MR. JUSTICE MILLER AND THE SUPREME COURT
Item #: 9793
Published: Union; Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.; 2003.
Subjects: BIOGRAPHY/WRITINGS ON LEGAL MINDS, CONSTITUTIONAL LAW
Samuel Freeman Miller was appointed to the court by Abraham Lincoln in 1862. An active emancipationist, he was an influential force during the unsettled years of the Civil War and Reconstruction who did much to shape the court' sinterpretation of the Civil War Amendments, and the fourteenth amendment in particular as the author of the majority opinion in the Slaughter-House Cases. Miller was considered as a prospective presidential candidate by republican leaders in the 1880's. He served on the Court until his death. "Mr. Fairman has written the best biography of an American judge since Beveridge's Life of John Marshall". Charles E. Wyzanski, Jr., Harvard Law Review 53: 696-698 cited in Marke, A Catalogue of the Law Collection at New York University (1953) 1114. Reprinted byThe Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. Distributed by William S. Hein..
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