The Documentary History of the Supreme Court of the United States, 1789-1800: Suits against states

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Columbia University Press, 1985 - History - 728 pages
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Divided into two volumes, The Teachings of Modern Christianity on Law, Politics, and Human Nature offers a landmark collection of writings from twenty Christian thinkers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and analyses of their work by leading contemporary religious scholars.With selections from the works of Jacques Maritain, Gustavo Gutiérrez, Dorothy Day, Pope John Paul II, Susan B. Anthony, Karl Barth, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Reinhold Niebuhr, Martin Luther King Jr., Nikolai Berdyaev, Vladimir Lossky, and others, Volume 2 illustrates the different venues, vectors, and sometimes-conflicting visions of what a Christian understanding of law, politics, and society entails. The collection includes works by popes, pastors, nuns, activists, and theologians writing from within the Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox Christian traditions. Addressing racism, totalitarianism, sexism, and other issues, many of the figures in this volume were the victims of church censure, exile, imprisonment, assassination, and death in Nazi concentration camps. These writings amplify the long and diverse tradition of modern Christian social thought and its continuing relevance to contemporary pluralistic societies. The volume speaks to questions regarding the nature and purpose of law and authority, the limits of rule and obedience, the care and nurture of the needy and innocent, the rights and wrongs of war and violence, and the separation of church and state. The historical focus and ecumenical breadth of this collection fills an important scholarly gap and revives the role of Christian social thought in legal and political theory.The first volume of The Teachings of Modern Christianity on Law Politics, and Human Nature includes essays by leading contemporary religious scholars, exploring the ideas, influences, and intellectual and cultural contexts of the figures from this volume.

 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
VAN STAPHORST v MARYLAND
7
Letter from an Anonymous Correspondent Independent Chronicle
20
Columbian CentinelSeptember 7 1791
32
Luther Martin to Thomas Sim LeeDecember 3 1793
54
NEW YORK
57
NewYork JournalMarch 21 1788
67
Proceedings of the New York AssemblyJanuary 6 1792
75
William Vassall to John LowellMay 27 and 30 1789
370
William Vassall to John Lowell Jr August 24 1790
377
William Vassall to Edmund RandolphMarch 2 1792
383
Marcus Massachusetts MercuryJuly 13 1793
389
The Crisis No XIII by A Republican Independent ChronicleJuly
395
Massachusetts MercuryJuly 26 1793
402
Columbian CentinelAugust 17 1793
409
Letter from an Anonymous Correspondent Salem GazetteAugust
412

SummonsFebruary 14 1792
88
Reply of the New York Senate to George ClintonJanuary 13 1794
94
Proceedings of the New York AssemblyJanuary 24 1794
100
Deposition of Robert HarpurJanuary 12 1795
106
Deposition of John BroomeJanuary 29 1795
113
Jury VerdictFebruary 5 1795
119
Petition of John LawrenceJanuary 27 1801
121
GEORGIA
127
Report of a Joint Committee of the Massachusetts General Court
135
Edmund Pendleton to Nathaniel PendletonMay 21 1792
157
John Wereat to Edward TelfairFebruary 14 1793
163
James Wilsons Supreme Court OpinionFebruary 18 1793
193
James Iredells Notes on the Justices OpinionsFebruary 18 1793
214
Shearjashub Bourne to Robert Treat PaineFebruary 19 1793
220
Gazette of the United StatesApril 3 1793
227
A Citizen of the United States National GazetteAugust 3 1793
231
George Mathews to the Senators and Representatives of the State
237
The True Federalist to Edmund Randolph Number II Independent
243
Jack Ketch Connecticut CourantJanuary 27 1794
249
Petition of Peter TrezevantFebruary 8 1794
258
The True Federalist to Edmund Randolph Number IV Independent
264
The True Federalist to Edmund Randolph Number V Independent
270
VIRGINIA
274
Robert Brooke to the Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates
287
Notice to Proprietors of the Indiana Company Pennsylvania Gazette
290
Henry Lee to George MasonMarch 20 1792
298
SubpoenaAugust 11 1792
316
Proceedings of the Virginia House of DelegatesDecember 18 1792
322
John Taylor and James Monroe to Henry LeeFebruary 14 1793
328
Proceedings of the Virginia House of DelegatesNovember 28 1793
338
Proceedings of the Virginia House of DelegatesDecember 27 1796
344
John Marshall to James WoodFebruary 23 1797
350
Mercy Otis Warren to George WarrenSeptember 18 1793
420
Independent ChronicleSeptember 23 1793
427
Account of William Martins Speech in the Massachusetts House
434
Resolution of the Massachusetts General CourtSeptember 27 1793
440
Extract of a Letter from an Anonymous Correspondent Independent
446
Claims of the Prince of Luxembourg against the State of South
451
Proceedings of the South Carolina House of RepresentativesMarch
464
Memorial from Antoine de la Forest to the South Carolina General
471
Alias SummonsMarch 6 1796
477
Return of ServiceOctober 11 1796
483
Alexander J Dallas to Charles PinckneyMarch 1797
489
GEORGIA
496
Protest by a Minority of the Georgia House of Representatives
516
Nathaniel Pendleton to Henry KnoxDecember 30 1789
522
Alexander Moultrie to Edward TelfairApril 23 1790
524
Alexander Moultrie to John NicholsonMay 15 1796
537
Alexander Moultrie to John NicholsonJuly 7 1796
550
Alexander Moultrie to John NicholsonNovember 3 1796
557
Deposition of Abraham VenableFebruary 13August25 1797
565
Deposition of Richard Sears EastAugust 1525 1797
571
Alexander Moultrie to John NicholsonAugust 17 1797
578
Certification of Depositionsafter August 25 1797
584
William Tilghmans Notes for opening the causeAugust 25 1797
592
ELEVENTH AMENDMENT
597
Proceedings of the United States House of Representatives Gazette
605
Proceedings of the Maryland House of DelegatesDecember
611
Proceedings of the United States SenateJanuary 14 1794
617
James Hillhouse to Samuel HuntingtonMarch 5 1794
623
Ratification by GeorgiaNovember 29 1794
627
INDEX
653
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Edward D. berkowitz is professor of history and public policy and public administration at George Washington University. He is the author of eight books and the editor of three collections. During the seventies he served as a staff member of the President's Commission for a National Agenda, helping President Carter plan for a second term that never came to be.

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