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Alexander Hamilton and the Development of American Law.

Author: Kate Elizabeth Brown
Publisher: Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Alexander Hamilton never handed down decisions from a Supreme Court bench, nor did he write influential treatises on law. Yet he became the central figure in the development of American law in the early republic. Hamilton's authority over the formation of a republican jurisprudence both fit for a newly independent nation and compliant with the recently ratified Constitution was extensive; he transformed inherited
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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(DLC) 2017020132
(OCoLC)985636329
Named Person: Alexander Hamilton; Alexander Hamilton
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kate Elizabeth Brown
ISBN: 0700624813 9780700624812
OCLC Number: 999648771
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Alexander Hamilton, Lawyer and Lawmaker; 1. Creating the Federal Magistracy: Discretionary Power and the Energetic Executive; 2. Administrative Accommodation in the Federal Magistracy; 3. Creating the â#x80;#x9C;Commercial Republicâ#x80;#x9D;: Neutrality and Law in the American Courts; 4. Developing the Jurisprudence of Federalism: Hamiltonâ#x80;#x99;s Defense of Federal Fiscal Powers; 5. â#x80;#x9C;A Most Valuable Auxiliaryâ#x80;#x9D;: Securing Foreign Capital with the Law of the Land. 6. Litigation, Liberty, and the Law: Hamiltonâ#x80;#x99;s Common Law Rights StrategyConclusion: The Federalist; Notes; Bibliography; Index; Back Cover.

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