Foundations of Power: John Marshall, 1801-1815 is the second volume of the Oliver Wendell Holmes Devise History of the Supreme Court of the United Sates. The volume covers the beginnings of the Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Marshall and surveys the first fourteen years of John Marshall's tenure. The authors describe the judicial business transacted by the chief justice and the ten Associate Justices with whom he served during those years. They argue that John Marshall's great accomplishment as Chief Justice was to establish the rule of law as the basis of the Supreme Court's jurisprudence. The book chronicles how, by becoming "a bulwark of an identifiable rule of law as distinct from the accommodations of politics," the relatively feeble institution of the 1790s moved toward the authoritative Marshall Court of 1819.
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Foundations of Power is the second volume of the Oliver Wendell Holmes Devise History of the Supreme Court of the United Sates. It covers the beginnings of the Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Marshall and surveys the first fourteen years of John Marshall's tenure at the Court.About the Author:
George Lee Haskins (1915-1991) was Algernon Sydney Biddle Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He wrote more than 80 articles and authored several books, including his magisterial Law and Authority in Early Massachusetts (1960). Earlier, Haskins authored Estates Arising from the Marriage Relationship and Their Characteristics (1952), The Growth of English Representative Government (1948), and The Statute of York and the Interest of the Commons (1935), and he co-authored the Pennsylvania Fiduciary Guide (1957).
Herbert A. Johnson is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Law at the University of South Carolina School of Law. He is the author of numerous articles and books, including The Chief Justiceship of John Marshall, 1801-1935 (1997); American Legal and Constitutional History: Cases and Materials (1994); John Jay, Colonial Lawyer (1989); and Essays on New York Colonial Legal History (1981). Most recently, he authored Wingless Eagle: U.S. Army Aviation through World War I (2001).
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Book Description Macmillan Library Reference, 1981. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0025413600