Writing the Legal Record

Law Reporters in Nineteenth-Century Kentucky

Author: Kurt X. Metzmeier

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813168619

Category: Law

Page: 226

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Any student of American history knows of Washington, Jefferson, and the other statesmen who penned the documents that form the legal foundations of our nation, but many other great minds contributed to the development of the young republic's judicial system -- figures such as William Littell, Ben Monroe, and John J. Marshall. These men, some of Kentucky's earliest law reporters, are the forgotten trailblazers who helped establish the foundation of the state's court system. In Writing the Legal Record: Law Reporters in Nineteenth-Century Kentucky, Kurt X. Metzmeier provides portraits of the men whose important yet understudied contributions helped create a new common law inspired by English legal traditions but fully grounded in the decisions of American judges. He profiles individuals such as James Hughes, a Revolutionary War veteran who worked as a legislator to reform confusing property laws inherited from Virginia. Also featured is George M. Bibb, a prominent U.S. senator and the secretary of the treasury under President John Tyler. To shed light on the pioneering individuals responsible for collecting and publishing the early opinions of Kentucky's highest court, Metzmeier reviews nearly a century of debate over politics, institutional change, human rights, and war. Embodied in the stories of these early reporters are the rich history of the Commonwealth, the essence of its legal system, and the origins of a legal print culture in America.
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America, History and Life

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Category: Canada

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Article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations covering the United States and Canada.
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South Western Reporter. Second Series

Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts of Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Tennessee, Texas : with Key Number Annotations

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Category: Law reports, digests, etc

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Advanced Practice Nursing

An Integrative Approach

Author: Ann B. Hamric,Charlene M. Hanson,Mary Fran Tracy,Eileen T. O'Grady

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455739804

Category: Medical

Page: 726

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Preceded by: Advanced practice nursing. 4th ed. c2009.
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