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x Contents Acknowledgments ix Introduction: Alexander Hamilton, Lawyer and Lawmaker 1 1. Creating the Federal Magistracy: Discretionary Power and the Energetic Executive 18 2. Administrative Accommodation in the Federal Magistracy 57 3. Creating the “Commercial Republic”: Neutrality and Law in the American Courts 85 4. Developing the Jurisprudence of Federalism: Hamilton’s Defense of Federal Fiscal Powers 113 5. “A Most Valuable Auxiliary”: Securing Foreign Capital with the Law of the Land 150 6. Litigation, Liberty, and the Law: Hamilton’s Common Law Rights Strategy 174 Conclusion: The Federalist 206 Notes 215 Bibliography 267 Index 287 viii contents ...