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WRITINGS OF LEVI WOODBURY, LL.D.: POLITICAL, JUDICIAL AND LITERARY


Item #: 64352
Published: OE; Henry Young & Sons; Reprinted in 2008.

Subjects: JUDICIAL ADMINISTRATION

These three volumes collect most of the political, judicialand literary writings of Levi Woodbury, an important NewHampshire jurist and statesman. Appointed by President Polkto fill the vacancy created by the death of Joseph Story, hewas an associate justice in the Taney Court from 1846 to hisdeath in 1851. He usually sided with the majority during histenure, but his strong sympathy for states' rights provokedoccasional dissents. He was generally proslavery and usuallysupported the majority's decisions on the contract clause.Although his influence was minimized by his brief tenure, hewas admired for his acute legal mind and sound reasoning.This reissue of his writings gives us a fine opportunity toreevaluate the assessment of his peers and enrich ourunderstanding of the Taney Court. Reprinted by The LawbookExchange, Ltd. Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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