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The law of the commonwealth and Chief Justice Shaw

Author: Leonard W Levy
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [between 1986 and 1991], ©1957.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A biography of Lemuel Shaw, Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court from 1830 to 1860, and one of the most important American jurists of the time.

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Lemuel Shaw; Lemuel Shaw
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leonard W Levy
ISBN: 0195048652 9780195048650 0195048660 9780195048667
OCLC Number: 14097318
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: Cambridge : Harvard University Press, 1957.
Description: viii, 383 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Lemuel Shaw : the pre-Court years --
Chief Justice : appointment and judicial character --
The Unitarian controversy : church, state, and court --
Satan's apostle and freedom of conscience --
The law of freedom : emancipating slaves in transit --
The fugitive slave law : remanding runaways --
Segregation : origin of the "separate but equal" doctrine --
The formative period of railroad law : eminent domain and the public works doctrine --
The formative period of railroad law : common carrier liabilities and torts --
Labor law : the fellow-servant rule --
Labor law : trade unions and criminal conspiracy --
Criminal law : murder, madness, and malice --
The police power : state regulation and judicial self-restraint --
Constitutional limitations : judicial review and the contract clause --
Constitutional limitations : criminal justice and the rights of the accused --
Three decades of law and society : résumé and conclusions.
Responsibility: Leonard W. Levy.
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