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The Resource The role of circuit courts in the formation of United States law in the early Republic : following Supreme Court Justices Washington, Livingston, Story, and Thompson, David Lynch

The role of circuit courts in the formation of United States law in the early Republic : following Supreme Court Justices Washington, Livingston, Story, and Thompson, David Lynch

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The role of circuit courts in the formation of United States law in the early Republic : following Supreme Court Justices Washington, Livingston, Story, and Thompson
Title
The role of circuit courts in the formation of United States law in the early Republic
Title remainder
following Supreme Court Justices Washington, Livingston, Story, and Thompson
Statement of responsibility
David Lynch
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"While scholars have rightly focused on the importance of the landmark opinions of the United States Supreme Court and its Chief Justice, John Marshall, in the rise in influence of the court in the early republic, the crucial role of the circuit courts in the development of a uniform system of federal law across the nation has largely been ignored. This book highlights the contribution of four Associate Justices-Washington, Livingston, Story, and Thompson-as presiding judges of their respective circuit courts during the Marshall era in order to establish that in those early years federal law grew from the 'inferior courts' upwards rather than down from the Supreme Court. It covers 1800 mainly circuit opinions and over 2000 original letters, which reveal the sources of law upon which the justices drew, and their efforts through correspondence to achieve consistency across the circuits. The documents examined present insights into momentous social, political, and economic issues facing the Union, and they demonstrate how these justices dealt with them on circuit. Particular attention is paid to the different ways in which each justice contributed to the shaping of United States law on circuit and on the court and, in the case of Justices Livingston and Thompson, also during their time on the New York State Supreme Court."--
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Lynch, David
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • United States
  • Washington, Bushrod
  • Livingston, Brockholst
  • Story, Joseph
  • Thompson, Smith
  • Livingston, Brockholst
  • Story, Joseph
  • Thompson, Smith
  • Washington, Bushrod
  • United States
  • Circuit courts
  • Law
  • United States
  • Circuit courts
  • Employees
  • Law
  • United States
Label
The role of circuit courts in the formation of United States law in the early Republic : following Supreme Court Justices Washington, Livingston, Story, and Thompson, David Lynch
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 206-218) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Supreme Court Justices and the circuit experiment -- The federal circuit courts : shaping local and national justice for an emerging Republic -- Bushrod Washington : the role of precedent and the preservation of vested interests -- Henry Brockholst Livingston : consolidating mercantile law -- Joseph Story : admiralty expertise and the importation of common law -- Justice Smith Thompson : promoting commerce, state sovereignty, and the protection of the Cherokee Nation
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 233 pages
Isbn
9781509910854
Lccn
2017048784
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other control number
99975779969
System control number
(OCoLC)1004761977
Label
The role of circuit courts in the formation of United States law in the early Republic : following Supreme Court Justices Washington, Livingston, Story, and Thompson, David Lynch
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 206-218) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Supreme Court Justices and the circuit experiment -- The federal circuit courts : shaping local and national justice for an emerging Republic -- Bushrod Washington : the role of precedent and the preservation of vested interests -- Henry Brockholst Livingston : consolidating mercantile law -- Joseph Story : admiralty expertise and the importation of common law -- Justice Smith Thompson : promoting commerce, state sovereignty, and the protection of the Cherokee Nation
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 233 pages
Isbn
9781509910854
Lccn
2017048784
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other control number
99975779969
System control number
(OCoLC)1004761977

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