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Roger B. Taney: Jacksonian Jurist

Roger B. Taney: Jacksonian Jurist

by Charles W. Smith


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Smith describes the political ideas of Chief Justice Taney and discusses his contributions to American constitutional law. Taney is revealed as a socially minded jurist who believed in the power of the whole people to regulate the affairs of life for the common good. As a political leader, Taney belongs in the democratic line that runs from Jefferson to Franklin D. Roosevelt; as a jurist he is a forerunner of Holmes and Brandeis. Originally published in 1936.

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ISBN-13: 9781469609317
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 03/01/2013
Edition description: 1
Pages: 255
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.80(d)

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