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Servants of the law : judicial politics on the California frontier 1849-89 : an interpretive exploration of the Field-Terry controversy

Author: Donald R Burrill
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : University Press of America Inc., ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Among the judicial immigrants ... were the southerner David S. Terry of Texas and the northerner Stephen J. Field of New York. These men served on California's highest court during its formative, strenuous years from 1855 to 1863. ... The intellectual similarities and differences that these two shared ... played themselves out over a period of 35 years and brought about a series of events that neither man could  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Stephen J Field; David Smith Terry; Stephen J Field; David Smith Terry
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald R Burrill
ISBN: 9780761848912 0761848916
OCLC Number: 466358845
Description: xvi, 294 pages, [14] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: El Dorado --
A hasty footpath to statehood --
From Roman law to common law : juris civilus of use and custom --
A judicial activist --
Justices of the Supreme Court of California --
Persona non grata --
Growing resentments --
Political dreams --
Jus et fraus numquam cohabitant (law and fraud never cohabit) --
Injury unrequited --
Dishonor in absentia.
Responsibility: Donald R. Burrill.

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This book examines the lives of two famous California judges, David S. Terry and Stephen J. Field, who created a lasting influence on the politics and judicial history of California's Supreme Court  Read more...

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This book is not intended to be a precise judicial history of the state of California. Rather, because of the fascinating lives that two justices (Stephen Field and David Terry) lived, it makes for a Read more...

 
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