The Chase Court : Justices, Rulings, and Legacy

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ABC-CLIO, 2004 - Law - 247 pages

The Chase Court: Justices, Rulings, and Legacy examines the workings and legacies of the Supreme Court during the tenure of Chief Justice Salmon Portland Chase. Accompanying an in-depth analysis of the Chase Court's landmark rulings on Civil War and Reconstruction issues that shaped U.S. history--such as military commissions and the status of seceding states--are detailed discussions of the Court's rulings on government-issued paper currency "greenbacks" and the newly ratified 14th Amendment.

Salmon Portland Chase's role as the first chief justice to preside over the impeachment of a president is carefully examined. Profiles of the 13 Chase Court justices describe their rise to prominence, controversies surrounding their nominations, work on the court, judicial philosophies, important decisions, and overall impacts.

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Contents

The Chase Court and the Period
3
References
16
The Justices
19
Salmon P Chase
20
James Wayne
27
John Catron
30
Samuel Nelson
32
Robert C Grier
35
Veazie Bank v Fenno 1869
70
Collector v Day 1871
71
Hepburn v Griswold 1870
73
Knox v Lee and Parker v Davis 1871
77
The Slaughterhouse Cases 1873
79
Bradwell v Illinois 1873
84
References
85
Legacy and Impact
87

Nathan Clifford
37
Noah H Swayne
39
Samuel F Miller
41
David Davis
43
Stephen J Field
46
William Strong
48
Joseph P Bradley
50
Ward Hunt
52
Major Decisions
55
Cummings v Missouri 1867
58
Ex Parte Garland 1867
59
Ex Parte McCardle 1869
62
Mississippi v Johnson 1867
66
Texas v White 1869
67
Crandall v Nevada 1868
68
State Authority
88
Due Process in Wartime
95
Conclusion
100
References
101
Reference Materials
103
Key People Laws and Events
105
Documents
173
Chronology
203
Table of Cases
211
Glossary
213
Annotated Bibliography
225
Index
231
About the Author
247
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About the author (2004)

Jonathan Lurie teaches American legal history at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.

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