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John Marshall and the Heroic Age of the Supreme Court

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 interpretati
eBook, English, 2001
LSU Press, Baton Rouge, 2001
collective biographies
1 online resource (548 pages)
9780807149232, 9780807127018, 9780807132494, 0807149233, 0807127019, 0807132497
Cover; Contents; Illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgments; CHAPTER ONE: Young Man of the Revolution; CHAPTER TWO: Judicial Statesman in the Making: Law and Politics in the 1790s; CHAPTER THREE: Marshall, Jefferson, and the Rise of the Supreme Court; CHAPTER FOUR: Republican Judge as Lockean Liberal; CHAPTER FIVE: Constitutional Law for a New Nation; CHAPTER SIX: Embattled Chief; CHAPTER SEVEN: Conservative Nationalist in the Age of Jackson; EPILOGUE: A Judge for All Seasons; Essay on the Sources; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; V; W; X; Y; List of Cases Access provided by Berkeley Law Library Free eBook from the Internet Archive Additional information and access via Open Library