Justice Curtis in the Civil War Era: At the Crossroads of American Constitutionalism

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During a career as both a lawyer and a Supreme Court justice, Benjamin R. Curtis addressed practically every major constitutional question of the mid-nineteenth century, making judgments that still resonate in American law. Aside from a family memoir written by his brother over one hundred years ago, however, no book-length treatment of Curtis exists. Now Stuart Streichler has filled this gap in judicial biography, using Curtis's life and work as a window on the most serious constitutional crisis in American history, the ...

Justice Curtis in the Civil War Era: At the Crossroads of American Constitutionalism 2005, University of Virginia Press, Charlottesville

ISBN-13: 9780813923420

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