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Author Casto, William R., 1946-

Title The Supreme Court in the early republic : the chief justiceships of John Jay and Oliver Ellsworth / by William R. Casto
Published Columbia, S.C. : University of South Carolina Press, [1995]
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Description 1 online resource (xxv, 267 pages) : portraits
Series Chief justiceships of the United States Supreme Court
Chief justiceships of the United States Supreme Court.
Contents Creating the court -- The Judiciary Act of 1789 -- Selecting the justices and initial operations -- A national security court -- National security and federal criminal law -- Nonjudicial activities -- The Constitution and state sovereignty -- The Court and the Constitution -- An assessment
Summary Professor Casto takes the reader to the very beginnings of the Supreme Court, pre-Marbury v. Madison. In doing so, he focuses most upon the Chief Justiceship of Oliver Ellsworth showing that while the Supreme Court of the early republic was not a cohesive body, that its lessons can be applied to today's problems
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Ellsworth, Oliver, 1745-1807.
Jay, John, 1745-1829.
United States. Supreme Court -- History -- 18th century.
Political questions and judicial power -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1783-1809.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book