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The great decision : Jefferson, Adams, Marshall, and the battle for the Supreme Court

Author: Cliff Sloan; David McKean
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Tells the story of Marshall and of the landmark court case, Marbury v. Madison, through which he empowered the Supreme Court and transformed the idea of the separation of powers into a working blueprint for our modern state.
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Genre/Form: History
Trials, litigation, etc
Named Person: William Marbury; James Madison; James Madison; William Marbury
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Cliff Sloan; David McKean
ISBN: 9781586484262 1586484265 9781586488055 1586488058
OCLC Number: 191926340
Description: xvii, 258 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: "This gigantic abortion" --
John Adams defeated --
The rise of the cousins: a new chief justice and a new president --
The midnight judges --
President Jefferson --
The battle lines are drawn --
Marbury files suit --
The firestorm --
Trial in the Supreme Court --
Deliberation --
Decision --
The meaning of Marbury --
Marbury v. Madison --
Stuart v. Laird.
Other Titles: Jefferson, Adams, Marshall, and the battle for the Supreme Court
Responsibility: Cliff Sloan and David McKean.
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A riveting re-creation of a pivotal moment in American history: when tyranny threatened our new democracy, and one man fought for the Founding Fathers' vision of a nation ruled by laws.  Read more...

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"Kirkus," December 15, 2008 "Former Supreme Court clerk and Slate publisher Sloan and veteran political aide McKean bring to life one of the most important legal cases in American history.... Sloan Read more...

 
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