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Author Gerber, Scott Douglas, 1961-

Title A distinct judicial power : the origins of an independent judiciary, 1606-1787 / Scott Douglas Gerber

Publ Info Oxford ; New York, N.Y. : Oxford University Press, [2011]
 RWU Main Library  KF8775 .G47 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript xxii, 413 pages ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [363]-396) and index
Contents The history of ideas : from Aristotle's theory of a mixed constitution to John Adams's modifications of Montesquieu -- Article III of the Constitution of the United States -- Virginia : constitutionalizing judicial independence prior to the U.S. Constitution -- Massachusetts : a "safety-valve" theory of judicial independence -- New Hampshire : judicial review in the Rockingham County inferior court -- Maryland : Chancellor Theodorick Bland and salaries that "ought to be secured" -- Connecticut : disestablishment and judicial independence -- Rhode Island : last bastion of legislative supremacy -- North Carolina : Governor Thomas Burke and the origins of judicial review -- South Carolina : judicial review without an independent judiciary -- New Jersey : the first state court precedent for judicial review -- New York : persistent threats to judicial independence -- Pennsylvania : (almost) adopting the federal model -- Delaware : a high court of errors and appeals -- Georgia : ineffective and dependent judges -- Conclusion
LC subject Judicial independence -- United States -- History
Judges -- United States
Judicial power -- United States
ISBN 9780199765874 (hbk. : alk. paper)
0199765871 (hbk. : alk. paper)
9780199780969 (e-book)
019978096X (e-book)