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The Eighteenth-Century Background Of John Marshall's Constitutional Jurisprudence, William E. Nelson Jan 1978

The Eighteenth-Century Background Of John Marshall's Constitutional Jurisprudence, William E. Nelson

Faculty Scholarship Series

Between John Marshall's appointment to the Supreme Court in
1801 and Andrew Jackson's inauguration as President in 1829, the
Marshall Court declared one congressional act unconstitutional and
invalidated state statutes in fourteen cases. Among these cases were
many of Marshall's major judicial opinions, including Marbury v.
Madison Fletcher v. Peck, McCulloch v. Maryland,s Trustees of
Dartmouth College v. Woodward, and Gibbons v. Ogden.
Marshall's constitutional cases have been of enduring significance
and have generated widespread scholarly debate. Perhaps the
single issue that has most divided scholars is whether the great Chief
Justice should be understood ...


Legal And Constitutional History, William E. Nelson Jan 1978

Legal And Constitutional History, William E. Nelson

Faculty Scholarship Series

Since the publication of the last Legal and Constitutional Histo, survey
two years ago, the field has seen an extraordinary outpouring of
significant literature. In part, the literature was a product of the bicentennial
celebration. The University of Pennsylvania Law Review, the
Virginia Law Review, the De Paul Law Review, and even the Public
Contract Law Journal published bicentennial issues, each of which contained
several historical articles. In addition, the Law and Society Review
published a two-issue Festschrift in honor of the retirement of the
preeminent legal historian of the last three decades, James Willard Hurst. These special issues, together ...