Home > Law > Laws of specific jurisdictions > Constitutional & administrative law > Citizenship & nationality law > The Judicial Power of the United States
The Judicial Power of the United States
The Judicial Power of the United States
  • Gray Star
  • Gray Star
  • Gray Star
  • Gray Star
  • Gray Star



International Edition


About the Book

Although less than fifty words long, the meaning of the seemingly simple Eleventh Amendment has troubled the Supreme Court at crucial points in American history and continues to spur sharp debate in present-day courts. The first amendment adopted after the Bill of Rights, the Eleventh Amendment limits the exercise of U.S. judicial power when American states are sued. Its modern meaning was largely shaped around cases concerning the liability of Southern states to pay their debts during and after Reconstruction; by shielding states from liability, the Supreme Court's interpretation of the Eleventh Amendment eased the establishment of post-Reconstruction Southern society and left a maddeningly complicated law of federal jurisdiction. Here, Orth reconstructs the fascinating but obscure history of the Eleventh Amendment--the labyrinth of legal doctrine, the economic motives and consequences, the political context, and the legacy of the past--over the last two centuries. Using
quotes from Wordsworth, Shaw, Mark Twain, Margaret Mitchell, and other writers to clarify and invigorate his narrative, Orth finally makes accessible an important but complex slice of constitutional history.


Best Sellers



Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780195040999
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publisher Imprint: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Height: 227 mm
  • No of Pages: 244
  • Series Title: English
  • Weight: 472 gr
  • ISBN-10: 0195040996
  • Publisher Date: 22 Jan 1987
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: N
  • Spine Width: 21 mm
  • Width: 148 mm


Similar Products


Write A Review
Write your own book review for The Judicial Power of the United States
  • Gray Star
  • Gray Star
  • Gray Star
  • Gray Star
  • Gray Star


 

 

Top Reviews
Be the first to write a review on this book The Judicial Power of the United States

New Arrivals



Inspired by your browsing history