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Keepers of the Spirits: Judicial Response to Prohibition Enforcement in Florida, 1885-1935,

Guthrie, John J.

Published by Greenwood Press, 1998
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Keepers of the Spirits: Judicial Response to Prohibition Enforcement in Florida, 1885-1935. Drawn from research in the manuscript records of the federal judiciary and the court reports of the Florida Supreme Court, this book examines how state and federal judges responded to the enforcement of local, state, and national prohibition in Florida. Upholding these measures often resulted in governmental encroachment on civil liberties; consequently, judges found themselves positioned to determine the scope of the liquor laws. As they balanced the rights of individuals with the power of the state, Florida judges acted independently of public opinion and based their rulings on precedent and citation of authority. To present the fullest picture possible, this text, while focusing on the efforts of the judges to uphold the spirit and the letter of the various liquor laws, it also considers the views of individuals who violated prohibition. (Taken from Greenwood Book News insert, which is included. Book has grey cloth boards. Issued without dust jacket. Beautiful, unread copy!. Bookseller Inventory # 212006

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Title: Keepers of the Spirits: Judicial Response to...

Publisher: Greenwood Press

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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