The Documentary History of the Supreme Court of the United States 1789-1800 by Marcus Maeva; Perry James ISBN: 9780231088725


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About the book >.>.> During its first decade the Supreme Court ofthe United States considered issues fundamen-tal to the creation of a viable nationalgovern-ment issues that still today define America’spolitical system. The Documentary History ofthe Supreme Court of the United States 1789-1800 is a multivolume series which bringstogether in accessible form a body of docu-ments?many previously unpublished?nec-essary for any serious examination of the earlyyears of the federal judicial system.Volume V Suits Against States addressesthose Supreme Court cases brought against astate by a citizen of another state or foreignnation during the 1790s. This volume dealsnot only with the landmark Chisholm vs. Geor-gia in which the Court determined that it hadjurisdiction over such suits but also with sixlesser-known cases in which states were sued.For each case the editors provide a historicalintroduction and publish-in full or in part-the relevant documents including courtpapers personal correspondence lawyers’notes justices’ manuscript opinions proceed-ings of state legislatures newspaper articlesand pamphlets. The documents shed light onthe unique circumstances of each of these con-troversial suits and reveal the extent of the dis-cussion that the cases prompted on the generalissue of state sovereignty.

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Marcus Maeva; Perry James


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