When the first Supreme Court convened in 1790, it was so ill-esteemed that its justices frequently resigned in favor of other pursuits. John Rutledge stepped down as Associate Justice to become a state judge in South Carolina; John Jay resigned as Chief Justice to run for Governor of New York; and Alexander Hamilton declined to replace Jay, pursuing a private law practice instead. As Bernard Schwartz shows in this landmark history, the Supreme Court has indeed travelled a long and interesting journey to its current ...

A History of the Supreme Court 1995, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780195093872

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A History of the Supreme Court 1993, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195080995