EBOOK/PDF [The Missouri Supreme Court From Dred Scott to Nancy Cruzan] author Gerald T. Dunne

The Missouri Supreme Court From Dred Scott o Nancy CruzanIn The Missouri Supreme Court distinguished legal historian Gerald T Dunne captures he people and personalities conflicts and controversies of Missouri's rich legal history Using a lively anecdotal approach o examine and controversies of Missouri's rich legal history Using a lively anecdotal approach A Fallen Fortune to examine key cases and political disputes as well ashe strong minded incumbents who have served on he court's bench he places Missouri's judicial system in he context of he overall political and legal developments in United States as of overall political and legal developments in he United States as wholeDunne sets he scene by presenting Missouri before it became a state racing he evolution of Indian Spanish and French legal influences until he final adoption of a legal system based on he English common law Then Hrough a compelling narrative he Recounts Not Only The Factual not only he factual of major cases but also interesting biographical information about Legends of the Improbable Saints the disputants Dunne revealshe fascinating history of he Missouri Supreme Court from he basic violation of human rights in he history of he Missouri Supreme Court from Wake Up, Mummy: The heartbreaking true story of an abused little girl whose mother was too drunk to notice the basic violation of human rights inhe Scott case up hrough he ethical uestions addressed in The Family Friend the case of Nancy Cruzan's righto die These are only wo of he important decisions of he United States Supreme Court hat had heir origins in Missouri and are discussed here These cases are landmarks not only because Supreme Court hat had A Catered Fourth of July their origins in Missouri and are discussed here These cases are landmarks not only because whathe higher courts said about hem but because of heir intrinsic historical interestDunne concludes with portraits of Ey judges who served on he supreme court He how diminutive Abiel Leonard killed a man in duel on his Abiel Leonard killed a man in a duel on his o he Missouri Supreme Court bench And we learn of The Sage of Sedalia Henry Lamm if not he greatest certainly Fast Glamour the most uotable member ofhe court who left behind a sparkling seuence of aphorisms By incorporating such colorful details and enlivening his subject with gusto charm and humor Dunne personalizes he Missouri Supreme Court beyond its institutional function The Missouri Supreme Court is an enduring work hat reflects he human condition in both he law and he society it serves in all its weakness work hat reflects he human condition in both he law and he society it serves in all its weakness strength error and achievement and occasional glo.

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