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Iron Horse and the Constitution: Railroads and the Transformation of the 14th Amendment
Richard C Cortner
Greenwood Press
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2005-06-16 09:35:07
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The Iron Horse and the Constitution: The Railroads and the Transformation of the Fourteenth Amendment 248 pages, 6.5x9", cloth, no dust jacket as issued. This is the first in-depth analysis of American railroad litigation from the 1880s to 1910 that led to landmark Supreme Court decisions fundamentally altering the meaning of due process in American constitutional law and establishing a basic power of the federal courts to restrict state regulation over railroad rates. This is also the first book-length study to systematically explore the impact of American railroads on the Constitution and judicial process. RICHARD C. CORTNER is Professor of Political Science at the University of Arizona. He has written at length on constitutional, civil liberties, and judicial issues. His work includes The Supreme Court and the Second Bill of Rights: The Fourteenth Amendment and the Nationalization of Civil Liberties (1981), A "Scottsboro" Case in Mississippi: The Supreme Court and Brown v. Mississippi (1986), and A Mob Intent on Death: The NAACP and the Phillips County Riot Cases (1988), among others.

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