A Chief Justice s Progress

Author: David Scott Robarge
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 0313308586
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Bestselling author Harry Turtledove turns his attention to an epic battle that pits three Roman legions against Teutonic barbarians in a thrilling novel of Ancient Rome.

A Brave Man Stands Firm

Author: Ronald C. Zellar
Publisher: Algora Publishing
ISBN: 9780875868844
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

It has been often said that OC an institution is lengthened by the shadow of one man.OCO This is certainly true of John Marshall, who established the Supreme Court, made the judiciary a co-equal branch of government, and served as Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court from 1801OCo1835. In this book a legal expert discusses the battles over the judiciary between Chief Justice John Marshall and President Thomas Jefferson during the Jefferson Presidency. The focus is on the treason trial of Aaron Burr and the story interweaves conflicts over the Judiciary Acts, Marbury v. Madison, and impeachment. Why did Thomas Jefferson and John Marshall become such great antagonists? In the dramas between these men, President Jefferson is seen in far different light than usual. John Marshall was interested in doing whatever it would take to make the United States successful; he believed in an ordered society. Jefferson, more a philosopher and a romantic, was interested in ideas rather than order. But research reveals that, despite JeffersonOCOs reputation as a champion of civil liberties, he jumped to publicly proclaim BurrOCOs guilt -- before he was even arrested, much less indicted and tried. Jefferson was intimately involved in trial strategy, writing numerous letters to the lead prosecutor. Chief Justice John Marshall responded decisively to JeffersonOCOs efforts to influence, if not dictate to, the Judicial Branch. In fact, Chief Justice John Marshall, usually presented as a champion of property rights and commerce, ensured that the rule of law prevailed despite enormous pressures, throughout the criminal trial. Letters between Jefferson and Prosecutor George Hay, and excerpts from the trial transcript and court opinions, support the authorOCOs thesis."

The Supreme Court Justices

Author: Clare Cushman
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 9781452235349
Release Date: 2012-11-30
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The Supreme Court Justices: Illustrated Biographies, 1789–2012, Third Edition, provides a single-volume reference profiling every Supreme Court justice from John Jay through Elena Kagan. An original essay on each justice paints a vivid picture of his or her individuality as shaped by family, education, pre-Court career, and the times in which he or she lived. Each biographical essay also presents an overview of the justice’s jurisprudence, the major cases during his or her tenure, and the justice’s relationships with the other members of the Court. Essays are arranged in the order of the justices’ appointments. Lively anecdotes along with portraits, photographs, and political cartoons enrich the text and deepen readers’ understanding of the justices and the Court. The volume includes an extensive bibliography and is indexed for easy research access. New to this edition Foreword by Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. Updated essays on sitting or recently retired members of the court New biographies for Chief Justice John G. Roberts and Associate Justices Samuel A. Alito, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan A revised listing of members of the Supreme Court with appointment and confirmation dates —as new documents have come to light, the editor has reassessed the dates of service of several of the justices An updated bibliography with key sources on the Supreme Court and the justices All-new images replace nearly one fourth of the illustrations in this edition There is no better reference than this updated new volume for insightful background and dynamic commentary on the individuals who have served on the Supreme Court of the United States. This is a vital reference work for researchers, students, and others interested in the Supreme Court’s past, present, and future. Editor Clare Cushman is director of publications for the Supreme Court Historical Society, a private nonprofit organization dedicated to the collection and preservation of the history of the Supreme Court of the United States. The society accomplishes its mission by conducting educational programs of interest to legal practitioners, scholars, and the general public by supporting historical research, publishing books, journals, and electronic materials and by collecting antiques and artifacts related to the Court’s history.

John Marshall and international law

Author: Frances Howell Rudko
Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group
ISBN: UOM:39015022270519
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Rudko examines the eight years prior to John Marshall's appointment to the Supreme Court, and argues that the knowledge he brought to his 80 Court opinions involving international law was obtained in these years.

Brand of Infamy

Author: Charles Pinnegar
Publisher: Praeger Pub Text
ISBN: UVA:X004587408
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Genre: History

Reexamines the life of reform-minded Virginian governor John Buchanan Floyd, once labeled a traitor and a coward for his views and actions during the Civil War.

Purity and Hygiene

Author: David J. Pivar
Publisher: Praeger Pub Text
ISBN: UVA:X004592873
Release Date: 2002
Genre: History

The social purity movement, a national movement in the 20th century, redirected efforts against neo-regulation, a modified state regulated prostitution. New York based neo-abolitionists merged with the American Social Hygiene Association by 1910. Pushed to the margins of power, purity reformers and their feminist allies worked for broad definitions of social hygiene with environmental implications while their opponents stressed eugenics and other hereditarian thought to narrow definitions. Pivar provides a comparative perspective that permits a critical perspective on the "American Plan."

Members of the Regiment

Author: Michele J. Nacy
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313309981
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Frontier and pioneer life

Examining the lives of officers' wives who lived on the western frontier, this study challenges the notion that the western Army garrison was a male-only environment and widens the definition of frontier women to include those who experienced the west from within garrison walls.

Expectations for the Millennium

Author: Peter H. Buckingham
Publisher: Praeger Pub Text
ISBN: 0313316708
Release Date: 2002
Genre: History

Early in the 20th century, American socialists dared to dream of a future based on cooperation rather than competition. Socialism was a movement broad enough to encompass many points of view regarding the Red millennium. Socialist women, novelists, newspaper editors, and civil rights advocates, Christian socialists, and "Wobblies" strained their eyes to see a future cooperative Commonwealth. Challenging the notion that they had no concrete vision, this book examines the many ways in which early 20th century American socialists imagined their future.