The creation of American law : John Jay, Oliver Ellsworth and the 1790s Supreme Court /

"With the Constitutional Convention in 1787, America was set to develop a unique system of law. This new system called for a national judiciary headed by a supreme court. This book serves as a history of America's national law with a look at those who set in motion the new Supreme Court an...

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Main Author: Pfister, Jude M.
Format: Book
Published: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2019
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Table of Contents:
  • Colonial America law
  • The Constitutional convention and the federalist papers
  • The judiciary act of 1789
  • Important individuals 1789-1800
  • The John Jay Court : September 26, 1789
  • June 29, 1795
  • The John Rutledge Court : June 30, 1795
  • December 28, 1795
  • The Oliver Ellsworth Court : March 8, 1796
  • September 30, 1800
  • The supreme court and the alien and sedition acts cases
  • Presidents Washington and Adams and the law