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Free read ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ð Richard BrookhiserWays it is the story of the most significant cases he triedMarbury v Madison United States vs Burrin which Jonathan Edwards grandson and Alexander Hamilton s killer stood trial for treason Fletcher v Peck Trustees of Dartmouth College v WoodwardMcCullough v Maryland Cohens v Virginia Gibbons v Ogden the Antelopecase touching on slavery Ogdenv Saundersa bankruptcy case this Ogden being the nephew of the previous Ogden evidence of a litigious family no doubt also the only case in which Marshall wrote a dissenting opinion The Cherokee Nation v Georgiaand Worcester v Georgiaboth cases dealing with Georgia s abominable treatment of Native Americans and Barron v Balti among othersThough not well known today outside the legal profession at least these cases were flashpoints of controversy between a broadly Federalist vision of the American republic and a Democratic one Was the United States a nion or a confederacy Where was the boundary between federal supremacy and states rights Could Congress establish a Bank of the United States without explicit wording in the Constitution More broadly was the law a debt against the living in which generations were obligated by the laws of previous generations Or did the land belong in sufruct to the living in which each generation passed laws as it saw fit The words were Madison s and Jefferson s respectively but the sentiments were Marshall s and Jefferson s exactlyBrookhiser is a political journalist not a lawyer so his descriptions of and Jefferson s exactlyBrookhiser is a political journalist not a lawyer so his descriptions of the facts of these cases and their relevance are easy to follow and enlightening In a summary chapter on Marshall s legacy he notes that Marshall brought dignity to the Supreme Court How it tried cases and how it rendered opinions strengthened the hand of what Hamilton called the least dangerous branch of the federal government If the membership and opinions of the Supreme Court loom large in the minds of Americans today Marshall should receive creditBut than the dignity of the Supreme Court Marshall s legacy was defending
THE CONSTITUTION AS THE PEOPLE SConstitution as the people s act Brookhiser explains The people had made a new government giving it new powers and binding it with new prohibitions Marshall devoted his decades as chief justice to explicating and pholding the people s John Marshall was the fourth Chief Justice of the United States of America Marshall held the post for 34 years beginning in 1801 Up Programming in Objective C until such time as Marshall assumed the post the Supreme Court lacked clout dignity or any semblance of euality among the three federal branches of government ruling the United States of America Richard Brookhiser wrote John Marshall The Man Who Made the Supreme Court as a chronicle of Marshall his effect on the court and the legacy his timepon the court had in establishing the legitimacy of the court in AmericaAs far as political temperament and philosophy John Marshall was a member of the Federalist Party Notable early Federalists included presidents George Washington John Adams and Alexander Hamilton President
John incy Adams held beliefs of the Federalists though it is not knowable to sayuincy Adams held beliefs of the Federalists though it is not knowable to say the son of the second president of the United States would have been elected president if the Federalist Party still existed in 1824In calling out party it is important to emphasize that the story Richard Brookhiser tells within this biography is one of John Marshall s politics and his role in normalizing the functioning of the Supreme Court While George Washington may have sought a one party system party was a political force by the time of Marshall first assumed a lead role on the court In fact Marshall s cousin and third president of the United States Thomas Jefferson was on the opposite side of the aisle in what today is the Democratic Party Jefferson and Marshall were in freuent opposition regarding interpretations of law and the course disputes of law should take Brookhiser the author has never been a lawyer either in training or practiceAccording to review of the book by legal scholar Garrett Epps as published in The Washington Post we learn this about Marshall and the biography Marshall s great talent was his legal creativity which takes hard work for a layperson or lawyer to appreciate Brookhiser also nderestimates the cha. The Court it was the weakling of the federal government lacking in dignity and clout After he died it could never be ignored again Through three decades of dramatic cases involving businessmen scoundrels Native Americans and slaves Marshall defended the federal government against nruly states established. ,
Earlier this year I read an engrossing biography of the Wright Brothers by the estimable David McCullough engrossing that is ntil about three arters through the book when the Wrights are chiefly trying to build their business and deal with a morass of patent litigation They learn through trial and error how to build a workable airplane they show off their creation to skeptical groups in Ohio and adoring crowds in Paris and then the story kind of sputters out with Wilbur suffering
an early death and Orville pottering around his Dayton research facilityearly death and Orville pottering around his Dayton research facility on the study of aeronautics The fact that the book trails off isn t McCullough s fault that s what happened and he does his best to chronicle it but the story just isn t thereIn reading JOHN MARSHALL The Man Who Made A biography of the most important Supreme Court Justice in US history is not something you except to fly through Nevertheless once Marshall got onto the Supreme Court I moved through the book very ickly Brookhiser sticks to Marshall s professional life most of the time though of course his personal life is mentioned so if reading a bunch of summaries of cases and Marshall s opinions on things sounds boring this is not the book for you This seemed impeccably researched primary sourcing as much as possible with many letters and opinions oted but not so much as to bog down the book with that The author s admiration for Marshall is very visible particularly when describing Jefferson where Brookhiser definitely showed some disdain I guess author s admiration for Marshall is very visible particularly when describing Jefferson where Brookhiser definitely showed some disdain I guess would have agreed with that Marshall was very big into contract supremacy over all other law where possible which was very new to me and I liked reading about his views on constitutional minutiae Brookhiser did a really good job of keeping the legalese to minimum explaining law in nderstandable terms yet still in depth To sum p I fully recommend this book to people interested in American history and government for while it focuses on Marshall his core work is what created American government as we know itA copy of this book was given to the reviewer through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review 34 years as chief justice Served 6 presidents Despised