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ATROCIOUS JUDGES: LIVES OF JUDGES INFAMOUS AS TOOLS OF TYRANTS AND INSTRUMENTS OF OPPRESSION.

Campbell, John; Hildreth, Richard


Item #: 58752
Published: Union; Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.; 2005.

Subjects: CONTEMPORARY LAW, JUDICIAL ADMINISTRATION

Compiled in the midst of the American debates over theextension of slavery into the Western territories,Hildreth's decidedly anti-expansionist views were beset by afundamental historical dilemma. On the one hand "it was...by judicial, far more than by legislative institutions,that among those progenitors of ours private rights andpublic liberty were guarantied"(11). On the other, judges inEngland, and by inference those in the United States, wereperfectly capable of restricting the expansion of liberty inservice to "petty tyrants" be they Stuarts or Americanslaveholders. Drawing from Campbells' Lives of the ChiefJustices and Lives of the Lord Chancellors, Hildreth high-lights judges who served the interests of oppression, suchas Roger LeBrabancon and Robert Wright. Reprinted by TheLawbook Exch, Ltd. Distributed by William S. Hein & Co.,Inc.

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