Justice and Legal Change on the Shores of Lake Erie: A History of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

Justice and Legal Change on the Shores of Lake Erie: A History of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

by Paul Finkelman
     
 

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Explores the many ways that the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio has affected the region, the nation, the development of American law, and American politics.

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Explores the many ways that the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio has affected the region, the nation, the development of American law, and American politics.

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“From the Fugitive Slave Act trials in the 1850s to the draft registration resister trial in the 1980s, political activists have voiced their claims about the most salient issues of the times during their trials in federal courts. While the trial of Eugene Debs is the most well-known example discussed in the book, the stories of all the litigants in these politically charged cases are eloquent testimonies. Justice and Legal Change on the Shores of Lake Erie also provides a close-up view of the role of federal law in addressing social issues, including labor strife, race discrimination, the death penalty, and environmental damage. This book makes a significant contribution to the field of legal history.”
— Rebecca E. Zietlow, Charles W. Fornoff Professor of Law and Values at the University of Toledo College of Law, and author of Enforcing Equality: Congress, the Constitution and the Protection of Individual Rights

“All of the essays in the book are well written, a tribute not only to the skill of the authors but also, no doubt, of the editors.”
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780821420003
Publisher:
Ohio University Press
Publication date:
10/03/2012
Series:
Law Society & Politics in the Midwest Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Paul Finkelman is President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law and Public Policy at Albany Law School and Senior Fellow in the Government Law Center at Albany Law School. He is the author or editor of many articles and books, including Slavery and the Founders: Race and Liberty in the Age of Jefferson, and A March of Liberty: A Constitutional History of the United States, and coeditor (with Martin J. Hershock) of The History of Michigan Law.

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