John Marshall and the Heroic Age of the Supreme Court / Edition 1

John Marshall and the Heroic Age of the Supreme Court / Edition 1

by R. Kent Newmyer
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Louisiana State University Press
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John Marshall and the Heroic Age of the Supreme Court / Edition 1

John Marshall (1755—1835) was arguably the most important judicial figure in American history. As the fourth chief justice of the United States Supreme Court, serving from 1801 to1835, he helped move the Court from the fringes of power to the epicenter of constitutional government. His great opinions in cases like Marbury v. Madison and McCulloch v. Maryland are still part of the working discourse of constitutional law in America. Drawing on a new and definitive edition of Marshall's papers, R. Kent Newmyer combines engaging narrative with new historiographical insights in a fresh interpretation of John Marshall's life in the law. More than the summation of Marshall's legal and institutional accomplishments, Newmyer's impressive study captures the nuanced texture of the justice's reasoning, the complexity of his mature jurisprudence, and the affinities and tensions between his system of law and the transformative age in which he lived. It substantiates Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.'s view of Marshall as the most representative figure in American law.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807132494
Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
Publication date: 04/28/2007
Series: Southern Biography Ser.
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 511
Sales rank: 610,820
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

CHAPTER ONE Young Man of the Revolution1
CHAPTER TWO Judicial Statesman in the Making: Law and
Politics in the 1790s69
CHAPTER THREE Marshall, Jefferson, and the Rise of the
Supreme Court146
CHAPTER FOUR Republican Judge as Lockean Liberal210
CHAPTER FIVE Constitutional Law for a New Nation267
CHAPTER SIX Embattled Chief322
CHAPTER SEVEN Conservative Nationalist in the Age of Jackson386
EPILOGUE A Judge for All Seasons459
Essay on the Sources487
List of Cases509

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