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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:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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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 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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