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St. George Tucker s Law Reports and Selected Papers, 1782-1825 (Hardback)

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ISBN 10: 0807837210 / ISBN 13: 9780807837214
Edité par The University of North Carolina Press, United States, 2013
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Language: English . Brand New Book. Best known for his edition of Blackstone s Commentaries, St. George Tucker (1752-1827), a lawyer and judge in the state and federal courts of Virginia, played a central role in the legal history of post-Revolutionary Virginia and of the new nation. This comprehensive three-volume edition of Tucker s law reports and selected loose papers, edited by Charles F. Hobson, is an unsurpassed archive for studying the republicanization of the common law as it unfolded in the commonwealth of Virginia. In addition, Tucker s papers provide an invaluable source for tracking Virginia s efforts to establish a system of state superior courts operating alongside the older county court system dating from the colonial period. Tucker s reports fill a documentary gap caused by the 1865 fire that destroyed Virginia s higher court records. The editor s general introduction supplies an informative overview of Tucker s life and judicial career. Editorial aids and appendixes include a guide to Tucker s abbreviations, a short-title bibliography, a glossary of selected legal terms, a biographical register of the Virginia bench and bar, and correspondence and documents relating to the rupture between Tucker and Spencer Roane. N° de réf. du libraire AAC9780807837214

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Titre : St. George Tucker s Law Reports and Selected...

Éditeur : The University of North Carolina Press, United States

Date d'édition : 2013

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

Edition : New edition.

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Best known for his edition of Blackstone's Commentaries, St. George Tucker (1752-1827), a lawyer and judge in the state and federal courts of Virginia, played a central role in the legal history of post-Revolutionary Virginia and of the new nation. This comprehensive three-volume edition of Tucker's law reports and selected loose papers, edited by Charles F. Hobson, is an unsurpassed archive for studying the "republicanization" of the common law as it unfolded in the commonwealth of Virginia. In addition, Tucker's papers provide an invaluable source for tracking Virginia's efforts to establish a system of state superior courts operating alongside the older county court system dating from the colonial period.
Tucker's reports fill a documentary gap caused by the 1865 fire that destroyed Virginia's higher court records. The editor's general introduction supplies an informative overview of Tucker's life and judicial career. Editorial aids and appendixes include a guide to Tucker's abbreviations, a short-title bibliography, a glossary of selected legal terms, a biographical register of the Virginia bench and bar, and correspondence and documents relating to the rupture between Tucker and Spencer Roane.

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"St. George Tucker belongs with James Kent as one of the most important and influential legal thinkers of the post-Revolutionary era. His reports provide crucial insight into the legal debates shaping major ideological issues such as slavery, crime and punishment, debt regulation, the power between church and state, judicial review, and the common law in the new nation. Through the lens of a deeply divided court, we see these abstract intellectual questions made concrete in legal decisions affecting actual people. This is a real gift." --Holly Brewer, University of Maryland

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