John Marshall's Law: Interpretation, Ideology, and Interest

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Greenwood Press, Jan 1, 1994 - Biography & Autobiography - 173 pages
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This study draws on critical historical analysis and contemporary language theory to illuminate John Marshall's jurisprudence and political philosophy in new ways. It challenges both liberal and conservative views and it defines Marshall's constitutional interpretations, political ideology, and pragmatic interests anew. It shows how his pragmatism and republican revisionism impacted decisions about matters of property, contract, and debt. Legal scholars, political scientists, and historians interested in law and language, 19th-century history, and republicanism will find this study especially interesting.

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Contents

Introduction
1
Law and Language in AngloSaxon Jurisprudence
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John Marshall and the Interpretive Enterprise
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Copyright

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About the author (1994)

THOMAS C. SHEVORY, Assistant Professor of Politics at Ithaca College, edited John Marshall's Achievement: Law, Politics, and Constitutional Interpretations (Greenwood Press, 1989)./e His teaching and research interests include legal history, legal theory, and law and policy issues related to health and the environment.

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