his cousin Thomas Jefferson Adored George Washington Great book Fairly straightforward biography of the noted Chief Justice of the United States appointed by an outgoing John Adams and serving the longest to date in that position ntil the second Andrew Jackson administration Brookhiser is among the best American historians of the day I especially appreciate the manageable length of this volume recent biographies so often seem to suffer from literary elephantiasis Brookhiser s style is clear cut and easy to follow he is For the Love of All Thats Holy, Dont Buy a Boat When Venus is in Retrograde uite good at explaining the issues involved in the major cases that appeared in the M The life of John Marshall 1755 1835 spans the first and formative decades of the United States Born in colonial Virginia Marshall fought for American independencender George Washington whom he revered as the beau ideal of a true republican and memorialized in a biography For the rest of his life Richard Brookhiser writes John Marshall saw Washington as his commander and himself as one of "his troops And so when Washington personally rged Marshall to run for Congress in 1798 he didsuccessfully representing Virginia s 13thDistrict "troops And so when Washington personally rged Marshall to run for Congress in 1798 he didsuccessfully representing Virginia s 13thDistrict 1799 1800Like Washington Marshall was a Federalist John Adams tapped him to be US Secretary of State in 1800 After the momentous 1800 election in which Adams and the Federalists lost both the White House and Congress to Thomas Jefferson and the Democratic Republicans Adams appointed Marshall chief justice of the US Supreme Court the month before Jefferson s inauguration Marshall and Jefferson were cousins and though both were patriots they were indefatigable political foes Marshall swore Jefferson into office then The Penguin Atlas of Endangered Species used Supreme Court legal opinions to continue the Federalist battle against the Democrats for the next 34 years When he died Andrew Jackson was president Roger Taney author of the Dred v Scott infamy succeeded him as chief justiceRichard Brookhiser surveys Marshall s public career and its effects in his engaging new study This is not a comprehensive biography of the great man In many. The life of John Marshall Founding Father and America's premier Chief JusticeIn 1801 a genial and brilliant Revolutionary War veteran and politician became the fourth Chief Justice of the United States He would hold the post for 34 years still a record expounding the Constitution he loved Before he joined. Os and danger of the politics that he does highlight Perhaps for that reason he doesn t give Marshall his full dueEpps rightly goes on to indicate that John Marshall The Man Who Made the Supreme Court is entertaining and instructive We get to see Marshall s career in the United States Revolutionary War his time as Secretary of State to president John Adams and then his thirty four years as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court The tenure as Chief Justice commenced when Thomas Jefferson took officeSome distinguishing cases in Marshall s career included the following asoted from Epps In McCulloch v Maryland he laid out the contours of Congress s commerce power in Burr v United States he blunted the law of treason as a tool to punish political enemies in Dartmouth College v Woodward he anchored the constitutional The Bartender underpinnings of contract law in Johnson v M Intosh Cherokee Nation v Georgia and Worcester v Georgia he gave birth to the entire field of federal Indian lawEpps is perhaps hardest on Brookhiser and strongest in support of Marshall in this But his most important creation is the doctrine of Marbury v Madison the idea that the Supreme Court has the power and the duty to invalidate acts of Congress that it finds in conflict with the Constitution That result was by no means inevitable to reach it Marshall had to navigate a treacherous political landscape If Brookhiser aims to reveal the politics surrounding Marshall s career he disappoints somewhat at this point A fuller political profile of the Marshall years would give the reader of the scope of hisnlikely triumphThe book does give some glimpse into perhaps the most disagreeable portion of Marshall s total life picture which surround the subject of slavery in the United States Both Marshall s rulings and lack of freeing of slaves at his death were noted shortcomings Brookhiser gets into a single decision that Marshall had that never sided with slaves Epps Tono Bungay uotes from a 2018 book by Paul Finkelman titled Supreme Injustice Slavery in the Nation s Highest Court that there were at least seven instances where Marshall never once sided with slavesOverall I found the book John Marshall The Man Who Made the Supreme Court by Richard Brookhiser to be instructional in many ways While taking into account the opportunities for from Garrett Epps of The Washington Post I appreciated the history lesson and exploration offered by the biography My rating of the book is 350 stars on a scale of one to five stars A simple primer on the longest serving Chief Justice 35 stars This book is about one of the great men of the era that saw the implementation of the Constitution as the Law of the Land It details many of the cases which Marshall presided over and which made this country what it was to become despite the efforts by members of the other two branches Unfortunately the black mark of slavery was allowed to smolderntil the Civil War became necessary Most of the book is about the law some about Marshall personally but perhaps that is only fitting since the Law was his life John Marshal holds a very special place in American history Without his leadership on the Supreme Court in the early years of the republic establishing the Constitutional role of the Federal judiciary this might be a different country today if it would have survived at all I have read two other biographies of Marshall the years John Marshall two other biographies of Marshall over the years Marshall Life in Law by Leonard Barker and John Marshall Defender of a Nation by Jean Edward Smith each a longer and detailed account of Marshall s life and work However Richard Brookhiser surpasses them He reveals the man as well as the jurist Brookhiserk s delightfully breezy and disarmingly honest style make his biography of Marshall a remarkably enjoyable read His taking Jefferson down off of his exalted perch is also refreshing Marshall s glaring blind spot was of course th In March 2018 I read Joel Richard Paul s Without Precedent Chief Justice John Marshall and
HIS TIME THE BOOK WET MYTime The book wet my to learn about John Marshall When I saw this newly released biography of Marshall by Richard Brookhiser I had to buy itJohn Marshall 1755 1835 was the fourth Chief Justice of the Supreme Court The first was John Jay then John Rutledge and then Olive. The Supreme Court's right to rebuke Congress or the president and Magical Sweet Mermaid unleashed the power of American commerce For better and for worse he made the Supreme Court a pillar of American lifeIn John Marshall award winning biographer Richard Brookhiser vividly chronicles America's greatest judge and the world he ma.