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Author Harrington, Matthew P., 1959-

Title Jay and Ellsworth, the first courts : justices, rulings and legacy / Matthew P. Harrington
Published Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, Inc., 2008


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Description xvi, 305 pages ; 26 cm
Contents 1. The Supreme Court in the Early Republic -- 2. The Justices -- 3. Cases and Controversies -- 4. Legacy and Impact -- Key People, Laws, and Events
Summary "Jay and Ellsworth, The First Courts: Justices, Rulings, and Legacy is an exploration of the critical early chapters in the history of the Supreme Court from 1789 to 1801. It was an era in which the Court made fundamental rulings on disputes between the state and federal governments, the conduct of American foreign policy, and the power of the national government to prosecute criminal offenses, all while establishing its own independence from the legislative and executive brunches of the government."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-295) and index
Subject Jay, John, 1745-1829.
Ellsworth, Oliver, 1745-1807.
United States. Supreme Court -- History.
Constitutional law -- United States.
Judges -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
LC no. 2008009349
ISBN 9781576078419 (hard copy : alk. paper)