The Waite Court: Justices, Rulings, and Legacy

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The Waite Court: Justices, Rulings, and Legacy presents a fresh interpretation of the Supreme Court under the tenure of Chief Justice Morrison Remick Waite (1874–1888). An in-depth analysis of key decisions demonstrates how the Waite Court confronted such profound issues as the post-Civil War rights of African Americans and state regulations intended to cope with rampant industrialization.

Highlighting the Court's most famous decision, Munn v. Illinois, which upheld legislation regulating railroad and grain elevator rates, this careful analysis also reviews the Court's unique involvement in the 1876 presidential election electoral predicament. Profiles of the 15 justices who served on the Waite Court include extensive descriptions of the five that rank among the most outstanding justices ever to serve on the Supreme Court.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781576078297
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/12/2003
  • Series: ABC-CLIO Supreme Court Handbooks Series
  • Pages: 368
  • Age range: 12 - 18 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

Series Foreword
Pt. 1 Justices, Rulings, and Legacy 1
1 The Waite Court and the Period 3
2 The Justices 55
3 Major Decisions 145
4 Legacy and Impact 221
Pt. 2 Reference Materials 255
Key People, Laws, and Events 257
Chronology 285
Table of Cases 293
Glossary 299
Annotated Bibliography 309
Index 329
About the Author 351
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