LIFE OF OLIVER ELLSWORTH.
Item #: 8900
Published: Union; Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.; 2004.
Subjects: BIOGRAPHY/WRITINGS ON LEGAL MINDS, CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, POLITICAL SCIENCE
As a member of the first United States Senate Ellsworthsupported Alexander Hamilton's policies and was the mainauthor of the Judiciary Act of 1789. He became ChiefJustice of the Supreme Court in 1796. During his brieftenure, which ended in 1799 due to poor health, Ellsworthworked to expand the authority of the federal courts andextend common law procedures in appeals to equity andadmiralty cases. With limited success he tried to initiatethe policy of the Court's handing down per curiam opinionsfor the entire court rather than seriatim opinions byindividual justices. Originally published in 1905, Brown'sbiography remains the standard account of Ellsworth's lifeand work.Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.
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