Law examines the efforts of Virginians to resist the imposition of a supreme law of the land, to be enforced by a supreme court. F. Thornton Miller looks at the law in Virginia and its connection to government and society during the period of the early Republic.

Miller gives the background to, analyzes, and interprets several key Virginia appellate court opinions and two sets of litigation that went all the way to ...

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Overview

Juries and Judges versus the Law examines the efforts of Virginians to resist the imposition of a supreme law of the land, to be enforced by a supreme court. F. Thornton Miller looks at the law in Virginia and its connection to government and society during the period of the early Republic.

Miller gives the background to, analyzes, and interprets several key Virginia appellate court opinions and two sets of litigation that went all the way to the Supreme Court.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813914862
  • Publisher: University of Virginia Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/1994
  • Series: Constitutionalism and Democracy Series
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.24 (w) x 9.28 (h) x 1.04 (d)

Meet the Author

F. Thornton Miller is Assistant Professor of History at Southwest Missouri State University. He has published a number of articles and reviews.

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Table of Contents

Tables, Map
Preface
Introduction 1
1 Against the Madisonian Round of Reform 12
2 A Power and Privilege Called Liberty and Right: Debtors and Trial by Jury 34
3 The Interposition of 1798 and the Emergence of the Old Republicans 47
4 A Shield of Liberty: Pendleton's and Roane's Court of Appeals 63
5 The Fairfax Litigation: A Model in Anti-Constitutional Law 74
6 Against the "Era of Good Feelings" Round of Reform 87
7 Virginia's Plea for a Separate Realm 113
Notes 123
Bibliography 141
Index 163
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