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Author Orth, John V.
Title The judicial power of the United States : the Eleventh Amendment in American history / John V. Orth.
Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, 1987.

Author Orth, John V.
Subject United States. Constitution. 11th Amendment.
Judicial power -- United States -- History.
Jurisdiction -- United States -- History.
State bonds -- Law and legislation -- United States -- History.
Description 1 online resource (ix, 231 pages)
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-208) and index.
Note Print version record.
Summary This book reconstructs the fascinating but obscure history of the Eleventh Amendment to the US Constitution, which limits the exercise of US 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.
Contents Ratification of the Eleventh Amendment -- Early Interpretation -- Reconstruction and American Law -- The Eleventh Amendment and the End of Reconstruction: Louisiana and North Carolina -- An Exception: Virginia -- Another Exception: Cities and Counties -- From 1890 to 1908 -- After Ex Parte Young: The Eleventh Amendment in the Twentieth Century -- An Epilogue on the Rule of Law and Legal History.
ISBN 9780195364859 (electronic bk.)
0195364856 (electronic bk.)
0195040996 (Cloth)
OCLC # 655808032
Additional Format Print version: Orth, John V. Judicial power of the United States. New York : Oxford University Press, 1987 9780195040999 (DLC) 86008424 (OCoLC)13426009.

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