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People/Characters: Joseph Story

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The Age of Jackson by Arthur Meier Schlesinger Jr.
America's First Dynasty: The Adamses, 1735-1918 by Richard Brookhiser
The American Judicial Tradition: Profiles of Leading American Judges by G. Edward White
Eminent Americans: Comprising Brief Biographies of Three Hundred and Thirty Distinguished Persons by Benson John Lossing
Justice Joseph Story and the Rise of the Supreme Court by Gerald T. Dunne
A Necessary Evil: A History of American Distrust of Government by Garry Wills
The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States by Kermit L. Hall
Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story: Statesman of the Old Republic (Studies in Legal History) by R. Kent Newmyer

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Joseph Story (1779-1845): American judge. Appointed Associate Justice of the Supreme Court in 1811. At a time when the Federal government was still very small, he generally stood for expansive federal powers. His opinions, and the reasoning behind them, were very important in establishing the nature of the American legal system. His decision in Martin v. Hunter's Lessee, for instance, was vital in determining the relationship between Federal and state jurisdictions. He also served as an educator, helping build a strong future tradition.

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