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The Supreme Court in the Early Republic
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William R. Casto sheds a new light on America’s federal judiciary and the changing legal landscape with his detailed examination of the Supreme Court’s formative years. In a study that spans the period from the Court’s tentative beginnings through the appointment of its third chief justice, Casto reveals a judicial body quite different in orientation and philosophy from the current Supreme Court and one with a legacy of enduring significance for the U.S. legal system.rimes, the drafting of the Judiciary Act of 1789, and the adoption of judicial review.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. 2-7
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Editor's Preface
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. Preface and Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xv-xvi
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  1. Repository Symbols
  2. pp. xvii-xviii
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  1. Short Titles and Abbreviations
  2. pp. xix-xxvi
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-3
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  1. 1. Creating the Court
  2. pp. 4-26
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  1. 2. The Judiciary Act of 1789
  2. pp. 27-53
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  1. 3. Selecting the Justices and Initial Operations
  2. pp. 54-70
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  1. 4. A National Security Court
  2. pp. 71-125
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  1. 5. National Security and Federal Criminal Law
  2. pp. 126-172
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  1. 6. Nonjudicial Activities
  2. pp. 173-183
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  1. 7. The Constitution and State Sovereignty
  2. pp. 184-212
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  1. 8. The Court and the Constitution
  2. pp. 213-246
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  1. 9. An Assessment
  2. pp. 247-254
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  1. Table of Cases
  2. pp. 255-258
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 259-267
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