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Milestones! : 200 years of American law : milestones in our legal history

Author: Jethro Koller Lieberman; Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©1976.
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Recounts the facts, meanings, and historical contexts of eighteen cases and events judged to be pivotal in American legal history, from the first important constitutional decision in 1803 to the 1974 ruling against Richard Nixon's claim of executive privelege.
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Genre/Form: History
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Lieberman, Jethro Koller.
Milestones!
New York : Oxford University Press, ©1976
(OCoLC)567539388
Online version:
Lieberman, Jethro Koller.
Milestones!
New York : Oxford University Press, ©1976
(OCoLC)607764918
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jethro Koller Lieberman; Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)
ISBN: 0195198816 9780195198812
OCLC Number: 2858995
Description: xvii, 422 pages, [4] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: pt. I. Foundations of American law. The Declaration of Independence ; The Constitution of the United States --
pt. II. Bringing the system to life. John Marshall and the Marshall Court (1801-1835) ; The Supreme Court has the last word- almost: Marbury v. Madison (1803) ; The sanctity of contracts: Dartmouth College v. Woodward (1819) ; The power and supremacy of the federal government: McCulloch v. Maryland (1819) --
pt. III: Slavery and its aftermath. People as property: Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857) ; Between then and now: the Fourteenth Amendment (1868) --
pt. IV: The New Deal years. The uncertain cackle of the sick chicken: A.L.A. Schechter Poultry Corp. v. United States (1935) ; Congress and the general welfare: the Social Security Act (1935-1937) ; The law that depends on the forum: Erie Railroad v. Tompkins (1938) --
pt. V: Redeeming the American promise. Earl Warren and the Warren Court (1953-1969) ; Equality redeemed: Brown v. Board of Education (1954) ; The privacy of one's home: Mapp v. Ohio (1961) ; Ending rotten boroughs: Baker v. Carr (1962) ; The right to counsel: Gideon v. Wainwright (1963) ; The rights of suspects: Miranda v. Arizona (1966) ; The rights of juveniles: In Re Gault (1967) ; The privacy of one's body: Roe v. Wade (1973) --
pt. VI: The endurance of constitutional government. The President is under the law: United States v. Nixon (1974).
Responsibility: Jethro K. Lieberman.

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Recounts the facts, meanings, and historical contexts of eighteen cases and events judged to be pivotal in American legal history, from the first important constitutional decision in 1803 to the 1974 ruling against Richard Nixon's claim of executive privelege.

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