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Vignettes of legal history

Vignettes of legal history

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Edition Details

  • Creator or Attribution (Responsibility): Julius J. Marke
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): New Jersey
  • Publication Information: South Hackensack, N.J. : Rothman, 1965
  • Publication Type (Medium): Trials, litigation, etc, Cases
  • Type: Book
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Online version: Marke, Julius J. Vignettes of legal history. South Hackensack, N.J.: Rothman, 1965 (OCoLC)610201323

Short Description

XV, 337 pages : ILlustrations, portraits ; 23 cm

Purpose and Intended Audience

Useful for students learning an area of law, Vignettes of legal history is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Publisher: Rothman
  • Responsable Person: by Julius J. Marke ; with an introduction by Bernard Schwartz.
  • Publication Date: 1965
  • Country/State: New Jersey
  • Number of Editions: 16 editions
  • First edition Date: 1965
  • Last edition Date: 2000
  • General Notes: Includes index.
  • Languages: English
  • Library of Congress Code: KF4541
  • Dewey Code: 340.09
  • OCLC: 414652

Main Contents

Marbury v. Madison : How Chief Justice Marshall confronted by a political dilemma, adroitly extablished the constitutional doctrine of judicial review
The Saga of Gideon Olmsted
Privateer : Of a tireless litigant, who was instrumental in securing the supremacy of the federal judiciary over the states (U.S. v. Peters)
McCulloch v. Maryland : The story of a cause celebre which resolved the constitutional issue of a national power versus state sovereignty
The Reporter and the Supreme Court : The birth pangs of Supreme Court reporting and how they affected the law of copyright (Wheaton v. Peters)
The Dorr Revolution : The Civil War in Rhode Island over universal suffrage ; A non-justiciable political question? (Luther v. Borden)
The Dred Scott Case : In which the Supreme Court imposed a political judgment and committed its greatest blunder
Lincoln and Civil Liberties : Part I. Ex Parte Merryman
Does a state of war suspend the Constitution? ; Part II. Ex Parte Vallandigham
The Supreme Court refuses to review the acts of a military commission ; Part III. Ex Parte Milligan
The Court reverses itself
Ex Parte McCardle : Reconstruction: Congress versus the Court
Slaughter-House Cases : The banded butchers and the Supreme Court, an historic construction of the 14th Amendment
Five Knights and the King : An account of the long struggle to secure the liberty of the person by the Writ of Habeas Corpus
Peine Forte Et Dure : How and why judicial torture was used to compel a defendant to plead in a criminal case
Trial of William Penn : A landmark case in the development of the jury system
Peter Zenger's Trial and Freedom of the Press : A report on a famous verdict in which a Philadelphia lawyer laid the cornerstone of the liberty of the press in the United States
Writs of Assistance, Smugglers, and the American Revolution : How smugglers, free trade and the American Revolution were instrumental in evoking the Fourth Amendment
Ashford v. Thornton : The Last Trial by Battle : A most unusual nineteenth century trial which finally caused the abolition of a strange legal practice
Benefit of Clergy : Whereby a reading test was used to excape punishment for a crime
Impeachment of Justice Chase : The Jeffersonian assault upon the independence of the judiciary and the only impeachment proceeding against a Supreme Court justice
Father of Modern Law : The origin and significance of “the crown and flower of English medieval jurisprudence”
Fortescue's De Laudibus : The first popular English law book
Cowell's Interpreter : The saga of a controversial legal dictionary
The Year Books : A recreation of the pomp and circumstance of a courtroom in medieval England.

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