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1 Ackerman, Bruce The Failure of the Founding Fathers: Jefferson, Marshall, and the Rise of Presidential Democracy
0674018664 / 9780674018662; The ink was barely dry on the Constitution when it was almost destroyed by the rise of political parties in the United States. As Bruce Ackerman shows, the Framers had not anticipated the two-party system, and when Republicans battled Federalists for the presidency in 1800, the rules laid down by the Constitution exacerbated the crisis. With Republican militias preparing to march on Washington, the House of Representatives deadlocked between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr. Based on seven years of archival research, this book describes previously unknown aspects of the electoral college crisis. Ackerman shows how Thomas Jefferson counted his Federalist rivals out of the House runoff, and how the Federalists threated to place John Marshall in the presidential chair. Nevertheless, the Constitution managed to survive through acts of statesmanship and luck. The transformation of the presidency serves as the basis for a new look at Marbury v. Madison, the case that first asserted the Supreme Court's power of judicial review. Ackerman shows that Marbury is best seen in combination with another case, Stuart v. Laird, as part of a retreat by the Court in the face of the plebiscitarian presidency. This "switch in time" proved crucial to the Court's survival, allowing it to integrage Federalist and Republican themes into the living Constitution of the early republic. 384 pages, including documents, notes, and an extensive index. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Belknap Press
Cambridge, Massachusetts, U. S. A., 2005, First Edition
Hardcover
New in New dust jacket


002886; 
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2 Busch, Francis X. In and out of Court
This book offers to the profession and to the public a repast which is at once stimulating, varied and wholesome. The author has derived his material from an althogether exceptional experience in the courts. Beginning in 1898 with four years of stenographic "court reporting" he has for the many years since actively participated in the tril of a multitude of cases, civil and criminal, of incredibly diverse characters. This volume will appeal to all; but will appeal especially to young trial lawyers and to law students ambitious to succeed. From the record of thoroughness in preparation, resourcefulness in gathering evidence, and skill in presenting the facts to the jury and the law of the court, it affords both guidance and inspiration. /From the "Foreword" written by Hon. Russell Whitman. 306 pages; two of the corners are bent in a bit. The jacked spine is sunned, and both ends have small pieces missing. The jacket front has several tears at the top with a small piece missing at both corners. The back of the jacket has a 1/2" tear at the corner, and a tiny piece missing at the spine top. A very small piece is missing at the bottom corner, with another piece, about 1/2", missing near the spine. There is a 1- 1/4" long spot that may be coffee. This book is in a protective cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Depaul University Press
Chicago, IL, 1942, First Edition
Hardcover
Very Good in Fair dust jacket

Illustrated by Fitzpatrick, J. Kelly; 
002536; 
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